St. John's, Wilmot
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Welcome to  St. John's, Wilmot, Episcopal Church 

11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804
Phone: (914) 636-0047
Email: office@stjohnsnewroc.org

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Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
Choir Practice: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.


 

Dear Friends,

 

St. John's is a vibrant community of folks who gather on Sundays and throughout the week to carry out our mission and ministry in the city of New Rochelle and beyond.

 

Once purely a "local" church known as "the little church on the hill," our members now travel from as far away as The Bronx, Queens, and Brewster, to participate in our unique way of proclaiming what we believe as Episcopalians in the Diocese of New York. And we are so fortunate to be able to proclaim and live out God's word in a beautiful chapel, parish hall, and gardens, set on six acres. Our chapel, built in 1859, has been the church home to Norman Rockwell, among other New Rochelle notables.

 

We are proud of our 158-year history, but we are especially proud to say that in 2016 we are an "open church" that constantly and purposefully seeks to create a warm and loving community, welcoming everyone regardless of where you might be on your spiritual journey. We hope you'll join us on Sunday mornings for worship at 10:30 a.m., or for one of our tag sales or activities that are listed on our events page. We can promise you one thing: It won't be dull!

 

Faithfully yours,

Lanny Miller & Scott Meyer, Wardens
                     and
The Rev. Jennie Talley, Rector

 

Upcoming Events at St. John's

 

Saturday, October 1, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.: GARDEN PARTY & OPEN HOUSE- Come and bring a

friend to celebrate and enjoy the completion of our Garden Beautification Project at St. John’s! Light refreshments will be served. We thank the generosity of The Gwendolen Appleyard Trust, as well as the inspiration of Joanne Bartoli, for this endeavor!

Sunday, October 2, 10:30 a.m.: BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS- Bring your beloved pets, or their photos, to a very special outdoor worship service in our beautiful St. Francis’ Garden, where we will give thanks for them and bless them. (Stuffed animals are also welcome!)

 

Wednesday, October 5 & 12, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.: BOOK GROUP- Celebrating the Saints-
Due to popular demand, we will be reading about the saints each week through Advent. Our text is an e-book by Melody Wilson Shobe that Rev. Jennie will have printed for those who would like to participate.

Sunday, October 9, Coffee Hour: BROWN BAG LUNCH PREPARATION- Those who wish to volunteer during coffee hour will make sandwiches for Trinity-St. Paul’s Brown Bag Lunch Program, which will be delivered the next morning for distribution. Come enjoy the fellowship, when together in the comfort of the Cottage, we prepare food for our neighbors of New Rochelle who are hungry, homeless, and the working poor!

Saturday, October 15, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: St. John’s Choir will perform at the WARTBURG ADULT CARE COMMUNITY, 1 Station Place, Mt. Vernon. All are welcome to join in the fun!!!

Friday, October 21, 6:30 p.m.: FAMILY SPAGHETTI DINNER & MOVIE NIGHT- Come for a fun-filled night as we enjoy a spaghetti dinner and a movie on the big screen in the Cottage!!! More details coming soon.

Sunday, October 23, 12:15 p.m.: VESTRY MEETING

Thursday-Saturday, October 27 – 29: Episcopal Church Foundation’s BOOT CAMP, Maritime Institute, Maryland- Rev. Jennie, Lanny Miller, and Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella will take part in a strategic planning and leadership development workshop. St. John’s was nominated by the Diocese to take part in this pilot program, joining seven other parishes in the Northeast.

Wednesday, November 2, 9, 16, 30, 1:00 – 2:30: BOOK GROUP- Celebrating the Saints-

Due to popular demand, we will be reading about the saints each week through Advent. Our text is an e-book by Melody Wilson Shobe that Rev. Jennie will have printed for those who would like to participate.

Friday-Saturday, November 4-5: DIOCESAN CONVENTION, TARRYTOWN- Lanny Miller and Rev. Jennie will take part in the annual Diocesan Convention. Rev. Jennie serves on the Bishop’s Diocesan Planning Committee.

Sunday, November 6, 10:30 a.m.: ALL SAINTS SUNDAY- In addition to commemorating all the saints, this is a traditional day for baptisms. If you or a family member would like to be baptized, please contact Rev. Jennie.

Tuesday, November 8: ELECTION DAY- Exercise your right to vote in today’s national election.

Wednesday, November 9, 6:30 p.m.: GOSPEL SING-ALONG at ST. JOHN’S- If you weren’t able to make it to St. James’ Fordham a few months ago, you have another chance to join in some glorious singing right here at St. John’s! Come and sing with our choir as they lead us in some fabulous gospel music!

Sunday, November 13, Coffee Hour: BROWN BAG LUNCH PREPARATION- Those who wish to volunteer during coffee hour will make sandwiches for Trinity-St. Paul’s Brown Bag Lunch Program, which will be delivered the next morning for distribution. Come enjoy the fellowship, when together in the comfort of the Cottage, we prepare food for our neighbors of New Rochelle who are hungry, homeless, and the working poor!

Sunday, November 20, Coffee Hour: DESSERT AUCTION- Bring your favorite dessert, your checkbook, and a friend, to one of our most fun and delicious fundraisers!

Sunday, November 27, 10:30 a.m.: ADVENT BEGINS- We prepare for the coming of Christ.

Wednesday, December 7 & 14, 1:00 – 2:30: BOOK GROUP-
Celebrating the Saints-

Due to popular demand, we will be reading about the saints each week through Advent. Our text is an e-book by Melody Wilson Shobe that Rev. Jennie will have printed for those who would like to participate.

Saturday, December 10, 1:00: CELEBRATION OF A NEW MINISTRY- Rev. Jennie will be installed as the 20th rector of St. John’s Wilmot at a special worship service, with Bishop Allen Shin presiding. You are all encouraged to be part of this special day. A party will follow in the Cottage.

Sunday, December 11, Coffee Hour: BROWN BAG LUNCH PREPARATION- Those who wish to volunteer during coffee hour will make sandwiches for Trinity-St. Paul’s Brown Bag Lunch Program, which will be delivered the next morning for distribution. Come enjoy the fellowship, when together in the comfort of the Cottage, we prepare food for our neighbors of New Rochelle who are hungry, homeless, and the working poor!

Sunday, December 18, 10:30 a.m.: LESSONS AND CAROLS- A special Advent service of Lessons and Carols as we prepare for the birth of Christ.

Saturday, December 24, 3:15 p.m.: CHRISTMAS EVE CAROLING, FOLLOWED by a BEAUTIFUL CANDLELIGHT SERVICE with COMMUNION AT 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 25, 10:30 a.m.: CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICE