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 NEWS FROM:    St. John's Episcopal Church North Guilford 

                 129 Ledge Hill Road, Guilford, CT   203 457-1094

March 14, 2017 

In This Issue:

Lent Begins

Spring Training

Trivia Night

Lenten Book Study

Invitation to Quiet Reflection

Men's Breakfast

Learn to Preach!

Camp Washington

An Evening with Mark Oppenheimer

ECCT Newsletter

Coffee Hour

About St. John's

Today, This Sunday and Calendar

There will be no book group today because of the blizzard.  I invite you to watch the Brene Brown Ted Talk on shame and vulnerability found here.

A copy of last week's sermon can be found here.

This Sunday we will hold our regular services at 8:00 and 9:30. Sunday School will meet at 9:30. 

As a reminder, the Vestry meeting has been changed to Sunday, March 26, following the 9:30 service.

Please check your email and the Facebook page for cancellations in case of inclement weather.

Ongoing Events:

Second and Fourth Mondays 4:00 - 5:30 Women's Prayer Circle

Sunday School every Sunday at 9:30 (except for Children's Sundays)

Lenten Book Study - Tuesdays in Lent at noon

Calendar Dates for the Future:

Saturday, March 18 - Men's Breakfast at 8:00 at the Guilford Diner

Saturday, April 1 - Trivia Night

Sunday, April 9 - Palm Sunday

Sunday, April 16 - Easter Sunday.  There will be one service at 10:00.

Saturday, May 6 - March for Immigrants, Washington DC

A link to our online google calendar can be found 


Spring Training

Spring Training & Gathering is an annual training day for lay and ordained Episcopalians, held in the spring, with dozens of workshops. The 2017 Gathering will take place on Saturday, April 1 at Lincoln Middle School, 164 Centennial Avenue, Meriden from 9:30 am to 4:00 pm. Workshop categories include Christian Formation, Communication, Connecting & Collaborating, Essential Parish Operations, Leadership, Passion & Call, Pastoral Care, Social Justice & Advocacy, Stewardship and Worship. I will be co-leading one of the classes this year through the Commission on Ministry.

To sign up for Spring Training click here.


Trivia Night

Join us for Trivia Night on Saturday, April 1 at 6:00 pm. This is an event for all ages. We are asking $10 per person or $25 per family. Snacks and beverages will be provided.


Lenten Book Study

During Lent we are reading Robert Hirschfeld's "Without Shame or Fear." We are meeting every Tuesday at noon at the church and reading one chapter a week. Please join us for any or all sessions and bring a brown bag lunch. "Without Shame or Fear" can be purchased online. Please let me know if you need help with this!

Invitation to Quiet Reflection in Lent

During our first book study conversation we talked about the need for confession in our lives. To live into this we will be taking a longer time to reflect in silence before the confession, which comes at the beginning of the service during Lent. I encourage to take a few moments to reflect on those things that are burdening you and intentionally lay them on the altar so that Jesus can help you carry them.

Men's Breakfast

The Men's Breakfast, originally scheduled for Saturday, March 18, has been rescheduled due to weather concerns. Please plan to meet at The Shoreline Diner at 8:00 am on March 25.


Learn to Preach!

Have you ever felt a call to preach? Have you ever wondered what goes into creating and preaching? For the months of April and May we will hold a course teaching the basics of preaching. If you are interested please let me know!

Camp Washington

I will be serving as a chaplain for Children's Camp at Camp Washington July 2-7. Children's Camp is for kids ages 7-12. They will be having open houses on April 5 and May 21 at 3:00. If you would like to go and visit, I would be happy to go up with you! Scholarships are available through the camp.

The Executive Director of Camp Washington will be visiting St. John's on May 21 to talk with us about the many opportunities for children and adults through the camp.


An Evening with Mark Oppenheimer

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Coffee Hour

3/19 Bess and Dave Walkden

3/26 Sue and John Adinolfi and Louise Anderson

4/2 Rebecca and Rob Anderson

4/9 Irene Ayres and Kit Bennett

4/16 Sandy Benzi and Judy and Michael Castellano

4/23 Maggie and Tom Ferrell

4/30 Helene and Jamie Garrick


Yours in Christ,


Mother Mo

St. John's Episcopal Church