Upcoming Events


The funeral for Rich Joseph will be held at St. John’s on Saturday at 11 a.m. The family will observe calling hours at Fuller Funeral Home on Buffalo Street on Friday evening, 4 – 7 p.m. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetary Condolences may be sent to Ann and the family at 318 N. Pearl St., Canandaigua, NY, 14424.

Remember – this Sunday bring a package of diapers to help support the Owen’s Place Crisis Nursery. It’s one of the groups our Outreach Committee has supported this year and a representative from the Nursery, Chris Thomas, will be speaking at both services on Sunday!

If you have not turned in your Necrology list to Deidre in the parish office, please do – the deadline is this Sunday!

The sign-up sheet for the Harvest Dinner, to be held on Sunday, November 11 after the liturgy, is on the bulletin board. If you are able to bring a pie or other dessert, please do! We hope to see you there for this delicious annual event!

We will be sending a check for just over $1,500 to the UTO offering at Convention this weekend!! Bravo, saints of St. John’s!

Knitters, unite!! Tom Carter and the Gleaners Community Kitchen is looking for knitted caps to give away to guests at Christmastime. If you have the time and inclination, knit on, and bring your offerings in to the office when you are able . . . and thanks!

Victoria Hunter is designing an adult forum on the life and theology of St. Francis of Assisi. We will put a sign up sheet on the bulletin board to gage interest (no obligation at this point) and inform you of the details ASAP.

The Gleaners Community Kitchen will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Wednesday, November 14.

The Vestry met this past Sunday where all present took part in the AED training presented by Kevin Smith. Minutes were approved as were Treasurer’s reports (pending audit), and correspondence was shared. Fr. David shared that notice has been received that the Storybook Project will receive a $3,200 grant from the Diocese for the coming year and Gleaners has received a $10,000 grant for capital improvements, thanks to the abilities, gifts and talents of Peggy Kane. He updated the Vestry on the work at Withington House and that he will be taking over as chair of the Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration due to Tom Herbek’s retirement. The Vestry had read and discussed a letter Fr. David received regarding a former parishioner’s thoughts about the parish. Debbie Cole-Wenderlich shared an update on Outreach activities and Suzanne Blatchford reviewed the Capital Campaign funds in relation to the remaining project completion. Sally Berry discussed the fall postcard campaign and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 1 p.m. Vestry notes are always available in the Parish Office.

Remembering World War I

On Sunday, November 11, we will mark the centenary of the end of World War I – “the war to end all wars.” If you have photographs of parents, grandparents, other family or friends who participated in any way in the war effort, please bring them that morning to share by placing them on the table in The Chapel of All Saints. Lapel poppies will be given to everyone as a remembrance . . .


The Rector, Wardens, and Vestry


St. John’s Episcopal Church

are pleased to announce that the newly

completed window portraying

“The Miracles of Jesus”

will be dedicated to the glory of God

in a brief service and celebrated with a

recital of music for organ performed by

Daniel Chang Director of Music

on Sunday, November 18, 2018 at three o’clock.

St. John’s Episcopal Church

183 North Main Street

Canandaigua, New York

All are invited to attend.

A reception will follow.


Just in time for Christmas!!

Looking for something unique for a family member or friend for Christmas? Then look no more – here it is!! The Vestry has had a limited number of etched commemorative “St. John’s” Christmas ornaments made – to raise money for the mission and ministry of the parish. Each ornament comes wrapped in tissue to protect it and in a lovely gold net bag with a satin ribbon tie. The price is $25 per ornament. Order forms are available on the table in the reception area and distribution will begin in July. (Please note, the photographer is NOT a professional, clearly!)



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.


“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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