Newsletter – March 19, 2020

Worship with St. John’s online
With the church buildings closed to help minimize spread of the COVID-19 virus, we’re offering several opportunities to pray and worship online.
The best way to stay informed of our online schedule and other resources is to subscribe to our YouTube channel and/or follow us on Facebook.
Sunday morning worship at 10:30 a.m. – The Fourth Sunday in Lent
We will send out an e-mail at about 10:20 a.m. on Sunday with links to our live-streamed worship on YouTube and a digital copy of the service bulletin. Click here for a service preview.
Noonday Prayer, Monday through Friday, 12 p.m.
Compline, Tuesday & Thursday, 9 p.m.
Pop-up Pipes Alive! organ recital TODAY at 12:15 p.m.
During these challenging times, a place of calm and solace is more needed than ever. Utilizing our live stream capabilities, we hope to bring you regular musical performances, starting with an organ recital by our music director, Scott Lamlein.
Music of Louis Vierne (1870-1937) from his collection “24 pieces en style libre”
1. Choral
2. Lied
3. Berceuse
4. Carillon de Longpont
Click below to watch. Can’t watch it live? You can watch it any time afterward by clicking this same link.
March 19, 2020: Pop-up Pipes Alive! featuring Scott Lamlein at St. John's
Ways to connect
Join us for our first-ever “Social Isolation Hour” – Friday at 5 p.m.
Celebrate making it through our first week of social distancing by joining our virtual online gathering. Tomorrow evening at 5 p.m., pour a cup of hot cocoa or a glass of wine, and join us via Zoom from your couch or kitchen table. Depending on how many people participate, we’ll divide up into smaller groups to allow for conversation. All ages are welcome!
Keep us informed of pastoral care needs
Are you or someone in your family sick? Are you struggling with loneliness or anxiety? Are you a parent of young children who could use a conversation with another adult? Please reach out to our clergy, Susan Pinkerton (rector) and Margie Baker (curate) by confidential e-mail. You may also call us at 860-523-5201 and leave a message in the general voicemail box, in a particular clergy or staff person’s voicemail box, or on our pastoral emergency line if your need is urgent. We are retrieving voicemail messages regularly.
Ways to give
We need your gifts and pledges now more than ever, as clergy and staff continue to provide worship and pastoral care, and maintain our beloved building and grounds. As you are able (and we understand that for some of you, circumstances have changed drastically and you are not able), please help support that work by continuing to give to the church. We can still receive and process checks through the mail, or you may give online by credit card through our web site.
The Loaves & Fishes feeding program and the West Hartford Food Pantry are both in need of nonperishable food to help feed our neighbors. Please contact Loaves and Fishes or the West Hartford Food pantry directly for information about what they need and how to drop it off.
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