This Week at St. John's - May 26, 2017
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8:00am Spoken Holy Eucharist, Rite I
9:30am  Holy Eucharist with Music





Readings for this week:  www.lectionarypage.net


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Just a Thought:  
Received a promotion in the mail this week that claimed to have the answers to the following torments of the modern era: 

         Anxiety,
         Worry & Panic
         Effective Strategies to Calm the Anxious Mind.

Here’s a news flash! The Church has been teaching these Strategies for eons:

        Sabbath rest 
        Mindfulness 
        Prayer and meditation 
        Strong community/relationship 
        Discernment/problem solving 
        Do justice 
        Love kindness 
        Walk humbly with your God 

No need to grope in the dark when the light is here to guide our way to the One True and living God. Stop in to gain insight on these powerful techniques.

In peace,
Mother Mary+

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Food Pantry
To find out how to help or to volunteer at the Pleasantville Emergency Interfaith Food Pantry (United Methodist Church, 70 Bedford Road, Pleasantville) click here

And here’s our upcoming collection schedule in case you want to stock up on your next grocery run. No glass containers please. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.  


May 28th, Canned Chicken;
June 4th, Coffee--Decaf or Regular;
June 11th, Jelly & Jam​



Jump In
If you are not already involved, would you care to be a participating partner in the vast variety of work that goes on at St. John’s each week?

Hymn #541, vs 3& 4:
    Come, labor on, Away with gloomy doubts and faithless fear! 
    No arm so week but may do service here: by feeblest agents 
    may our God fulfill [God’s] righteous will.

    Come labor on, Claim the high calling angels cannot share- 
    to young and old the Gospel gladness bear: redeem the time; 
    its hours too swiftly fly. The night draws nigh.


With the exception of the choir, the opportunities to “Come labor on” to be featured in this space each week are either short term or at most, once a month tasks. Please consider joining in the work of St. John’s.

Acolytes, Lectors and Chalice Bearers    
This is an opportunity to truly assistant in leading Worship at services. Training for these tasks are available by contacting our Rector, Mother Mary Gregorius, mothermarystjohns@gmail.com 



Outreach:  ​
Next Midnight Run is June 3rd. The following items are needed:


  Please provide no later than Saturday, May 20th. Thanks!

Contacts:  


A-Home Summer Camp Donations so Mom's Can Work:    A-Home is once again asking for donations to help three kids, ages 7-10, attend summer camp at the Boys and Girls Club and the Bedford Hills Town Camp, while their mom's work. Any donation amount toward this is much appreciated. Your fully tax deductible donation will go directly to help one of these children attend summer camp. If you make a check payable to A-Home referencing SCSP (Summer Camp Scholarship Program) they will pay the camp directly. 

Please send your donations to: 

A-Home, 141 Thompkins Avenue, 3rd Floor, Pleasantville, NY 10570.


Thanks very much. 

Rosemary Kane Carlough




Choir:  Come Sing with Us!

Join our newly formed choir! We will be rehearsing Sundays at 11:15 in the choir loft. This Sunday we will be rehearsing for the Christmas Eve services. We look forward to having you join us!

Questions? Contact Music Director Colette Hebert Colette.hebert@gmail.com



Church Office News Summer hours begin May 8.   The office will be closed on Memorial Day, May 29th

 Parish Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.  Charlotte, our bookkeeper, will be in on Tuesday. 

The Parish Hall is available to rent for your special gatherings and events. Please contact Liz for availability and details: 914-769-0053 or office@stjohnspleasantville.com  



Calendar:

May
Sun 28th 8a & 9:30a Services
  9a Choir Call for Warm-up
  10:30a Sunday School, Coffee Hour
  10:50a Adult Forum
  11:00a Adult Choir Rehearsal

Mon 29th Memorial Day—OFFICE CLOSED
  10a-Noon Pleasantville Memorial Day Parade

June
Thu 1st evening Midnight Run Clothing Sorting in Parish Hall
  —contact Rosemary Carlough rpkcarl@verizon.net to RSVP
Fri 2nd 7p Pleasantville Fireman’s Parade
Sat 3rd 3p CONFIRMATION & RESTORATION 




Confirmation Class
Confirmation and Restoration Celebration!
Saturday, June 3rd, 3pm


We have so much to be thankful for here at St. John’s:



Please join in the celebration as The Rt. Rev Allen Shin, Bishop Suffragan of NY, confirms and blesses the work our parish with special music, special food and special guests.


St. John's Thrift Shop: For more information visit our Thrift Shop page