tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-25858441573856021572016-04-27T13:17:33.309-07:00St. John's Church, Getty SquareLoving God and Neighbor in Yonkers, New York since 1693St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.comBlogger111125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-30452590562561246362016-03-23T17:33:00.002-07:002016-04-04T10:20:34.395-07:00Weekly Service ScheduleWeekly Schedule<br /><br /><br /><div style="text-align: center;">Sundays</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">8:00 am &nbsp;Holy Eucharist &nbsp;Rite 1 &amp; coffee hour</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">10:15 am, Sung Eucharist Rite II &amp; coffee hour</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">Thursdays&nbsp;</div><div style="text-align: center;"><br /></div><div style="text-align: center;">12:05 pm, Holy Eucharist and Healing, light lunch</div>John Hamiltonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388821419029115811noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-5629898416228110472016-02-09T05:25:00.000-08:002016-02-09T05:25:17.635-08:00Lenten Program, Sundays. Feb. 14th, Mar. 6th & Mar. 13th: Book Study: The New Jim Crow by Michelle AlexanderOur prisons are disproportionately filled with black and Latino prisoners for minor non-violent drug offenses while studies consistently show whites commit these offenses at roughly the same proportion yet do not enter the criminal justice system. &nbsp;Alexander makes her case using detailed analysis and a vast body of research to show that this has become a situation as damaging to the black population as Jim Crow was of former days. &nbsp;You do not need to read the book to attend. &nbsp;Please come and learn about both the justice and spiritual issues this book raises.<br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4fGyEQXUix0/VrnonkGFT4I/AAAAAAAAUHE/ANGegxVT5qU/s1600/Lenten%2BProgram%2B2.png" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="400" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4fGyEQXUix0/VrnonkGFT4I/AAAAAAAAUHE/ANGegxVT5qU/s400/Lenten%2BProgram%2B2.png" width="350" /></a></div><br /><br /><br />John Hamiltonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388821419029115811noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-72087440574902576062015-08-31T04:32:00.000-07:002015-08-31T04:36:14.475-07:00Announcement Party<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C5N1p5N8gp0/VeQ74kS7rMI/AAAAAAAABSY/OPKuQWBvWWs/s1600/church%2Bexterior%2B25%2Bper%2Bcent.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="213" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-C5N1p5N8gp0/VeQ74kS7rMI/AAAAAAAABSY/OPKuQWBvWWs/s320/church%2Bexterior%2B25%2Bper%2Bcent.jpg" width="320" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;">&nbsp;</div>Our St. John's Restoration Campaign began in April 2013.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Please join us for an after-work celebration on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at the Yonkers Brewing Company.<br /><br />It is appropriate to hold the event at the local brewery because one of the windows being restored&nbsp;memorializes Edward Underhill whose family built the first Yonkers Brewery&nbsp;once located on Chicken Island.<br /><br />Come join us as we celebrate this historic building and our efforts to care for it!&nbsp; You can make your reservation by clicking the link below.<br /><br /><a href="https://sites.google.com/site/stjohnschurchgettysquare/windows-restoration-campaign" target="_blank">Reservations for Party</a><br /><br />St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-48956221450793375222015-07-28T07:05:00.003-07:002016-04-04T08:47:25.480-07:00<div align="left" class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><span id="goog_1379282477"></span><span id="goog_1379282478"></span><br />St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-52881269783079960772015-03-06T11:13:00.004-08:002015-03-06T11:13:54.744-08:00Rescheduled Annual Meeting For Sunday, March 8<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x7pjKeEv_dQ/VPn7n7FaagI/AAAAAAAABJ0/xBmcQwlNFJU/s1600/homecoming%2B2013%2Be%2Beating.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x7pjKeEv_dQ/VPn7n7FaagI/AAAAAAAABJ0/xBmcQwlNFJU/s1600/homecoming%2B2013%2Be%2Beating.jpg" height="240" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br />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.&nbsp; <br /><br />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.&nbsp; Those who do not meet these criteria may still come to support and learn about the parish. <br /><br />If you would like to read the bulletin that is published for this annual meeting you may read it <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzO1WbPIgw-ZVjBTTHJWWUc2dGs/view?usp=sharing" target="_blank">HERE</a>.St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-38437989803829620102014-12-22T12:17:00.002-08:002014-12-22T12:19:43.522-08:00Pageant Begins Our Celebration of the Incarnation<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9-Gq2JJ2Qeg/VJh79XWeZzI/AAAAAAAAMb4/4eUC15p9p1c/s1600/christmas%2Bpageant%2B2014.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9-Gq2JJ2Qeg/VJh79XWeZzI/AAAAAAAAMb4/4eUC15p9p1c/s1600/christmas%2Bpageant%2B2014.jpg" height="240" width="320" /></a></div><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />They were all Stars! &nbsp;The Story that began about 2000 years ago continues to unfold in our lives.John Hamiltonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388821419029115811noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-46623966932366976132014-12-19T16:04:00.002-08:002014-12-19T16:27:20.622-08:00<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YhgCCvoE4Os/VJTBePygoEI/AAAAAAAABIU/04TL_sSLLO0/s1600/nativity.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YhgCCvoE4Os/VJTBePygoEI/AAAAAAAABIU/04TL_sSLLO0/s1600/nativity.jpg" height="204" width="320" /></a></div><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><br /><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="color: purple; font-size: large;"><b></b></span><span style="color: #a64d79; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><br /><span style="color: #a64d79; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="color: #a64d79; font-size: large;"><b><br /></b></span><span style="color: #a64d79; font-size: large;"><b>Fourth Sunday of Advent</b></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Sunday, Dec. 21 at 10:00 A.M.</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Advent Lessons and Carols</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;">&amp; Sunday School Pageant</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><span style="color: #e06666; font-size: large;"><b>Christmas Eve Service</b></span><br /><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oQ71s26MZqs/VJS_jGxjfPI/AAAAAAAABII/e6oXoeriC7o/s1600/nativity.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><span style="font-size: large;"></span></a><span style="font-size: large;">Wednesday, Dec. 24 at 9:00 P.M.</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Reception Following</span><br /><span style="font-size: large;"><br /></span><span style="color: #e06666; font-size: large;"><b>Christmas Day Service</b></span><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Thursday, Dec. 24 at 10:00 A.M.</span>St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-82221495291055753772014-10-24T10:28:00.002-07:002014-10-24T10:34:01.213-07:00Harvest Fair Saturday October 25th<br /><span style="color: #bf9000; font-size: large;"><b>St. John's Harvest Fair</b><br />Saturday, Oct. 25,&nbsp;</span><div><span style="color: #bf9000; font-size: large;">12 Noon to 6 PM</span><br />1 Hudson Street, Yonker NY 10701<br />(At the corner of S. B'way)<br /><br /><b>All Proceeds go to restore the Church's Front Windows</b><br /><br /><b>The Church will be Open for Visitors</b><br /><br />Facebook Event URL:<br /><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/1493263437605036">https://www.facebook.com/events/1493263437605036</a><br />Please go and Share it to your Page or Group!<br /><br /><ul><li><b><span style="color: blue;">Meals $10 (Chicken, Pork, Kielbasa) Eat in or Carry out&nbsp;</span></b></li><li>Country Store and Baked Goods&nbsp;</li><li><b><span style="color: #274e13;">Live Music Band&nbsp;</span></b></li><li>Flea Market and Vendors&nbsp;</li><li>Candidates for Office may briefly Greet the Gathering&nbsp;</li><li><b><span style="color: #741b47;">Raffle and 50/50 Chances (Drawing by 5 PM)&nbsp;</span></b></li><li><b><span style="color: #cc0000;">Free Bouncy Castle for Children (12 Noon to 4 PM)&nbsp;</span></b></li><li>Halloween Costume Parade (4 PM)&nbsp;</li><li>Face Painting for Children&nbsp;</li><li>Pumpkin Decorating Contest for Children</li></ul><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0Vw4adpVe_w/VEqLmjtIBoI/AAAAAAAAMBY/H_phcgPwRSM/s1600/20131026_141600.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; color: #222222; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0Vw4adpVe_w/VEqLmjtIBoI/AAAAAAAAMBY/H_phcgPwRSM/s1600/20131026_141600.jpg" height="225" width="400" /></a></div><br /></div>John Hamiltonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388821419029115811noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-16241265545456724812014-10-03T08:33:00.002-07:002014-10-03T08:33:33.964-07:00Blessing of the Animal<a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f64wl-0z0iM/VC7BuyTHXhI/AAAAAAAABH4/DbL3BNGonpE/s1600/Take%2Bme%2Bto%2Bst%2Bjohns%2Bcat.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-f64wl-0z0iM/VC7BuyTHXhI/AAAAAAAABH4/DbL3BNGonpE/s1600/Take%2Bme%2Bto%2Bst%2Bjohns%2Bcat.jpg" height="320" width="236" /></a>Come to our Annual Blessing of the Animals!<br />Saturday, October 4, 2014<br />12 Noon<br />On the Church Lawn<br />(In Church if rainy)<br /><br />Please bring your pets appropriately Restrained.St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-38564344941653000192014-08-21T07:52:00.000-07:002014-08-21T07:52:15.006-07:00Picnic For the Sharing Community<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aNoWAfTqDuk/U_YHFXt8ZfI/AAAAAAAABGY/wQjNJ3169LA/s1600/20140720_124033.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aNoWAfTqDuk/U_YHFXt8ZfI/AAAAAAAABGY/wQjNJ3169LA/s1600/20140720_124033.jpg" height="111" width="200" /></a>Jesus said when you throw a party invite those who cannot return the favor and you will receive blessing from God. &nbsp;This year St. John's scheduled two Parish Picnics. &nbsp;The first one we had was the parish picnic held in July for those who worship and participate regularly in the life of St. John's. &nbsp;The Second one is this next Sunday, August 24, and we are joining the Sharing Community to have a picnic on the grounds with the people who go there for lunch each day. &nbsp;We welcome volunteers to help us with tables and to serve food. &nbsp;We will begin setting up after the service at 11AM &nbsp;and will be breaking down the tables at about 1:30 PM. &nbsp;To volunteer call (914)963-3033. &nbsp;We we also welcome prayers.St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-75186578069551628012014-07-18T08:35:00.000-07:002014-07-18T08:36:14.005-07:00Grace Abounds at our One Day Bible School<br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><object class="BLOGGER-youtube-video" classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase="http://download.macromedia.com/pub/shockwave/cabs/flash/swflash.cab#version=6,0,40,0" data-thumbnail-src="https://i1.ytimg.com/vi/AaCCSaybvx0/0.jpg" height="266" width="320"><param name="movie" value="https://www.youtube.com/v/AaCCSaybvx0?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><embed width="320" height="266" src="https://www.youtube.com/v/AaCCSaybvx0?version=3&f=user_uploads&c=google-webdrive-0&app=youtube_gdata" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true"></embed></object></div>We joined earth to heaven, and heaven to earth as we learned the story of Jacob and the ladder of his dream during our One Day Bible School this last Tuesday, July 15 at St. John's Church. &nbsp;Nine students, three assistants, and three teachers, sang, prayed, learned stories, made art, visited the Malotz Skilled Nursing Pavillion, went to a park, and last but not least, learned to sing "Jesus loves the little children" in American Sign Language. &nbsp;You can see hear much more at church on Sunday, July 20 at the 10AM service. &nbsp;Meanwhile enjoy this brief video with a foretaste of the song!St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-65542091778643485632014-03-24T11:00:00.000-07:002014-03-24T11:01:49.209-07:00St. John's Serves the Community!<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wAdd8aDizhQ/UzBxy1quHYI/AAAAAAAAIro/-7K8vleldLA/s1600/Volunteers+2.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wAdd8aDizhQ/UzBxy1quHYI/AAAAAAAAIro/-7K8vleldLA/s1600/Volunteers+2.jpg" height="320" width="180" /></a></div>Yesterday was our first week to help serve the meal at the Sharing Community. &nbsp;Well, not actually. &nbsp;Back in the day it was members of the congregation who started serving meals as part of a ministry that eventually formed into the Sharing Community, but it is really nice that we have reformed that connection. &nbsp;Diane Irving has been great to get it organized and we had an enthusiastic first go.<br /><br />This is a great thing for St. John's. &nbsp;It is a way for us to actively put into practice what we learn in the liturgy God calls us to do!John Hamiltonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388821419029115811noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-18212024655407885682014-03-15T07:35:00.001-07:002016-04-14T08:09:56.844-07:00Faith Friends <div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5p9qBQCwz3o/UyRj1ONaCgI/AAAAAAAABDk/RsiLWscct-0/s1600/spiritual+growth+group+1+2013.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="112" src="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5p9qBQCwz3o/UyRj1ONaCgI/AAAAAAAABDk/RsiLWscct-0/s1600/spiritual+growth+group+1+2013.jpg" width="200" /></a></div>Do you remember the song we used to sing called "They will know we are Christians by our Love". &nbsp;Because we want to make this true at St. John's a team of people have organized a new ministry called Faith Friends. &nbsp;Here is an excerpt from the Informational Flyer.<br /><br />"<b><span style="font-family: &quot;garamond&quot; , &quot;serif&quot;;">What is Faith Friends?</span></b><span style="font-family: &quot;garamond&quot; , serif;">&nbsp; Faith Friends is a way for us to express our care for one another and to remember to pray for one another.&nbsp; In the recent past a weekly rhythm of life was the norm, and people showed their care for each other when they gathered at church.&nbsp; Today life follows different rhythms.&nbsp; It is harder to depend on the weekly gathering in order to stay in touch.&nbsp;&nbsp; Faith Friends enables us to care for one another even when we do not see each other every week.&nbsp; We commit to pray and make regular contact with one another whether at church, by telephone, or some other way.&nbsp; This allows us to both receive and give spiritual care during the week as well."</span><br /><span style="font-family: &quot;garamond&quot; , serif; font-size: 10pt;"><br /></span>You can read the whole document <a href="https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzO1WbPIgw-ZOWVpRDNUUzhJbFU/edit" target="_blank">Here</a>. &nbsp;If you would like to be part of this Exciting Ministry you can sign up <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/stjohnschurchgettysquare/faith-friends" target="_blank">here</a>. &nbsp; Our next First Faith Friends Lunch will be Sunday, April 17!<br /><div><br /></div>St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-63558983298478664602014-03-15T07:23:00.001-07:002014-03-15T07:23:55.537-07:00Lent, Holy Week & Easter<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NFAYnYNCgD8/UyRbnNz_ztI/AAAAAAAABDU/ec8FvlGAi7c/s1600/Lent+symbol.gif" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-NFAYnYNCgD8/UyRbnNz_ztI/AAAAAAAABDU/ec8FvlGAi7c/s1600/Lent+symbol.gif" height="200" width="155" /></a></div>We have begun our Lenten journey at St. John's, however it is never late to take up the path to Easter! &nbsp;Follow this <a href="https://drive.google.com/?tab=mo&amp;authuser=0#folders/0BzO1WbPIgw-ZbEZzMWZyM0Rva0k" target="_blank">link</a> to see our Lenten Guide for 2014. &nbsp;It includes a description of Lenten discipline with some practical ideas. &nbsp;You will also find the weekly schedule for St. John's: perhaps this is a good time to try out one of our mid-week opportunities. &nbsp;It also has the calendar for Holy Week and Easter. &nbsp; A discipline many find fun, educational, and lighthearted is to participate in Lent Madness. &nbsp;Check it out <a href="http://www.lentmadness.org/" target="_blank">here</a>!St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-85185325879182589362014-02-16T03:49:00.002-08:002014-02-16T03:56:54.981-08:00Weather Conditions Report: Sun. Feb. 16<div class="MsoNormal">Sunday, February 16, 2014: The roads around the church are not good but passable though be very careful of potholes. The church parking lot has residual snow and ice, can be slippery, but is passable for steady walkers with appropriate footwear taking proper precautions. There are less spaces than usual due to snow accumulation, but if people will remember they can also park along the Hudson Street fence in front of the Sharing Community there should be sufficient space. Please choose to be safe, and if this means you need to stay home by all means do so. Remember to pray for yourself, this parish, and the world, this and every day. Father John.</div><div class="MsoNormal"><br /></div><div class="MsoNormal">You can see the parish Weather Policy <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/stjohnschurchgettysquare/weather-policy-2014">here.</a></div>John Hamiltonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388821419029115811noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-83096805345427342472014-02-15T13:46:00.000-08:002014-02-15T13:46:42.270-08:00Celebration and Looking Forward: Parish Meeting 2014<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X3_kBHUrMIw/Uv_dg0DknhI/AAAAAAAABCc/OGTltyZaiXI/s1600/annual+meeting+2014.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X3_kBHUrMIw/Uv_dg0DknhI/AAAAAAAABCc/OGTltyZaiXI/s1600/annual+meeting+2014.jpg" height="145" width="200" /></a></div>We have a rich life together at St. John's as we seek&nbsp;to live out our faith in Getty Square. &nbsp;Each year wecelebrate our year and look to our future with the Annual Parish Meeting. &nbsp;This year the meeting is on Sunday, February 23. &nbsp;We hope everyone will attend.<br /><div><br /></div><div>We will be electing 4 Vestrypersons and 1 Warden at that meeting, and all people who attend worship regularly and contribute during the preceding year are may vote. &nbsp;You can go <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzO1WbPIgw-ZMHN1cXhNSmc0ck0/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank">here </a>to find a suggestion form for the nominating committee, and also to see information about who is eligible to stand. &nbsp;The nominating committee is planning to meet tomorrow, Sunday, February 16, weather permitting, at 11:30 PM and will be accepting forms until that time. &nbsp;(This time was extended) You can also make nominations from the floor at the meeting. &nbsp;</div>St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-5593029199385103162014-01-30T07:13:00.000-08:002014-01-30T07:13:40.156-08:00Candlemas: Blessing of Candles<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YhWsCM4JRck/Uupq6w-RdyI/AAAAAAAAIWk/Y5BhaozI_do/s1600/candlemas+333.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YhWsCM4JRck/Uupq6w-RdyI/AAAAAAAAIWk/Y5BhaozI_do/s1600/candlemas+333.png" height="200" width="153" /></a></div>Let the light of Christ shine in your life! &nbsp;Bring a candle to church this Sunday to be blessed. &nbsp;Ideally it could be a candle easily lit and extinguished many times, like one in a jar, so that you can light it when you or your family says prayers together. &nbsp;We will hear this week how Simeon recognized in Christ the light for the nations. &nbsp;He did this because of his rich life of prayer. &nbsp;Candlemas can be an occasion for us to rededicate our lives to the presence of Christ in our lives. &nbsp;Come to Church, this February 2, 2014. &nbsp;We will all be richer for it. &nbsp;If you would like to use Facebook to invite friends, you can go <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/287571914724107/">HERE</a>.John Hamiltonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388821419029115811noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-60607845429553213112013-12-19T11:49:00.000-08:002013-12-19T12:20:49.550-08:00Come to Jesus' Birthday Party! Dec. 24 at 9PM<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WGW_oExbbQk/UrNLRrJB_uI/AAAAAAAABB4/2mKWQzPauSo/s1600/Christmas+Letter+Header.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"><img border="0" height="145" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WGW_oExbbQk/UrNLRrJB_uI/AAAAAAAABB4/2mKWQzPauSo/s400/Christmas+Letter+Header.png" width="400" /></a></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;">Our Christmas Eve Eucharist is on Tuesday, December 24 at 9 PM. &nbsp;We hope that you will come and bring your friends and family! &nbsp;Afterwards will be a reception in the Guild Room. &nbsp;Let's Celebrate Jesus with Panache this Year! &nbsp;If you would like to see this year's Christmas letter you can see it <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzO1WbPIgw-ZRVFHUW5uUHk2QU0/edit?usp=sharing">here</a>!</div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><br /></div><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: left;"><b><span style="font-size: large;">Service Schedule for Christmastide</span></b></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">Tue. Dec. 24, 09:00 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; Christmas Eve Eucharist<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">Wed. Dec. 25, 10:00 AM &nbsp;&nbsp;Christmas Day Holy <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eucharist<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">Thu. Dec. 26, 06:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; St. Stephen's Day Holy <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Eucharist <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">Fri. Dec. 27, 06:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; St. John the Evangelist <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Day Holy Eucharist <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">Sat. Dec. 28, 10:00 AM&nbsp;&nbsp; Mattins for Holy <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Innocents' Day<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">Sat. Dec. 28, 05:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; Vigil Eucharist of the <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; First Sunday in Christmas <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">Sun. Dec. 29, 8 &amp; 10 AM&nbsp; First Sunday in Christmas, <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">Tue. Dec. 31, 07:30 PM&nbsp;&nbsp; Vigil Eucharist of the <o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Holy Name and <o:p></o:p></span></div><br /><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; New Year's Party!<o:p></o:p></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;"><br /></span></div><div class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;"><span style="font-family: &quot;Courier New&quot;; font-size: 10.0pt; line-height: 115%;"><br /></span></div></div></div></div></div></div>St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-31617404673072922962013-12-15T03:46:00.000-08:002013-12-15T03:46:01.303-08:00Notice for Sunday, December 15, 2013Parishioners are encouraged to stay home this morning due to road conditions. &nbsp;If you do decide to come to church please use extreme caution. &nbsp;There will be a simple service at 10AM. &nbsp;Thank You.John Hamiltonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388821419029115811noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-42992245137199802012013-11-26T06:49:00.002-08:002013-11-26T06:50:37.639-08:00Happy Thanksgiving from the St. John's Parish FamilyWe wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. &nbsp;May we give thanks for all God's blessings, while praying for and dedicating our lives to help those who know misfortune. "The goodness of the Lord never fails, his mercies never come to an end. &nbsp;They are new every morning! &nbsp;Great is your faithfulness O, Lord!" <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="252" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/fpwaUD-K09w" width="448"></iframe>St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-49010328803090783142013-11-26T06:45:00.002-08:002013-11-26T06:45:53.697-08:00Advent Begins December 1<a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LZ3RfeYnmJU/UpSz_qQLUCI/AAAAAAAABBo/QObFMtV5eS0/s1600/temp+alicia+advent+wreath.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LZ3RfeYnmJU/UpSz_qQLUCI/AAAAAAAABBo/QObFMtV5eS0/s320/temp+alicia+advent+wreath.jpg" width="179" /></a>There are many opportunities for Spiritual enrichment during Advent here at St. John's. &nbsp;Last week our Sunday School Families made Advent Wreathes to take home. &nbsp;With each wreathe a booklet went home with a meditation for each day of Advent. &nbsp;There are also available posters that have a special Advent Calendar of activities one can do to observe the countdown to Christ's Birth! &nbsp;If you would like to help needy families in Advent there are two ways you can do so. &nbsp;We have a toy and gift drive going on to which you can contribute either gifts or money. &nbsp;The items are intended for children newborn to sixteen years of age. &nbsp;This project is being done in conjunction with the Greyston Foundation, here in Yonkers. &nbsp;You may also pick up a gifts for life catalog. &nbsp;Do you not know what to get that someone who does not need anything? &nbsp;How about give a needy family in another country fresh water, or seeds to plant, or mosquito nets, or some other item to make their life better, and then let your loved one know it was done in their honor for Christmas? &nbsp;A wonderful idea!St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-44954336304224920892013-11-14T14:05:00.001-08:002013-11-14T14:08:36.015-08:00Stewardship Awareness Month<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="https://sites.google.com/site/stjohnschurchgettysquare/stewardship" target="_blank"><img alt="" border="0" height="56" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-h7rkTAZXmM0/UoVIIX4CrdI/AAAAAAAABA8/VYDekIHUWpE/s400/stewardship+banner+2013.jpg" title="" width="400" /></a></div>November is Stewardship Awareness Month at St. John's. &nbsp;We are not calling it a Stewardship Campaign because our own Helen Hutchinson opines that Stewardship is about every moment of our life. &nbsp;Everything we have comes from God and thus every decision we make about our time, our actions, our money, is a decision about something God has given us. &nbsp;We have gathered some resources together on a stewardship page. &nbsp;You will find there a FAQ (frequently asked questions), a letter from Father John, and 3 You-Tube videos all on the subject of stewardship. &nbsp;We ask that you prayerfully consider what you will give to the mission of this parish and return your pledge sheet on or before Sunday, December 1. &nbsp;You can follow this link to the page ==&gt; <a href="https://sites.google.com/site/stjohnschurchgettysquare/stewardship" target="_blank">Link</a>St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-10087113730586556522013-10-29T05:20:00.005-07:002013-10-29T05:21:45.961-07:00Class on Christian Spirituality<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div><div class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IurqMDM982I/Um-l8JLt1FI/AAAAAAAABAg/-jxdhS2T8XM/s1600/salt+of+the+earth.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-IurqMDM982I/Um-l8JLt1FI/AAAAAAAABAg/-jxdhS2T8XM/s1600/salt+of+the+earth.png" /></a>God is constant, all other things change, even our understandings. In today's world faith is confused</div>with certainty, spirituality with magical thinking, and love with feelings.&nbsp; Thus the way the faith is presented is always shaped by the preconceptions of our culture.&nbsp; This class will help make new connections in response to our society, and will also derive its center from the sense of mission God gives each of us in Baptism. "Salt of the Earth" will cover the core subjects of Christian faith with respect to our current society and this missional impulse in Christianity, and is intended especially for people who are new to the parish in the last two years. &nbsp;A bishop will be visiting us early in the next year and anyone who would like to be confirmed, received, or renew their baptismal vows should attend this class.&nbsp; You can look here for more information: <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BzO1WbPIgw-ZRjEwTFZSUGxIN00/edit?usp=sharing" target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-33379194545117612592013-10-18T10:07:00.001-07:002013-10-18T10:07:12.361-07:00Oct 26 Harvest Fair: Oct / Nov Newsletter<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6XxKvIS_Wss/UmFpllqNLbI/AAAAAAAAGIY/l9qYyMNBW3Q/s1600/Newsletter+Cover+Jpeg.png" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-6XxKvIS_Wss/UmFpllqNLbI/AAAAAAAAGIY/l9qYyMNBW3Q/s320/Newsletter+Cover+Jpeg.png" width="242" /></a></div>With Less than a week to go until the Saturday October 26th Harvest Fair, it makes both the front and rear page of the October/November Newsletter. &nbsp;Other articles of interest include:<br /><br /><ul><li>Announcement of Ademir Nascimento's 40th Anniversary as Sexton</li><li>Introducing the Diocesan Indaba Process</li><li>Wholesome Holiness</li><li>New Class: "Salt of the Earth"</li></ul><div>Watch for your issue in the mail, pick it up at church, or read it online <a href="https://docs.google.com/file/d/0BzO1WbPIgw-ZT0pydzhCc1J0Mk0/edit?usp=sharing">Here</a>!</div>John Hamiltonhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/11388821419029115811noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2585844157385602157.post-52435487886145958312013-10-10T09:17:00.000-07:002013-10-12T07:17:15.612-07:0070 Creatures (40 Human) Celebrated St Francis Saturday Oct. 5.<div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-irzPB_4wn4s/UlbR-8nnVoI/AAAAAAAAA_U/mZ2HwmXaDe0/s1600/photo+20131005+bless+animals+10.jpg" imageanchor="1" style="clear: right; float: right; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em;"><img border="0" height="320" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-irzPB_4wn4s/UlbR-8nnVoI/AAAAAAAAA_U/mZ2HwmXaDe0/s320/photo+20131005+bless+animals+10.jpg" width="240" /></a></div><i>St. John's Church - Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 &nbsp;</i>&nbsp;-- We joined Wilbur the turtle, Pearl the dove, Boaz the Dog, Sylvester the rescued kitten, and many other animals including a good assortment of human beings to Bless Animals and those who care for them. &nbsp;There were quite a number of visitors who attended for the first time this year. &nbsp;Next year we are hoping to have a set up crew to practice the hymn because many people did not know the tune to "All Things Bright and Beautiful". &nbsp;It is with great relief that the event went very well, the non-human animals enjoying their treats very much, and no-one getting bit or eaten. &nbsp;Also thanks to Julia who brought St. Francis Medals for the animals. &nbsp;<i>O ye cattle and herds, and beasts of the field, bless ye the Lord!"</i>St. John's Church, Getty Squarehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01753046307530347383noreply@blogger.com0