Upcoming Events and other News

Knitters unite!! The first class has met (see below) and it was boffo!! The SJEC knitting group will continue on  Tuesdays, at 2 p.m. at the church. Marian Carney is leading the group in knitting fundamentals (and more for those who are advanced!).  More info?  Talk directly with Marian.
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It’s time to think about signing up for “Lemonade on the Lawn!”  We’ll be moving to one service at 9 a.m. on June 2 (when the Parish Life group is holding a weenie roast to kick off summer at St. John’s!) and on June 9, Lemonade on the Lawn will begin.  It’s the easiest thing in the world to pull off.  Just buy some mix (or pre-made) lemonade and bring some cookies.  The table, cups, napkins, and tablecloth will be all ready at the back of the church under the coat rack.  Set it up, let people have at it, and put it away!  Simple/easy/peasy! Summer Coffee Hour in no time.  To sign up, look at the bulletin board by the stairs to the second floor.  Need more info?  See Margie Greer – The Countess of Coffee Hour.
Our Caregivers Support Group will meet every other Monday at the church at 2 p.m.  The next meeting will be May 13.  For more information, talk with Marian Carney.
In about six weeks we will have our new altar rail kneelers thanks to Liz Mattison!  Just one more thing to look forward to.  Thanks so much, Liz.
Congratulations to the Francis family on the birth of beautiful Rowan, born over the weekend to Jennifer and Russell Francis in Rochester.  She is the granddaughter of Carol and Russell Francis who are, understandably, over the moon!
Welcome to St. John’s, Glen and Rosemary Zimmerman, and Cathie and Dave Shepard.
Congratulations to Jessica Ashley McMaster as she graduates from St. Lawrence University this Sunday.  Jess is looking at becoming a school administrator and we wish her well in that aspiration.
Our thanks to Lorna Meade, who is working diligently to thoroughly clean the old rectory kitchen from top to bottom – no easy job!!  This is Week #2!
The First Congregational Church of Canandaigua has entered into an agreement with the Rev. Dawn Barrett-Larsen to become their next pastor.  Tom Herbek, their beloved pastor of 20+ years will finish his work at the end of this month and Rev. Barrett-Larsen will begin her tenure in September. Congratulations, First Congo!! We will miss our colleague and friend, but are excited to welcome a new one!
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More soup! Gleaners Soup and  Chili is available in the Lounge area for just $8. As always, all proceeds go to support Gleaners Community Kitchen.

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“The class is small and the instructor is excellent,” thus sayeth the Rector! Gentle Yoga classes will continue Mondays and Wednesdays in the months of May and June at St John’s from 3:00-4:15, led by Dawn Rauscher, a certified instructor in Iyenger and Anusara Yoga. More information can be had by talking with Margaret (Margie) White at 455-5656.

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If you are requesting flowers or a candle honoring or memorializing someone, you must fill out the form provided on the table next to the Sacristy. You can leave it in the box or take it directly to Deidre, the Parish Administrator. The cost is $40 for flowers and $5 for a candle. Verbal requests are no longer possible.

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