Worship Sundays at 8.15 am and at 10.30 am during the school year. Currently we are on summer worship will with one service at 9.30 am. Sunday School is at 9.10 am during the school year and is closed for the summer.
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Hot August Nights – Cocktail Party on the Patio Friday, August 18, 7-10 pm
So, you are looking out into your backyard in the sweltering heat. August is the worst. If you could only be in Antigua, or the Cayman Islands, but you can’t… Are you going to let that stop you from enjoying Westchester at its best, overlooking beautiful Long Island Sound, under the maples, on the patio? Close your eyes and imagine yourself in St. Tropez à la St. John’s. Yes, it’s a dream come true. Come and meet fellow beach bums who are part of St. John’s – wear your wildest shirts/T-shirts and enjoy a beverage and tasty hors d’oeuvres.
BYOB of wine or beer plus an appetizer to share. We will supply the cups, plates, napkins, silverware, ice, etc. For reservations or questions RSVP Dorothea Ferri at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 914-777-0910.
Beyond the Summer, Into the Fall
September 10: BBQ for Seniors
September 13: Book Club
September 17: Rally Day/Regular Worship
September 20: 9th grade confirmation begins
September 23: Blood Drive
September 24: Reformation 500 Celebration: Organ Concert
September 28: Bible Study begins
October 7: Blessing of the Animals
October 11: 7th/8th grade confirmation begins
Book Club Next meeting: September 13 @ 7 pm
Thanks to the great participation in June and July the summer book club is turning into a book club! It seems we all enjoyed reading Trevor Noah’s book and we had a very good discussion. Our next book will be our first fiction and an older one – Graham Greene’s “The Power and the Glory”, “a violent, raw novel about suffering, strained faith, and ultimate redemption”.
Give Blood at St. John’s On September 23
We are excited to host a blood drive on September 23. To continue holding blood drives, we need to have at least 25 donors. Please participate and don’t go to other places to give blood – so we don’t lose this opportunity to serve our community.
SUMMER TIME AT ST. JOHN’S
As of the end of May, we have a deficit of $3,241. In addition, the summer months are a particularly difficult time for our budget. During your absence the church still needs your support to maintain its ministry and upkeep. So, please remember to keep your contributions current during July and August, even though you may be away. We hope you all have a wonderful summer!
This project provides “school ready” backpacks for the neediest children in West-chester, many of whom are homeless. With your help, these children can return to school this September with a little more confidence, toting a new backpack and school supplies. This program is sponsored annually through Helping Hands for the Homeless & Hungry, Inc. Please make checks payable to St. John’s and write Mission Backpack in the memo line.
The Food Pantry Needs Donations
We need more food to help our community’s needs – summer is always a difficult time and food pantries low on food due to vacation time. Lately our donations have been slow and low, and right now we don’t have anything. Please bring in non-perishable food for the pantry. Cereal, rice, pasta, and other staples are always useful. Thank you!
In addition, the Food Pantry also needs volunteers to help during distribution times. Look at their website for more details: www.LMFoodPantry.org