All-Parish Sabbatical Conversation
December 11, 2022 @ 11:15am
Please join St. John’s sabbatical team, Deb Clark, Bill Robinson, and our deacon and priest, Zarina and Rick, to hear about Rick’s time away and the listening conversations held at St. John’s. The Rev. Angie Emerson, our sabbatical shepherd will facilitate the conversation. You can join the conversation online or in person.
Please see Rick’s short reflection on his time away:
We have started our Annual Adopt-a-Family drive which we call a “Dove Tree”. The tree is set up in the Church’s undercroft, with Doves hanging in waiting for you to take. The tree is accessible Sunday and also Tuesday & Thursday between 9:00am and 2:00pm.
Please, do not return the “Dove” tag with the wrapped gift.
Place your gift under the Christmas tree and label it
“six year old girl ” or “13 year old girl” or “Mom”.
All gifts are due by Sunday, December 11th.
Thanks to All for your generosity and warmest wishes
for a joyous Christmas.
Any concerns please speak with Dick at 888-5880 or
Emily at 802-793-6020.
This advent season, everyone is invited and encouraged to contribute one Christmas ornament (or more) to the
St. John’s Christmas tree in the undercroft.
Please bring in an ornament and hang it on the tree downstairs. All are encouraged to pick up their ornament after the Christmas season is over. Feel free to tag your ornaments with your name.
Fr. Rick is bringing in his Zamboni ornament!
What ornament would you like to share?
Prior to the Covid restrictions, St. John’s Coffee/Agape Hour was a special time when parishioners and guests gathered in the undercroft to share coffee, tea, a wonderful fare and, most importantly, conversation and laughter. Fr. Rick and Zarina would like us to return to this tradition and reinstitute the scheduling of Coffee/Agape Hour hosts.
If you are willing to host a Coffee/Agape Hour once every month or two, Heidi will set up a schedule. If the date that you are hosting is not convenient, you can swap with another host or contact Heidi to help find a more convenient Sunday. And… Donald Clinton has very generously offered to set up the coffee and tea each week.
A message from Deacon Zarina
Dear members and friends of St. John’s in the Mountains,
Please note these updates following the All-Parish Vestry Meeting on March 20, 2022:
~Masks are optional in the building, at your comfort level.
~ Please do wear a mask during the singing of hymns
~If you’re not feeling well, please stay home, even if you have mild symptoms and join worship via Zoom.
~Agape Hour will take place directly following worship.
Your brother in Christ,
Father Rick Swanson
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