Welcome!

Welcome!

Thursday, July 19, 2018

325th Anniversary Save the Date



10:15 AM Festival Holy Eucharist

The Right Reverend Mary D Glasspool, Preacher and Celebrant
Assistant Bishop The Episcopal Diocese of New York
1:00 PM Gala Luncheon
The Riverview, 1 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
$75 per person
Questions and Reservations 
914-963-3033
parish@yonkerschurch.org

From Mother Vicki


Gospel for the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

The apostles gathered around Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.


Mark 6:30-34 NRSV

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

This is the first section of the Gospel for Sunday, July 22.  The disciples have returned after having been sent out two by two to preach the good news.  I imagine that they were both elated and exhausted.  Wisely Jesus suggests that they get away from the crowds of people and rest.  They get in their boat, but the people who are eager to see Jesus run around the shore and beat them to their destination.  Jesus does not send them away but instead has compassion on them and teaches them many things.

God’s compassion for us is something we long for deeply.  We hear it powerfully in Psalm 23, our psalm for this Sunday, the reminder that our God cares about us, watches over us and knows our frailty (“he makes me lie down in green pastures”).  Even when we have to face death, the Lord is at our side as we walk through “the valley of the shadow of death.”  We have not been abandoned.

But yes, we do need time off!  We need to rest and take care of ourselves.  Summers are a great time to do that.  When the temperature outside is hot and the air heavy, we human beings need to slow down and rest.  But we also need to remember that God will continue to use us wherever we are, and that spreading this Gospel message of love is not just something we talk about on Sunday mornings.  We are called to spread the good news everywhere we go.

Thanks to the Sara Lawrence Center for the Urban River at Beczak we had a wonderful outdoor service and picnic last Sunday.  We are also grateful to God that the rain held off and we did not have to go inside!  The river and cloud cover provided a bit of a breeze and cooler temperatures.  It was perfect!  Thanks to everyone who brought chairs and tables, to Helen Hutchinson who brought our communion service, to those who made and brought food, and to Annie Davies and Mary Owens who served us so beautifully.  What a lovely time we all had feasting and watching the children play with frisbees, hula hoops and bubbles!

Don’t forget to join us on Thursday for our Farmers’ Market and Flea Market!  We are open early for you to pick up fresh produce and breads. Our Thrift Store is amazing!  Come and enjoy the sheer beauty of all of the vegetables and flowers, as well as the Yonkers residents and visitors from all over the world making good use of this great out-door market.  And it’s not too late to bring your donations in of gently used items, kitchen utensils, pots and pans.  Thank you!

Our next meeting to help prepare for our 325th Anniversary Celebration will be this Sunday, July 22nd at noon in the church office.  Please come!  We need volunteers in all areas as we joyfully lift up our incredible heritage of belonging to the very first Anglican parish in this area!

Our seventh class of “Via Media” (“The Middle Way”) is on Monday evening, July 23rd
from 7 – 8:30 p.m. in the Library (enter through the door closest to the Guild Room).  The last class in this course will be on September 10th.

Jesus had compassion for his closest friends, and he had compassion for those who sought healing and sought to understand what he was teaching them about who God is.
“The Lord is my shepherd.  I shall not want.”

May this summer be a restful and blessed oAnchorne for you.

Blessings and love,
Vicki+

The Reverend Canon Victoria Sirota
Priest-in-Charge

325th Anniversary Choir





Rehearsals for the 325th Anniversary Festival Eucharist are Wednesdays 9/5,9/12,/9/19 at 5:30 in the church.

Saint John's Pot Luck Picnic at the Center for the Urban River at Beczak 


Announcements, Service Schedule, Weekly Calendar and Intercessory Prayers

Weekly Events
Mondays, Troop 4 Boy Scouts, 6:30-8pm
Wednesdays, Healing Eucharist, 12:05 PM, Bible Class 1:30 PM
Thursdays Farmers’ & Flea Market. 7 AM to 4 PM
Spanish AA, 7-9pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

If you would like to receive our weekly email blast please email your name and address to parish@yonkerschurch.org.

Parish Sunday Schedule
Sundays 8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist Rite II with music

Sunday July 22, 9 Pentecost (Proper 11)
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist, Rite II
Sunday, July 22, 325th Anniversary Meeting, Church Office at noon
Monday July 23, Session 7 for Via Media, 7-8:30 PM in the Library
Wednesday, July 25, Eucharist and Healing Service, 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30 PM
Wednesday, July 25, Vestry Meeting, 6:30 PM in the Guild Room
Thursday, July 26, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM

Sunday July 29, 10 Pentecost (Proper 12)
Services will be held in the Guild Room.
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist
The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Preacher & Celebrant
Thursday, August 2, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM

Sunday August 5, 11 Pentecost (Proper 13)
Services will be held in the Guild Room.
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist
The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Preacher & Celebrant The church office will be closed August 6-9 while Jan Valentine in on vacation.
Thursday, August 9, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM

Sunday August 12, 12 Pentecost (Proper 14)
Services will be held in the Guild Room.
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist
The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Preacher & Celebrant
Thursday, August 16, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM


If you would like to receive our weekly email blast please email your name and address to parish@yonkerschurch.org.

Would you like to host Coffee Hour? This involves choosing a date and bringing refreshments. Please sign up at the sign up table outside the Guild Room. We have a team each week that can assist you with the details. 

July Birthdays and Anniversaries: Glenn Borghoff, 24 July; Ruby Dixon, 25 July. The 25th Wedding Anniversary of Aaron and Marsha McKinney.

We pray for and give thanks to God for this neighborhood of Getty Square, for all who live and work here, for all who come here for goods and services, for those who are homeless and hungry, for the Sharing Community, Salvation Army, YWCA and the YMCA, the Yonkers Fire and Police Departments, and all who work to help others. We pray for healing for those who struggle with addictions, and physical and mental disabilities. Please bless our vision with compassion and love, so that this Congregation may be the hands and feet of Christ in Getty Square.  Amen

Prayer of Lament O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family and especially in this Episcopal Diocese of New York as we lament our past complicity in slavery, racism, and the unfair treatment of all peoples; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We hold in our prayers: Anthony Muranelli, Harriette Forster, Eve Shepard, Cecile Davis, Beverly Anthonyson, Corey Belinski, Bernice Walder, Roger Ressmeyer, Marion Eich, Carmen Hanchard, Gabriella Nascimento, Sal Bah, Antoinette Forster, Harv Oostdyk, Hope Mackey, Mamazane Xulu, Carol O’Brien, Fatima Mishk, Kimberly DeShon, Shelley Henderson, Naomi Henderson, Aida Carino, Liliana Moschetta, Tom O’Connor, Monica Harmon, Beverly Sims, Clyde Mahoney, Ralph Tremonte, June & Waine Kniffen, Peter Walsh, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his diaconal discernment, for the Thai Soccer Team and coach as they recover, for immigrant families who have been separated as they cross over into the US, for tighter gun control, for those in war-torn countries—especially student protestors in Nicaragua, for those impacted by volcanoes, wild fires, flooding in Japan, and for our President, our country, our first responders, all refugees and immigrants especially the children, and our military.

We pray for those who have died: including The Rev. Dr. Frederick Anthony Drobin, Dr. Alice Nyadoi Okoth-Ogwal, Tori Bement, the Thai Navy SEAL who died in the rescue effort, and all those the world over who have died from war, terrorism, and natural disasters including the flooding in Japan, and we lament those who have died over the centuries due to slavery, lynching, racism and the unequal and unjust treatment of peoples in this country.

Service Ministers

Sunday July 22, 9 Pentecost (Proper 11)
 8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Vera Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Karen Lorence10a
1st Euch. Min                        Denise Hackl
10a 2nd Euch. Min              Deborah DeBride
Sunday School                     L Smith
Greeters                               C Hanchard, A Tracey
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         A Davis,V Crichton, P LaMotey


Sunday July 29, 10 Pentecost (Proper 12) Guild Room
 8a Reader                             Carrie Parkey
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Deborah DeBride
10a Reader 2nd Lesson        Tara Seeley
10a 2nd Euch. Min              Deborah Holcombe        
Greeters                               M Owens, C Canty, Jen Longley
Altar Society                         H Hutchinson, Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                         V Debride,  A Carino

Sunday August 5, 11 Pentecost (Proper 13) Guild Room

8a Reader                             Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Chris Canty
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Jen Longley
10a Euch. Min                       Anthony Johnson
Greeters                                E Williams, D Hackl
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         M Harmon

Sunday August 12, 12 Pentecost (Proper 14) Guild Room

8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson         Deborah Holcombe
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Deborah DeBride
10a Euch. Min                       Deborah Holcombe
Greeters                                 M Owens, C Canty, Jen Longley
Altar Society                          H Hutchinson, Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                           N Henderson, L Brown, H Hutchinson,
                                                  D Hackl

Sunday's Gospel





Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored the boat. When they got out of the boat, people at once recognized him, and rushed about that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went, into villages or cities or farms, they laid the sick in the marketplaces, and begged him that they might touch even the fringe of his cloak; and all who touched it were healed.