St. John's in PhotosPalm Sunday, April 9, 2017 (click to see Jesse make a palm cross)
January 7, 2017
Releasing the Doves on Pentecost, Sunday, May 15, 2016
Christmas Eve, December 24, 2015 – the next Christmas full moon will be in 2040
Jesse Williams Lebus (our curate) was ordained to the Sacred Order of Priests at the Cathedral of the Incarnation – December 5, 2015
The sun came out just in time for us to thoroughly enjoy our annual Holy Smokes BBQ with lots of fun, food, and companionship!
This year's Welcome Back Celebration included the Commissioning of Teachers, Blessing of the Backpacks, and the unveiling of the mural The Peaceful Animal Kingdom designed and painted by (our own) Sabine Blohm for the Children's Chapel. The mural is a prayer tree created to encourage prayers from the youngest members of the congregation and was inspired by the Sycamore tree outside St. John’s.
A fun celebration of the last day of Sunday School and the start of summer.
Pentecost Sunday featuring wonderful decorations and flowers provided by the Flower Committee, releasing of the doves, and reading of the Gettsyburg Address.
Easter festivities included the Flowering of the Cross and Easter Egg Hunt. Many joined the Flower Committee wearing a beautiful array of Easter Hats.
St John’s is one of the sponsors of a Habitat for Humanity house being built for a very deserving family in Wyandanch, Long Island. The Wall Raising Ceremony was February 12, 2015.
St. John’s Sunday School and the Outreach Committee hosted parishioners at the annual Stone Soup Luncheon. Originally a Portuguese fairy tale, the Stone Soup story reveals the power of community action. And what action it was: parishioners of all ages shared their treasure (donated vegetables were provided by Sunday School students and 38 quarts of soup were purchased ‘to go’), talent (more than 90 quarts of soup were cooked up at home), and time.
St. John’s was groovin’ to a Haitian vibe on Sunday, March 8th, when over 200 people filled the church for the 5:00 p.m. service to celebrate our partnership with the St. Matthias School in Deslandes, Haiti. An authentic Haitian dinner followed in Bleecker Hall. Spirit raiser, friend raiser and fund raiser, our second Haitian Fête was a joyous celebration of our expanding definition of “neighborhood.”