Saturday, December 27, 2008

St. John's Feast Day

Today is the feast day of St. John, who our church is named after. He is the saint who wrote the Gospel according to John (which we will read from on Sunday), the epistles of John, and the Book of Revelation. Read more about him here.

The Christmas Celebration Continues...

In churches such as ours, the centuries-old Christian calendar has the Christmas season *starting* with the birth of Christ (December 25 in the modern calendar) and continuing until The Feast of the Epiphany on January 6. So come to church at St. John's tomorrow and next Sunday for the continuing celebration of Christmas in songs, Scriptures, and prayers.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve Eucharist 8:00 pm

We welcome all people to celebrate the coming of Christ on Christmas Eve, December 24, at 8:00 pm. We offer a service of Bible readings, prayers, traditional Christmas songs, and Communion. At St. John's (as in all Episcopal churches) any baptized Christian is invited to receive Communion. We're looking forward to sharing our celebration of Jesus' birth with you!

The weather forecast shows rain tonight, nothing frozen, so you can come worship with us and get home safely.

From the people of St. John's, have a blessed Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Father Mark Moore Interviewed in the Bee

There's a great interview with Father Mark in the December 11 issue of the Newtown Bee. It's not online yet as of December 16, maybe next week.

New Flooring

Thanks to the generosity of some parishioners, we have new nonslip flooring in the side hallway and stairs and new tile in the bathroom. Both look great and are much appreciated!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Organic Fair & Cafe Sat. Dec. 6

The Organic Fair & Cafe will take place on Saturday, December 6 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm downstairs (the Undercroft) at St. John's. Vendors from the Organic Farmers' Market will have crafts, preserves, and some winter veggies for sale. Soup and donuts are on the menu.