St. John’s Weekly

October 21 – 27, 2019

 
(online newsletter)
 
 
 
 
1994 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT
(802) 253-7578 

Sunday Service 10:00am

A community of faith located at the crossroads of Mountain Road and Luce Hill Road.
 

Our Mission is to be a welcoming Christian community of faith, loving and forgiving, questioning and learning, inviting and serving.

 

Vermont Mountain Reflections Blog
 
 

Church Office Hours

Tuesday and Thursday 9:30am to 3:30pm
Fridays by appointment only
Church Administrator: Sally Verville

Fr. Rick’s Office Hours

Tuesday, October 22 from Noon to 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 23 from 9:00am to 1:00pm
Thursday, October 24 from 9:00 to Noon

Fr. Rick will be on vacation from October 28 to November 11.
He and Tim will be visiting Fr. Rick’s family in Minnesota and then travel to the west coast.

Week Day Morning Prayer ~ October 23

Join us at Morning Prayer on Wednesday at 9am. This service will last 20 minutes. Please contact Fr. Rick with any questions. 

United Nations Day, ~Thursday, October 24

To celebrate today, we have to think big. We have to think about 70 years of history, struggle, and accomplishment. We have to think globally. Because today, on United Nations Day, we celebrate the anniversary of the UN Charter of 1945. But today isn’t only a day of looking back at history — it’s a day for taking note at what the UN is doing presently to build a better world, and how it plans to continue this well into the future.

While United Nations Day celebrates the ratification of the 1945 Charter, it wasn’t until 1948 that October 24th was named the official holiday. Then in 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that any country that makes up the UN should recognize it as a public holiday. Today marks the 72nd United Nations Day, which UN leaders say is meant to highlight the grave importance of sustainable development….

There are innumerable ways you can help the UN bring its global visions to life. For starters, take a look through all the specialized agencies that are a part of the UN, and see if there is any particular cause that tugs at your heart. Whether it’s advancing medicine around the world (World Health Organization), improving the lives of children (UNICEF) or even developing sustainable tourism plans (UN World Tourism Organization), you’ll likely find a cause you’re eager to support through donations or volunteer work.

United Nations Day 2019 — October 24

 

Weekly Calendar

MONDAY, October 21
Outreach Meeting at 12:30pm
 
TUESDAY, October 22
Mah Jong at 1:00pm
 
WEDNESDAY, October 23
Week Day Morning Prayer Service at 9:00am
 
THURSDAY, October 24
United Nations Day
Spirituality Group at 10:00am
 
SATURDAY, October 26
Breakfast at McCarthy’s at 8:00am
Diocesan Convention in Burlington from 8:00am to 3:00pm
Harvest Dinner from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Lamoille Community House Benefit Party at Stowe Town Hall at 7:00pm
 
SUNDAY, October 27
Holy Eucharist with Healing Service at 10:00am
followed by Coffee Hour
Celebrant and Preacher, Fr. Rick Swanson and Preacher
 
SUNDAY, October 27
UU Worship Service at 4:30pm

Harvest Dinner ~ Saturday, October 26

On Saturday, October 26, Chef Tim is treating us to a delicious Harvest Dinner. He will be making braised short ribs and creamy polenta, and will be assisted by members of the Vestry.

Please sign up in church or call the church office.
Call Sally at 253-7578

Date and Time: Saturday, October 26 From 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Cost: $20 per person
Fundraiser supporting the church budget

Please join us for this special dinner!!!

Christmas Bazaar ~ November 23 

This year St. John’s Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Christmas decorations ~ Soup-To-Go ~ Baked Goods

Details to follow. Emily Bland and the Outreach Committee

 

 

 

 

 

Soup Saturday Takeout Success

Emily reported that the Outreach Committee raised more than $400 from the sale of soup on Saturday. A few remaining quarts of soup were available for purchase after Sunday service. Thanks to all the soup chefs and congratulations to the Committee’s for another successful Outreach fundraiser.

Christmas Bazaar ~ November 23

This year St. John’s Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 23 from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Christmas decorations ~ Soup-To-Go ~ Baked Goods

Details to follow. Emily Bland and the Outreach Committee

Thank you to Berta & Matt Pykosz for the beautiful Fall leaf arrangements.

                      

Liturgical Schedule ~ Sunday, October 27th

Celebrant and Preacher — Fr. Rick Swanson
Lectors — Bidi Wheelwright & Janie Given
Intercessor / Lay Eucharistic Minister — Sandy Duncan
Acolyte — Pete Johnson
Organist — Audrey Coty
Altar Guild — Joyce Manning & Kristin Wells
Flower Guild — Plants
Counters — Jerry Wood & Sandra Duncan
Coffee Hour — Berta & Matt Pykosz

  Coffee Hour

Many thanks to Sandy Duncan for hosting Sunday’s Coffee Hour. Fellowship and a wonderfully delicious fare.

                                                 

 

 

November Coffee Hour Hosts  

 

Many, many thanks to the folks who signed up to host Sunday Coffee Hour in November. Every Sunday is covered during the month.

For those of us who missed out hosting next month, be sure to set aside a Sunday in December!

Contact Sandy at 802-253-6043 or sduncan948@live.com. Thank you!

Mah Jong ~ October 22

Tuesday Mah Jong games are easy and fun. A few players are veterans of the game while others are new to the table. The game lends itself to all. So, drive on over to SJM on Tuesdays at 1:00pm and join the game.

  

Film on Homelessness ~  Nov 10

To see a free film, directed by Emilio Estevez, on a real situation of homelessness that occurred at a public library in Cleveland.

Click on the library website for details! https://www.lanpherlibrary.org

Sunday November 10 at 2:00pm, Morrisville Centennial Library

                       

Spirituality Group Meeting ~ October 24

The Spirituality group meets weekly. 

All women are invited to participate in this interdenominational gathering which meets Thursday’s from 10:00-12:00 at St John’s.

For more information, contact Belle Sanders at 802-244-7782

Ethel and Belle

 

 

 

Knitters’ Guild ~ October 30

Knitters are invited to knit or crochet pocket prayer shawls that will be
given to anyone wanting to have something tangible from St. John’s, to hold
in a pocket for comfort. The maker prays while creating them and all will be
blessed by Father Rick. Thanks to Susan Nichols for this idea, and the help
of the knitting guild at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Middlebury.

We will accumulate them over the next few months and announce when they become available. We have the patterns and lots of donated yarn!

The Knitter’s Group invites folks to come and knit at St. John’s every second Wednesday from 1:30pm to 3:00pm.

With winter coming, let’s also get that donated yarn knitted up into wear-ables for local people who really need them.

If you just want the companionship, bring your knitting along and enjoy the camaraderie.

If you want free lessons to learn or refresh your knitting skills, let Elaine Fortin know at efortin@comcast.net.

For further information, call Elaine Fortin at 802-851-8357.

            

Stewardship Committee Hosting Potluck ~ Nov 17

Following Sunday service on Sunday, November 17, come and enjoy the Stewardship Committee’s pot luck fare and join in a conversation about Stewardship.

Good Samaritan Haven Supper ~ November 5

Please sign up to participate in the preparation and delivery of supper to the Good Samaritan Haven shelter in Barre. See the sign up sheet on the board outside the church office.

The menu includes chicken dishes, vegetables, salad, bread and dessert.

If you have any questions, please contact Jan Tichansky at 253-5060 or jtichansky@gmail.com.

Pastoral Care Ministry

St John’s in the Mountains strives to fulfill a ministry of care and support for all our parishioners. These various ministries bind us together and strengthen us as a Christian community of faith.

Our Clergy, the Rev. Rick Swanson and the Rev. Deacon Zarina O’Hagin, offer pastoral care to all, including home and hospital visits. Fr. Rick and Deacon Zarina offer Holy Communion to parishioners who are unable to attend services at church.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors Lay Eucharistic Visitors are available to take Holy Communion to parishioners as requested.

Team Members make home visits to those who cannot come to church or who want a personal connection to the parish besides attending services. Visits to members in the hospital, nursing homes, and those confined to home are offered by additional trained volunteers

Transportation We can sometimes offer rides to help parishioners who struggle to get to church.

Card Ministry Cards of sympathy, healing and encouragement are sent to parishioners. Birthday Cards will be sent to those who have registered their birth dates with the Office.

Food Needs: Volunteers bring food to parishioners who are preparing for or recovering from surgery, new babies, a death in the family, or some similar event.

If you have any questions or feel called to this ministry, please contact the Father Rick Swanson; Deacon Zarina O’Hagin or Deb Clark. Other Pastoral Care Team members are: Susu Brown, Jan Tichansky, Roger Nicholls, and Sue Nicholls. For more information, call Deb at 730-7423.

 

Raise The Roof Lamoille Community

Benefit Party
October 26, at 7:00pm
Stowe Town Hall Theater House (3rd floor)
67 S. Main St. Stowe, VT 05672

Please join us for Lamoille Community House’s fundraiser to support neighbors experiencing homelessness. 100% of proceeds go to funding the Lamoille Community House. Ticket info to come, save the date!

Featuring: Music by CHICKEN FAT INJECTION, a raffle,
appetizers from local eateries, and a cash bar.
Be an Event Sponsor

Can’t be a sponsor but still want to help out? Be an event volunteer!

To be an event sponsor, donate something for the raffle, or volunteer.
email Kim Anetsberger at Kim.Anetsberger@gmail.com

 

 Helping Our Refugees

Thank you to all for clothes and household item donations and all volunteer drivers to Shalom Shuk!

Winter is fast approaching so as you go through your cold weather wardrobe, weed out those items that you no longer want or those that just don’t fit. Bring your donations to St. John’s so they may be delivered to Shalom Shuk to help our refugee population.

 

Prayers

Please keep Zarina’s mother, Dick, Bev, Maggie, Bob, Ethel, Julia, the family of Ruth, and Erin in your prayers. In the diocesan cycle of prayer, we pray for St. Paul’s Church in White River Junction. We pray for the leaders of our nation and the world, and all those dealing with physical, mental, and spiritual challenges in their lives. We pray that God’s healing hands be upon them.

Birthdays and Anniversaries in October

Birthdays

October 12 — Duncan Tingle
October 14 — Belle Sanders
October 19 — Bob Dostis
October 19 — Lucy Howard
October 21 — Ethel Merwin
October 21 — Willa Johnson
October 21 — Regina Christianson
October 27 — Elaine Nichols

Anniversaries

October 23 — Heather & Marc Palmer
October 24 — Jan & Joe Tichansky
October 30 — Lesley & David Hobart

If you want to add your birthday or anniversary dates to the Church listing, please see Barbara Cunningham or email to cunningham.barbara@gmail.com.

Parish Contacts

If you have questions or concerns about our parish, or have a pastoral emergency, please contact:

Fr. Rick Swanson Rector
802-253-7578
rick@stjohnsinthe mountains.org

Zarina Suárez O’Hagin Deacon
802-535-7117
zarinalawvt@gmail.com

Dick Kraemer, Senior Warden
802-888-5880
RichardKraemer@pshift.com

Sandy Duncan Sandy Duncan 802-253-6043 sduncan948@live.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Officers and Members of the Vestry
Dick Kraemer (Senior Warden), Sandy Duncan (Junior Warden),
Janie Given (Treasurer), Fred Harries (Asst Treasurer)
Maria Davies, Rich Reed, Janet Patching (Vestry Secretary)

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Sunday School

 

Women’s Spirituality Group

The group meets weekly to discuss meditation topics, bible study and other topics. The group will resume meeting on Thursday, September 5.

Other educational opportunities are being planned. Please check this page regularly.

 

For more information, please contact the parish office at 802-253-7578 during office hours.

 

 

 

 
 
 

Seasonal Events

 

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Summer at St. John’s

 

Raise The Roof Lamoille Community !

Benefit Party  – October 26, at 7:00pm 
Stowe Town Hall Theater House (3rd floor) 
67 S. Main St. Stowe, VT 05672
 
Please join us for Lamoille Community House’s fundraiser to support neighbors experiencing homelessness. 100% of proceeds go to funding the Lamoille Community House. Ticket info to come, save the date! 
Featuring: Music by CHICKEN FAT INJECTION, a raffle,
appetizers from local eateries, and a cash bar. 
Be an Event Sponsor 
Can’t be a sponsor but still want to help out? Be an event volunteer! 
To be an event sponsor, donate something for the raffle, or volunteer,  email Kim Anetsberger at Kim.Anetsberger@gmail.com 

SAVE THE DATE!

 

HARVEST DINNER ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26

 
On Saturday, October 26, Chef Tim is treating us to a delicious Harvest Dinner. He will be making braised short ribs and creamy polenta, and will be assisted by members of the Vestry.
 
 Please sign up in church or call the church office.
Call Sally at 253-7578
 
Date and Time: Saturday, October 26 From 5:00pm to 7:00pm
 
Cost: $20 per person
Please join us for this special dinner!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

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Vestry Minutes

Mission Statement
To be a welcoming Christian community of faith: loving and forgiving, questioning and learning, inviting and serving

St John’s in the Mountains
Vestry Meeting, August 6, 2018

Meeting Minutes

Present: Dick Kraemer, Reverend Rick Swanson, Emily Bland, Sandy Duncan, Jane Given,

Absent: Max Neal, Rich Reed, Fred Harries

Guest: Susan and Roger Nichol, to present the 2017 Audit Report.

Opening Prayer: Led by Father Rick.

Agenda Approval: Motion by Emily, second by Sandy, all in favor, motion carried.

Minutes from previous meeting Approval: Motion by Janie, second by Sandy, all in favor, motion carried.

Consent Agenda: none.

Audit Report: Audit report was presented by Sue and Roger. Note: received all necessary doc for annual report
                                Dick thanked Susan and Roger.  Motion to accept the audit report by Sandy, Second by Emily,
                                all in favor, motion carried.

Information Items:

– Parking update: Owners accepted the proposal. Ken Libby contacted the owners with a proposal to purchase the tennis courts.  Counterproposal by the partners, not Vail, will make the determination. One partner (Sean Kinner) lives in Stowe, one lives in Vail. Approx 1/5 – 1/4 acre.  Ken estimated they proposed around 30,000. Not asking for decision. Will cost us approx. 2 spots and some trees down to the fence.  Gain 18-20 spots.

– Jazz Fest Update: We will no longer be a venue for the Jazz Fest.

Motions Discussions and Votes:

– Grant application to Diocese to pay for the painting of the church.  Fred would like us to submit the $12,800 painting for a grant.  Motion by Sandy, second by Emily, all in favor, motion carried.

Motion to adjourn by Janie, second by Sandy, all in favor, motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted, Janet Patching

…Janie, thank you for your note taking for the majority of the meeting.

Liturgical Ministry Schedule

LITURGICAL MINISTRY SCHEDULE

September 2-30, 2018

 

September 2, 2018 ~ 15th Sunday after Pentecost                    10 AM

Greeter  
Ushers Nancy Collins & Cyndy Tulloch
Lectors Roger Nicholls & Jean O’Rourke O’Rourke
Inter/L.E. Min. Bidi Wheelwright
Acolyte Nat Kinney
Organist Audrey Coty
Altar Guild Barbara Baraw
Flower Guild Patty Oden
Counters Barbara Cunningham & Joan O’Keefe
Coffee Hour Barbara Baraw
Copley Woodlands Rides Barbara Cunningham

 

September 9, 2018 ~ 16th Sunday after Pentecost                        10 AM

Greeter  
Ushers  
Lectors Barbara Baraw & Rick Oden
Inter/L.E. Min. Maria Davies
Acolyte Tom Younkman
Organist Audrey Coty
Altar Guild Bunny Libby & Eileen Kraemer
Flower Guild Berta Pykosz
Counters Jean O’Rourke & Barbara Baraw
Coffee Hour Maria Davies
Copley Woodlands Rides Leslie Lindig

 

September 16, 2018 ~ 16th Sunday after Pentecost                        10 AM

Greeter  
Ushers  
Lectors Barbara Baraw & Rick Oden
Inter/L.E. Min. Maria Davies
Acolyte Tom Younkman
Organist Audrey Coty
Altar Guild Susu Brown
Flower Guild Ethel Merwin
Counters Mark Vandenberg & Nancy Collins
Coffee Hour Barbara Cunningham
Copley Woodlands Rides Jan Tichansky

 

September 23, 2018 ~ 18th Sunday after Pentecost                      10 AM

Greeter  
Ushers  
Lectors Hal Morrow & Bernice Binginot
Inter/L.E. Min. Susu Brown
Acolyte Jan Tichansky
Organist Audrey Coty
Altar Guild Susu Brown
Flower Guild Jean O’Rourke
Counters Maria Davies & Nancy Collins
Coffee Hour Bill & Elaine Robinson
Copley Woodlands Rides Patty Oden

 

September 30, 2018 ~ 19th Sunday after Pentecost                      10 AM

Greeter  
Ushers  
Lectors Barbara Baraw & Rick Oden
Inter/L.E. Min. Maria Davies
Acolyte Tom Younkman
Organist Audrey Coty
Altar Guild Susu Brown
Flower Guild Ethel Merwin
Counters Mark Vandenberg & Nancy Collins
Coffee Hour Barbara Cunningham
Copley Woodlands Rides Jan Tichansky

 

Please see the List below if you find that you are in need of a replacement for your scheduled time. When you find a replacement, please contact Sally in the office with the information as soon as possible. Thank you for any assistance you are able to provide with the liturgical scheduling.

Greeters/Ushers Lectors

Intercessors/Eucharistic Ministers

Barbara Baraw Barbara Baraw Barbara Baraw
Bernice Binginot Hal Morrow Sandy Duncan
Susu & Gordie Brown Bernice Binginot Susu Brown
Leslie Lindig Jan Tichansky Rich Reed (Intercessor. Only)
Fred Harries Deb Clark Bidi Wheelwright
Tim Heath-Swanson David Hobart  
Pete Johnson Pete Johnson  
Jean O’Rourke Bidi Wheelwright  
Nancy Collins Rich Reed  
Emily Bland Susu Brown  
Joyce Manning Rick Oden (2nd)  
Ethel Merwin Jean O’Rourke (2nd)  
Patty Oden Belle Sanders  
Bidi Wheelwright Pat Schwarz  
Bill Robinson    
Pat Schwarz    
David & Lesley Hobart    
 
Crucifer/Acolyte Torchbearer Flowers
Jan Tichansky Nathaniel Wells Ethel Merwin Deb Clark
Tom Younkman Griffin Johnson Maggie Morrow Patty Oden
Rachael Wells Ewan Davies Jean O’Rourke Jill Witten
Tom Younkman   Berta Pykosz  
Nathaniel Wells      
 

 

Altar Guild Counters (2) Sunday School
Barbara Baraw Maria Davies Maria Davies
Bunny Libby Jean O’Rourke Pete Johnson
Susu Brown Barbara Baraw Patty Oden
Joyce Manning David Hobart Maryellen Sullivan
Patty Oden Ethel Merwin Audrey Coty (on req’d days)
Joanna Huffman Sandy Duncan Ethel Merwin
Bernice Binginot Joan O’Keefe Emily Bland
Tim Heath-Swanson Barbara Cunningham Jennifer Mauro
  Bill Robinson Lesley Hobart
  Mark Vandenberg Mark Vandenberg
     
Nursery Care    
Carole Younkman