Monday, August 31, 2015

Announcement Party

Our St. John's Restoration Campaign began in April 2013.  After much fund-raising, being awarded several grants, developing plans for the restoration of the front fa├žade of the church we now wish to announce to the public some good news.  Please join us for an after-work celebration on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Yonkers Brewing Company.

It is appropriate to hold the event at the local brewery because one of the windows being restored memorializes Edward Underhill whose family built the first Yonkers Brewery once located on Chicken Island.

Come join us as we celebrate this historic building and our efforts to care for it!  You can make your reservation by clicking the link below.

Reservations for Party

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Thank You to Everyone Who made the Parish Picnic Wonderful

Thanks also to the Sarah Lawrence Center for the Urban River which hosted out group.  Thanks to all who cooked and who hauled chairs and tables.  Thank you to Robert Hothan who opened and closed the building for us.  From singing "We shall Gather at the River" to the egg race to the wonderful food the verdict was unanimous.  It was a great time!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Rescheduled Annual Meeting For Sunday, March 8

The parish meets once each year to elect officers, to thank people for their ministries, to examine our finances, and most importantly to think and pray about our mission here in Yonkers. 

All those who have been regular attendees at worship in 2014, who contributed to the parish financially in 2014, who are over the age of 18 are voting members of the parish.  Those who do not meet these criteria may still come to support and learn about the parish.

If you would like to read the bulletin that is published for this annual meeting you may read it HERE.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Annual Meeting Has Been Postponed.

Due to the weather the annual meeting has been postponed until March 8. 

We will have services today at 8 & 10 AM but ask parishioners to exercise caution in coming to church.  The parking lot has been plowed and is not slippery as of this writing.

If you do stay at home please say prayers, perhaps using Morning Prayer in the Prayerbook, and reading the lessons appointed for today which you may find here

Friday, February 20, 2015

Lent is in Full Swing at St. John's

On Shrove Tuesday (Also known as Mardi Gras) we burned the palms from the Palm Sunday celebration last year.  You can see the picure below.  These ashes were used to mark the foreheads of the penitents at the Ash Wednesday Services.

Our Lent and Easter will be even more remarkable this year because of our program called "Drinking Deeply from the Well".  We will have beautiful music and special sermons focusing on spirituality in our weekly services.

You can See our Easter Schedule here.
You can Read a Guide to Lent here.  It has a few suggestions of ways you can fast, pray and give alms druing Lent on the second page.

You can see a flyer about "Drinking Deeply from the Well" Here.  Using beautiful music and relevant talks we hope to make sprituality more accessible to people who are dissaffected by religion.