Thursday, December 13, 2018

Announcements, Calendar and Intercessions

Weekly Service Schedule
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I and coffee hour
10:15 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite II and coffee hour
12:05 Eucharist & Healing Service. Light lunch follows. Bible Study 1:30 PM

Saint John’s Church Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-1 PM; 2 PM-4 PM

Weekly Events
Mondays, 6:30-8 pm, Troop 4 Boy Scouts,
Tuesdays, Saturdays, 7-9 pm, Spanish AA,

Sunday December 16 Third Sunday in Advent
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music and Christmas Pageant
Parish Potluck Christmas Dinner following the 10:15 Eucharist
Wednesday, December 19, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study
Thursday, December 20 at 5:45 PM, Saint John’s Festival Choir rehearsal in the Church
Saturday, December 22, 10 AM, Greening of the Church, Acolyte Rehearsal

Sunday December 23 Fourth Sunday in Advent
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music
The church office will be closed Monday, December 24 through Tuesday, January 1.
Monday, December 24, Christmas Eve Eucharist with the Saint John’s Festival Choir and String Quartet
Saint John’s Choir Rehearsal in the Church, 8 PM
Prelude begins, 8:45 PM
Holy Eucharist, 9 PM followed by Christmas Open House in the Rectory. All are welcome!
Tuesday, December 25, 10 AM, Christmas Day Holy Eucharist with music

Sunday December 30 1 Christmas
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music
The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson, Celebrant & Preacher

Sunday January 6, Feast of the Epiphany

8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with Music
Wednesday, January 9, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study

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December Birthdays: Aydan Akhtar, 8-Dec; Deborah DeBride, 8-Dec; Carol Craft ,12-Dec; Hope Mackey, 14-Dec; Anetta Giovanna, 16-Dec; Christopher McKinney, 23-Dec; Lynette Lewis, 27-Dec; Bernice Walder, 27-Dec; Barbara Ziegler, 28-Dec.

We thank you, Lord, for all the blessings of this life, our 325th Anniversary as a parish, 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: John Gore, Verna Dore, Luther Smith, Wayne Kempton, Marie Baptiste, Ellen Partipiano, Philip Feller, Helene Wright, Ruby Dixon, Joan Smith, David Kesslinger, Carol Shoemaker, William Sheridan, Neil Parkey, Sr. Carolyn Darr, Elyse Gierlich, Denise Edwards, Phyllis Jackson, Kevin Kidd, Tom Cacavio, Stephen Kubasek, The Rev. Leonard Klein, Laurie and Kyle Stewart, Mary Kowalski, Ival Debride, Anthony Muranelli, Harriette Forster, Eve Shepard, Cecile Davis, Beverly Anthonyson, Corey Belinski, Bernice Walder, Sal Bah, Antoinette Forster, Hope Mackey, Fatima Mishk, Kimberly DeShon, Shelley Henderson, Naomi Henderson, Aida Carino, Liliana Moschetta, Tom O’Connor, Monica Harmon, Beverly Sims, Ralph Tremonte, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his diaconal discernment, for immigrant families who have been separated as they cross over into the US, for those impacted by the California wildfires and the Alaska earthquakes, for those impacted by volcanoes, hurricanes, and flooding throughout the world, for tighter gun control, those in war-torn countries, 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: The Rev. Deacon Lois Anne Pagliaro, Jane Weltmer, Elizabeth Hrizzo, Irma Crew, Joan Borghoff, former President of the United States George H.W. Bush, Dr. Edwin Selzer, Richard Hellstern, James Borghoff, Marie Beirne, and those who have died in  wildfires and shootings, those the world over who have died from war, terrorism, and natural disasters, 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.

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