Upcoming Events and other News

The Wolfe’s need our help!! As you may know, Susan Wolfe had open heart surgery on January 3 and is now home resting and gaining back her strength.  The Wolfe’s have three daughters, only one of whom lives locally, and she (Tiffany) is a FT working mom of two young children and is asking our help for supplying Susan and Val with meals about twice a week.  Of course we can do that!! But before we overwhelm them with piles of (delicious, homemade) food, please give Val a call before you plan something and show up with it.  His phone# is 585-412-6606.  Let’s help Susan back to wholeness with some healthy dinners in the days ahead.  Thanks!

Thank you to the Women of St. John’s who, on Sunday evening, voted to give the parish $5,000 toward the ultimate repair of the bell tower.  That’s a whole lot of pecans!! We are grateful for their efforts and their generosity.

We are happy to announce the gift of an exciting new piece of equipment, donated for those most special occasions at Coffee Hour and future receptions – a chocolate fountain!!  If ever you have watched “The Vicar of Dibley” on public television, you know how the inclusion of a chocolate fountain just makes every event unique!  Thanks to the Piotrowski family for this gift.

We were so proud of Miriam Tricomi on Sunday.  She has grown so much in terms of confidence as the Crucifer, and what a joy to have her serve in the altar party!!

2020 Pledging for the Gleaners Community Kitchen has reached $31,458, and for the parish has risen to $206,000.

One of our Ferris friends has moved to Clark Meadows (#215) for the foreseeable future.  Al Johnson, who has attended SJEC many times and who has been a big supporter of the parish, has been suffering with some heart issues and decided after his last hospitalization that he would be better off in an assisted living setting.  We wish him well and hope he’ll thrive there.

WE NEED COFFEE HOUR FOLKS!!  I don’t know about you, but after the amazing sermons and meaning-filled eucharist, Coffee Hour is one of the best parts of St. John’s, right?  Let’s do Margie Greer a solid. Coffee Hour need only be a once-a-year-kinda commitment, so please, sign up for a Sunday! (It’s even easier in the summer!)  You can even invite a friend to help, which makes it even simpler!!  Ruth will set you up with cups, napkins, coffee and all the extras.  You just need to bring “the treats.”  The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board right outside of the sanctuary.  

And lastly, mark your calendars now for the annual Indian Dinner with Roja Singh in support of the Dalit Girls School.  Roja will be cooking on-site at St. John’s kitchen all day on Saturday, February 1 in preparation for the meal and you are welcome and encouraged to come and cook with her.  The Outreach Committee covers all the food expenses, you cook with Roja, and then our guests pay to have a truly wonderful and authentic Indian meal.  All proceeds go to the Dalit school initiative, which we have supported for many, many years.  Dinner starts at 5:30 and for more information, see Debbie Cole-Wenderlich. 

We hope to see you ALL on Sunday, January 26 at 10 a.m. for the Annual Meeting.We begin in the context of the liturgy and afterward, proceed to the dining roomwhere, during a sumptuous brunch, we conduct that business which keeps the parish running smoothly.  If you are not certain of your ‘status’ within the parish community,please see Fr.David.

Meditation for the Day . . . Kindness – “Deport yourself with kindness in the face of every living creature, toward the flowers and crops, and trees, to the air and water. We are living in a time where so many of our values and certainties are being deconstructed.  We know too much, and we know too little. How then shall we live?  Live kindly.”Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Don’t miss the City of Canandaigua’s annual celebration of the life and work of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Monday, January 20, Noon – 1 p.m.,First Congregational Church, N. Main St., Canandaigua,co-sponsored by St. John’s Episcopal Church.Featuring a re-enactment of his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail” speech by students from the Canandaigua Academy, singing by the students of the primaryand elementary school,  a community  choir, and awards to the poster contest winners presented by Canandaigua mayor, Bob Palumbo with assistance from Ontario County Sheriff, Kevin Henderson.A free lunch is provided!The Very Reverend David Hefling, MC

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