Announcements, Sunday – October 11, 2020

Service at 9:00 a.m. October 11, 2020

We were proud and happy to see our own Dr. Steven Schulz of Finger Lakes Medical Associates, a Rochester Regional Health Pediatrician and member of the New York State Finger Lakes Reopening Schools Safely Task Force featured in a recent edition of the Canandaigua-Naples edition of the Genessee Valley Penny Saver. The piece was written to make Dr. Schulz available to answer questions about safely returning to school.


THIS SUNDAY WILL BE OUR ANNUAL UNITED THANK OFFERING IN-GATHERING. PLEASE BRING YOUR GIFTS AND PLACE THEM IN THE OFFERING PLATES AS YOU ENTER THE CHURCH OR ON YOUR WAY TO THE COMMUNION TABLE. (Check should show that it is for the UTO, by designating on the bottom line.)


With a little plotting and planning, the Rector and several interested others are going to reach out to the children and youth of the parish for a special All Saints Day. More info soon!


Cub Scout Pack 32 will once again be selling pumpkins as a fundraiser. They will be located on Rt. 21 just about a mile north of the Canandaigua city limits. Stop by this weekend!
Saturday mornings on CBS, there is a terrific show for children and youth entitled, “Hope in the Wild” It focuses on animal conservation and care and is a fascinating look at wildlife and how we can help support Mother Nature in so many ways.


We’re still being very patient waiting for the completion of the former rectory porches and the paving of the parking lot and driveway. Apparently rains and bad weather have put off everyone’s jobs.

Holy Week – April , 2020

     There are no services at the church until further notice. However you can join in to the services for Holy Week at the National Cathedral in Washington.

See below for details.

 

We are counting down the days until Palm Sunday and Holy Week.  I’ve been in discussions with other clergy, our bishop, and my “theologian brother.”  Here’s what it comes down to . . we simply cannot do what we would normally do and no week is more important in our spiritual lives than this.  It has to have a liturgical integrity that we cannot accomplish this year due to the Coronavirus.  So, in light of that, I am suggesting to each of you that you “plug in” to the services on the web at the National Cathedral.  The link is here:                                                                          https://cathedral.org/lent/        
When you click on the link, there will be an immediate connection and the services should show and flow nicely.
The services are as follows: 

Palm Sunday will livestream at 11:15 a.m.

Maundy Thursday will livestream at 7 p.m.

What we refer to as the Night Watch will livestream (with prayer and meditation resources) between 9 p.m. and midnight.

Good Friday services include Morning Prayer at 10 a.m., the Solemn Liturgy at noon, and Compline at 7 p.m.

The Easter Vigil will livestream at 8 p.m. on Saturday.

Easter Day the service will livestream at 11:15.


You can watch as much or as little as you desire, but as I always tell you, experiencing the whole of Holy Week is a life-changing experience.  You will understand so much more of the life of Christ by going through it liturgy by liturgy.  You will not regret tuning into the National Cathedral, either.  Their services are extraordinary as you may know.  I’m sorry for all of this and sad for the loss of our own community celebration, but I suspect the next celebration will be even more meaningful and spirit-filled.



Christmas Eve 2019

Advent 2019

Although the weather outside was frightful, Advent I at St. John’s was delightful . . . Ellery Barg and her dad lighting the first Advent candle, while her sister, Audrey gave the reading.