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Thursday, August 15, 2019

From Mother Vicki

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

I am so very sad to hear the news of the death of Hyacinth Anthonyson on Tuesday, August 6 at age 86.  I remember seeing her on Sunday, July 7, my last Sunday with you before my surgery, and she seemed just fine, present to all with a sharp eye and loving smile. She faithfully volunteered for the cafe at our Farmers Market every week, and attended Wednesday Services of Holy Eucharist as well as Sundays. During the winter she would fly off to Antigua to be with her family and friends, but she always returned to be with her "church family."

This loss is a great one for our dear community, but please know that God is with us all, and that Hyacinth is now at peace.  She died on the Feast of the Transfiguration, when Peter, James and John beheld Jesus on the mountaintop in his transfigured glory, a taste of the Resurrection to come.

"All of us go down to the dust; yet even at the grave we make our song:
Alleluia, alleluia, alleluia."

"Give rest, O Christ, to your servant Hyacinth with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting."

Sending blessings, prayers and love,
Vicki+

The Rev. Canon Victoria Sirota
Rector

Funeral Mass








Hyacinth Anthonyson

3 February 1933 – 6 August 2019
Friday, August 30, 10:00 AM
Saint John's Episcopal Church Getty Square
1 Hudson Street, Yonkers, NY 10701

Reception to follow in the Guild Room

Intercessions and Thanksgivings

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life including, those celebrating birthdays this week especially Carol O'Brien, Velma Crichton, and Verna Dore, 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 and Westhab, The 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 handicaps. May we be blessed with compassion and love, and may this Congregation be the hands and feet of Christ in Getty Square.

We hold in our prayers including: Wendy Maxwell, Corey Maxwell, Wayne Maxwell, Cathi Venturini, 
Carolyn Johnson, Carol Walsh, Vicki Sirota, John Tracy, Giselda Nascimento, Edith Williams, Aida Carino, Judith Shorrocks, Mary Jane Nolan, Catherine Corry, Eileen Quinn, Nancy Headley, Velma Crichton, Tara Bowers, Carmen Hanchard, Linda Brown, Carla Jean DeBride, Felix Benzan, Tom O’Connor, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith, Carol Shoemaker, Neil Parkey, Tom Cacavio, Fatima Mishk, Monica Harmon, Ralph Tremonte, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his journey as a Postulant for diaconal ordination, for the Scavenging Workers’ Children in India, for those impacted by natural disasters throughout the world, for tighter gun control, for those in war-torn countries especially Israel and Palestine, and for our President, Congress and our country, for our first responders and military, and for all refugees and immigrants, especially the children.

We pray for those who have died including, Hyacinth Anthonyson, Linda Chisholm and all who died in the shootings in Dayton and El Paso, that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom and those who have died the world over from war, terrorism and natural disasters. We also 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, August 18, 10 Pentecost
8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Chris Canty
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Deborah Holcombe
10a Euch. Min                       Deborah DeBride
Greeters                                  E Williams, D Hackl
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         N Henderson, L Brown

Sunday, August 25, 11 Pentecost
8a Reader                             Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Anthony Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Jen Longley
10a Euch. Min                       Peter Walsh
Greeters                                S Henderson, C Hanchard, A Tracey
Altar Society                         Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                         M. Owens, V Johnson, C Hanchard



Sunday, September 1, 12 Pentecost (In the Sanctuary)
8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Deborah DeBride
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Shelley Henderson
10a Euch. Min                       Peter Walsh
10a Euch. Min                       D Hackl
Greeters                                 M Owens, C Canty, J Longley
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         A Davis, P LaMotey


Sunday, September 8, 13 Pentecost
8a Reader                                       Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson                  Vera Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson                 Karen Lorence
10a Euch. Min                                 Tara Seeley
10a Euch. Min                                 Anthony Johnson
Sunday School                               Deborah DeBride
Greeters                                              D Hackl
Altar Society                                   Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                                   V DeBride, A Carino, M Harmon

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Service Ministers

Sunday, July 28, 7 Pentecost
8a Reader                             Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Anthony Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Jen Longley
10a Euch. Min                       Peter Walsh
Greeters                                  S Henderson, A Tracey
Altar Society                         Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                         A Davis, P LaMotey

Sunday, August 4, 8 Pentecost
8a Reader                             Carrie Parkey
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Vera Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Chris Michel Karsten
10a Euch. Min                       Anthony Johnson
Greeters                                  S Henderson, A Tracey
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         V DeBride, A Carino, M Harmon


Sunday, August 11, 9 Pentecost
8a Reader                             Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Edith Williams
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Deborah DeBride
10a Euch. Min                       Tara Seeley
Greeters                                  M Owens, C Canty, J Longley
Altar Society                         Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                         S Henderson, A Giovanna, D Hackle

Sunday, August 18, 10 Pentecost
8a Reader                             George Morrison
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Chris Canty
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Deborah Holcombe
10a Euch. Min                       Deborah DeBride
Greeters                                  E Williams, D Hackl
Altar Society                         A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                         N Henderson, L Brown

Sunday, August 25, 11 Pentecost
8a Reader                             Kenneth Leacock
10a Reader 1st Lesson        Anthony Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson       Jen Longley
10a Euch. Min                       Peter Walsh
Greeters                                S Henderson, C Hanchard, A Tracey
Altar Society                         Linda Brown
Coffee Hour                         M. Owens, V Johnson, C Hanchard

Intercessions and Thanksgivings

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life including, those celebrating birthdays this week, 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 and Westhab, The 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 handicaps. May we be blessed with compassion and love, and may this Congregation be the hands and feet of Christ in Getty Square.

We hold in our prayers including: Hyacinth Anthonyson, Vicki Sirota, John Tracy, Giselda Nascimento, Edith Williams, The Reverend Canon Nora Smith, Aida Carino, Judith Shorrocks, Mary Jane Nolan, Catherine Corry, Eileen Quinn, Nancy Headley, Velma Crichton, Tara Bowers, Carmen Hanchard, Linda Brown, Carla Jean DeBride, Felix Benzan, Tom O’Connor, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith, Carol Shoemaker, Neil Parkey, Tom Cacavio, Fatima Mishk, Monica Harmon, Ralph Tremonte, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his journey as a Postulant for diaconal ordination, for the Scavenging Workers’ Children in India, for those impacted by natural disasters throughout the world, for tighter gun control, for those in war-torn countries especially Israel and Palestine, and for our President, Congress and our country, for our first responders and military, and for all refugees and immigrants, especially the children.

We pray for those who have died that they may have a place in your eternal kingdom and those who have died the world over from war, terrorism and natural disasters. We also lament those who have died over the centuries due to slavery, lynching, racism and the unequal and unjust treatment of peoples in this country.