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Thursday, July 20, 2017


7 Pentecost
Sunday, July 23, 2017
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II with music

From Mother Vicki

Collect for Cities

Heavenly Father, in your Word you have given us a vision of that holy City to which the nations of the world bring their glory: Behold and visit, we pray, the cities of the earth. Renew the ties of mutual regard which form our civic life. Send us honest and able leaders. Enable us to eliminate poverty, prejudice, and oppression, that peace may prevail with righteousness, and justice with order, and that men and women from different cultures and with differing talents may find with one another the fulfillment of their humanity; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
BCP, p. 825

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

What a wonderful Parish Potluck Picnic and Mass we had at the Sarah Lawrence Center for the Urban River at the Beczak last Sunday! We had a great turnout, were delighted to meet new friends and the family of members, and rejoiced in the wonderful response to the call for food. It was absolutely fabulous! Thanks to so many who made such delicious contributions, as well as all who volunteered to bring chairs, tables and people over from the church, including Linda Brown, Velma Crichton, Debbie DeBride, Ival DeBride, Annie Davies, Monica Harmon, Helen Hutchinson, Anthony Johnson, Jen Longley, Steve McCoy, Jane Metzger, George Morrison, Mary Owen, etc. etc. as well as Pedro Cordero. If I have left you off, please forgive me! It was a wondrous group effort. Thanks be to God for the beautiful weather and lovely Hudson River vistas. How blessed we are to live in Yonkers!

Our Outreach Committee meets again this Monday, 24 July at 7 p.m. in the Church Office, and our DVD/Book Club on Jim Wallis’ Justice for the Poor has its sixth and last meeting on Tuesday, 25 July at 6:30 p.m. There are no more Wednesday Noon Services of Holy Eucharist and Bible Classes until Wednesday, 6 September.

This September, the Order of Urban Missioners begins its Ninth Year in the Diocese of New York with our Service of Covenanting at our church, Saint John’s Getty Square, Yonkers, on Thursday, 14 September at 6 p.m., The Right Rev. Allen Shin, preaching and presiding. This group is self-selecting, and always just a one year commitment to a deeper spiritual life and prayer connection with others. I helped to found this spiritual support group for lay and ordained people in Baltimore, MD in 2000, and in NY in 2009. The description of the Order and the dates for the fall of 2017 are listed below. If you are interested, please let me know, and I can give you further information (mothervsirota@gmail.com).

Don’t forget to check out our wonderful Farmers’ & Flea Market on Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Support Saint John’s by checking out our bread table, food and coffee station and Rummage Sale in the Parish Hall. The fruits and vegetables are as fresh as can be! Thanks to all who volunteer, those who run the Rummage Sale as well as those who sell bread, coffee, donuts, hot dogs and corn-on-the cob, to Ademir and Pedro, and especially to dear George Morrison who does an excellent job keeping everything running smoothly. If you wish to help out, please contact George (georgemcneil170@gmail.com).

Our Parish Administrator, Jan Valentine, will be out for much of August for a surgical procedure and rehab. Please keep her in your prayers. We are grateful to Carol Craft who will answer the phone and keep the office open Mondays through Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon.

This Sunday, July 23, is my last Sunday before my vacation and our last Sunday worshipping in the Church Sanctuary until September. The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson will be preaching and presiding from July 30 through August 27 in the air-conditioned Guild Room while I am away. She will also handle pastoral concerns as needed. I pray that things will be calm and that all of you get some time to relax and enjoy the beauty of summertime and the wonderful gift of re-creation.

We continue to pray for our cities, especially this city of Yonkers. May God bless you this summer with a compassionate heart and with the gifts of joy and peace.

In Christ and with love,
Vicki+
The Reverend Canon Victoria Sirota
Priest-in-Charge
St. John's Parish Picnic





Farmer's & Flea Market


Gallery Hop


Parish Office Hours for August: Mon. - Thurs. 9AM to 12PM

Note Box for Mother Vicki and the Office in the Narthex Please leave any communications in the box: prayer list additions, volunteering, pastoral concerns, and needs for meetings. Mother Vicki’s email is mothervsirota@gmail.com and her office phone number is (914) 969-2969

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

Weekly Events
· Mondays, Boy Scout Troop 4 6:30 to 8:00 PM
· Wednesdays, Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30
· Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 7-9 PM Spanish AA meetings
· Thursday, July 6- November 16, 7 AM-4 PM, Farmers’ Market

Church Calendar

Sunday, July 23, 7 Pentecost, 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM; Eucharist Rite II with music
Monday, July 24, Outreach Committee, 7 PM
Tuesday, July 25, Justice for the Poor program (“Love God, Serve People, Change the World”), Church Office, 6:30-8
Thursday, July 27,Farmers’ & Flea Market, 7 AM-4 PM

Sunday, July 30, 8 Pentecost
. 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist Rite II in the Guild Room. We Welcome The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson as our celebrant and preacher through August.
Thursday, August 3, Farmers’ & Flea Market, 7 AM-4 PM

Sundays, August, 6, 13, 20, 27. 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist Rite II in the Guild Room.
We Welcome The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson as our celebrant and preacher through August.
Sunday, August 27, Faith Friends Luncheon 12:30
Monday August 28, 6:30 PM Meeting.
Thursdays, Farmers’ & Flea Market, 7 AM-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.

The Flowers (suggested $50 gift) and the Sanctuary Lamp (suggested $10 gift) can be given each week outside of Advent and Lent in memory of a loved one. You may sign up in the hall or call the parish office for more information. (914) 963-3033

The Flowers this morning are offered by Barbara Ziegler in memory of Leslie O. Ziegler, Cecelia Howell Ziegler, and Christine Cecelia Beaury Engelhart

July Birthdays: Vicki Sirota, Claudia Wilson, 12 July; Karen Lorence, 14 July; Samuel Akhtar, 16 July; Sarah Harmon, 19 July; Salil Akhtar, 20 July; Glenn Borghoff, 24 July, Ruby Dixon, 25 July.

We thank you especially 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, 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.

Please hold in your prayers: Fessenden House that all who have lived there may know your loving care, for Sen. John McCain, Richard Remppel, Lisa Osborne, Michael Sperl, Ernst Haering, Bernie Ryan, Shari Mercatante, Ralph Tremonti, Ruth Tatum, Clyde Mahoney, Kevin Kidd, Denise Edwards, Phyllis Jackson, Elyse Gierlich, Lynette Lewis, Michael Hausler, Marie Baptiste, Danielle and Jordan Etienne, Mary Owens, The Rev. Mitties DeChamplain, Samuel Akhtar, Neil DePasquale, Aida Carino, The Rev. Canon Blake Rider, Anetta Giovanna, Nancy Burns, Candra Davis, Jan Thompson, Jay Moses, Thomas O’Connor, Rocco Cacciatore, Richard Brown, Harold Cronk, June Pariott Kniffen, Waine Kniffen, Don Lundquist, Joe Walsh, Peter Walsh, The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Wayne Kempton, Lawrence Gilkes, and Brother Anthony Francis. We pray for those impacted by terrorist attacks and for our President, our country, our first responders, and all refugees and immigrants.

Deceased: We pray for Laura Palm, the 16 service members who died in the aircraft crash in Mississippi, for Khadija Saye and Mary Mende, cousins of Mary Owens and Annie Davis who died in the apartment fire in London, Nicholas Bennett, NYS Trooper Joel R. Davis, NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, Camille Ryan, for those who have died from drug overdoses in our communities, and for all have died from terrorist attacks, gun violence and other natural disasters throughout the world.

Please note: Names will generally remain on the prayer list for one month. If you would like to add or return a name to the list, please be in touch with the office at 914-963-3033 or by email at parish@yonkerschurch.org. Thank you.

Sunday July 23, 7 Pentecost

10a Reader 1st Lesson    Vera Johnson
10a Reader 2nd Lesson    Jen Longley  
10a 1st Euch. Min             Anthony Johnson
10a 2nd Euch. Min           Deborah Holcombe
Sunday School                   Debbie DeBride
Greeters                               C Hanchard, C O'Brien, A Tracey
Altar Society                       A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                        N Henderson, L Brown, H Hutchinson, D Hackl

Genesis 28:10-19a
Psalm 139: 1-11, 22-23
Romans 8:12-25
Matthew 13:24-30,36-43

Sunday July 30, 8 Pentecost

10a Reader 1st Lesson    Chris Canty
10a Reader 2nd Lesson    Denise Hackl  
10a 1st Euch. Min             Anthony Johnson
10a 2nd Euch. Min           Deborah DeBride
Sunday School                   S Henderson
Greeters                               E Williams, A Davies
Altar Society                       A Tracey, M Harmon, M Eich
Coffee Hour                        M Owens, V Johnson, C Hanchard

Genesis 29:15-28
Psalm 105:1-11, 45b
Romans 8:26-39
Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Parish Office Hours: Mon. to Thurs. 9 AM -1; 2 – 4 PM

Note Box for Mother Vicki and the Office in the Narthex Please leave any communications in the box: prayer list additions, volunteering, pastoral concerns, and needs for meetings. Mother Vicki’s email is mothervsirota@gmail.com and her office phone number is (914) 969-2969

Parish Weekly Service Schedule
Sundays 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Eucharist Rite II with music
Wednesday Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30.

Weekly Events
· Mondays, Boy Scout Troop 4 6:30 to 8:00 PM
· Wednesdays, Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30
· Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 7-9 PM Spanish AA meetings
· Thursday, July 6- November 16, 7 AM-4 PM, Farmers’ Market

Church Calendar
Sunday, July 9, 5 Pentecost, 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM; 
Eucharist Rite II with music

Monday, July 10, Outreach Committee meeting, 7 pm.
Tuesday, July 11, Justice for the Poor program (“Love God, Serve People, Change the World”), Church Office, 6:30-8
Wednesday July 12, Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:05 PM. Light lunch follows. Bible Study at 1:30
Thursday, July 13, Farmers’ Market, 7 AM-4 PM

Sunday, July 16, 6 Pentecost, 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I;
10:15 AM; Eucharist Rite II at the Beczac Center, 35 Alexander St
, Yonkers

Pot Luck Picnic from 11:30 am to 1 pm
Monday, July 17, Executive Committee, 6 PM
Tuesday, July 18, Sharing Community BOD meeting, 8:30 AM, Library
Tuesday, July 18, Justice for the Poor program (“Love God, Serve People, Change the World”), Church Office, 6:30-8
Wednesday July 19, Holy Eucharist & Healing Service at 12:05 PM. Light lunch. Bible Study, 1:30 (last one until 9/6)
Thursday, July 20, Farmers’ Market, 7 AM-4 PM

Sunday, July 23, 7 Pentecost, 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 
10:15 AM; Eucharist Rite II with music
Tuesday, July 25, Justice for the Poor program (“Love God, Serve People, Change the World”), Church Office, 6:30-8
Thursday, July 27, Farmers’ Market, 7 AM-4 PM

Sunday, July 30, 8 Pentecost. 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist Rite II in the Guild Room. We Welcome The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson as our celebrant and preacher through August. Thursday, August 3, Farmers’ Market, 7 AM-4 PM

Sundays, August, 6, 13, 20, 27. 8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM Eucharist Rite II in the Guild Room. We Welcome The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson as our celebrant and preacher through August. Thursdays, Farmers’ Market, 7 AM-4 PM. Sunday, August 27, Faith Friends Luncheon, 12:30.

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.

The Flowers (suggested $50 gift) and the Sanctuary Lamp (suggested $10 gift) can be given each week outside of Advent and Lent in memory of a loved one. You may sign up in the hall or call the parish office for more information. (914) 963-3033

July Birthdays: Vicki Sirota, Claudia Wilson, 12 July; Karen Lorence, 14 July; Samuel Akhtar, 16 July; Sarah Harmon, 19 July; Salil Akhtar, 20 July; Glenn Borghoff, 24 July.

We thank you especially 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, , 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.

Please hold in your prayers: Fessenden House that all who have lived there may know your loving care, for Lisa Osborne, Michael Sperl, Ernst Haering, Bernie Ryan, Shari Mercatante, Ralph Tremonte, the Beyes family, Ruth Tatum, Clyde Mahoney, Kevin Kidd, Denise Edwards, Phyllis Jackson, Elyse Gierlich, Lynette Lewis, Michael Hausler, Marie Baptiste, Danielle and Jordan Etienne, Mary Owens, The Rev. Mitties DeChamplain, The Rev. Rudy Ressmeyer, Samuel Akhtar, Neil DePasquale, Gabriel Carino, Aida Carino, The Rev. Canon Blake Rider, Anetta Giovanna, Nancy Burns, Candra Davis, Jan Thompson, Jay Moses, Thomas O’Connor, Rocco Cacciatore, Richard Brown, Harold Cronk, June Pariott Kniffen, Waine Kniffen, Don Lundquist, Joe Walsh, Peter Walsh, The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Wayne Kempton, Lawrence Gilkes, and Brother Anthony Francis. We pray for those impacted by terrorist attacks and for our President, our country, our first responders, and all refugees and immigrants.

Deceased: We pray for Laura Palm, the 16 service members who died in the aircraft crash in Mississippi, for Khadija Saye and Mary Mende, cousins of Mary Owens and Annie Davis who died in the apartment fire in London, Nicholas Bennett, NYS Trooper Joel R. Davis, NYPD Officer Miosotis Familia, Camille Ryan, Brook Beyes, for those who have died from drug overdoses in our communities, and for all have died from terrorist attacks, gun violence and other natural disasters throughout the world.


Please note: Names will generally remain on the prayer list for one month. If you would like to add or return a name to the list, please be in touch with the office at 914-963-3033 or by email at parish@yonkerschurch.org. Thank you.