Announcements

Here’s the COVID tracker website: https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#county-view.

Due to the ever-changing nature of COVID-19, everyone attending worship must wear a mask, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for your continued cooperation during this season.


There will be a Celebration and Thanksgiving of Life for Deborah Gormly on Saturday, October 9 at 2pm at St. John’s.      

There will be a Celebration and Thanksgiving of Life for Ron Witzel on Saturday October 9th at 10;00 am at St. John’s.

 On Sunday, October 10th we will have our annual Pet Blessing during the 10am liturgy. Bring your beloved pets to church with you and we will make a joyful noise together!

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A Celebration & Thanksgiving
of all Creation


The Feast of St. Francis
and Blessing of the Animals     

On Saturday, October 23 at 4pm, Rev. Keisha will be installed as the Rector at Zion Episcopal Church, Palmyra. The service will also be on Zoom. You are invited to us join for this joyous celebration! You can see the invitation and RSVP here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/18yqA4zNdfJgFdi_MbIy_jvKJS2qxveEz/view?usp=sharing


Lemonade on the Lawn As long as the weather is nice, we would like to continue having Lemonade on the Lawn on Sundays. Ruth is happy to make lemonade, so we need volunteers to bring goodies. You can put them on the back table in church on Sunday morning and Ruth will take if from there. 

Zoom Morning Prayer on Tuesday MorningsRev. Keisha offers Zoom Morning Prayer on Tuesdays at 9:30. Please join us!Here is the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86025435311?pwd=MUI5VlpETnc2a29MUmViNzFpem1zUT09 

In case of pastoral emergencies during the months of September, October or November, please call Rev. Keisha Stokes at 585-880-0134. For non-urgent matters, Rev. Keisha can reached by email at stokeskm51@gmail.com.

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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.