St. John’s Weekly

September 21-27, 2020

(online newsletter)
 
 
 
   
Sunday Online Morning Worship Service 10:00am
 
1994 Mountain Road
Stowe, VT
(802) 253-7578 

 

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 and Pastoral Care

Contacts: Church office at 802-253-7578, Fr. Rick Swanson at 802-760-7787, Deacon Zarina at 802-535-7117 or Senior Warden, Dick Kraemer at 802-888-5880.

Thank you for your continuing support and generosity to St. John’s in the Mountains through your weekly, monthly or quarterly pledge.

To donate toward your pledge, to the plate, to help with the discretionary fund or to support a special ministry, just click:

DONATE. ONLINE

http://www.stjohnsinthemountains.org website,

Note: Online, enter your special gift purpose at prompt:
“Add Special Instructions to the Seller:”.

DONATE BY MAIL

St. John’s in the Mountains, P.O. Box 1175 , Stowe, VT 05672

Whether you are mailing a check or donating online, please indicate if your gift is your pledge or a gift for a special purpose.

Autumn

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to puck up what is planted; ….” Ecclesiastes 3:1-2

“A new season is moving in. We can sense its presence in the coolness of the breeze and the quick gusts of wind that wrap themselves around browning lawns and fading forest leaves. This time of transition belongs to more than just the earth. Inside of us there are also quiet changes sending us their signals to let go.”

Out of the Ordinary, Joyce Rupp

Redeemed Quartet of Southern Indiana

 

Just a Little Talk with Jesus

 

Sunday Liturgical Schedule ~ September 27

Celebrant & Preacher – The Rev Rick Swanson
Deacon — Zarina Suárez O’Hagin
Intercessor & Lay Minister — Barbara Baraw
Lectors – Pete Johnson and Jerry Wood

Protect Others…

Don’t Forget Your Mask!

 

Who is behind this beautiful mask?

Looking for Mask-Wearing Models … Young and Old.

 

Email your photos to:
cunningham.barbara@gmail.com

Week’s Schedule

WEDNESDAY, September 23
Zoom Lunch at 12:00 noon
Lectionary Study at 6:30pm
Compline at 8:00pm

SATURDAY, 26
No AA Meeting

SUNDAY, September 27
Sunday Zoom Service at 10:00am

Nancy Tingle is behind the beautiful mask.

Ray Stevens – “The Quarantine Song”

https://www.google.com/search?q=ray+stevens+the+quarantine+song&oq=&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l8.280400262j0j15&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Sharing and Caring . . .  

NAMI-VT Local Walk — “St. John’s Steps Up”
The Vermont Chapter of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides support groups to help families and individuals affected by mental illness. Each year it has a fund-raising walk.

There will be a walk in Burlington on October 3. St. John’s has supported NAMI VT in its efforts by participating in these walks and making other donations since 2015.

However, this year, we will do our NAMI walk in Stowe on Thursday, October 1. Let’s gather behind the Stowe Community Church at noon, and walk for an hour on the Quiet Path. Wear a mask and observe the COVID-19 rules. Also, bring water and a snack or lunch for yourself.

If you can not walk, plan to meet up with the walkers at the tables next to Stowe Community Church at 1pm.

To participate, please send an email to Susu Brown at suzanne.brown03@gmail.com before September 30.

If you wish to make a donation to NAMI VT, you can send a check to:

NAMI Vermont
Suite 301, 600 Blair Park Road
Williston VT 05495

Make your check out to NAMI-VT and add “St. John’s Steps Up” the memo portion of your check. More information about donating online will follow.

Knitting Group


Anyone who enjoys knitting, crochet, tatting and any other craft is welcome to the back deck at Elaine and Bill’s at 144 Sugar House Lane, Morristown from 3:30 – 5 PM, Wednesday September 23.

Easy directions:
From Rt. 100, 4 miles north of Stowe, turn west on Lawrence Farm Road,
then the first right onto Sugar House Lane.
We are the second drive on the lane.

Wear your mask. We will be on the large back deck with lots of space to
social distance. Elaine will have refreshments in sanitized mugs.

Recommendations from Nat

Narrated by the rapper Common, A Most Beautiful Thing chronicles the first African American high school rowing team in the US in the late 1990s. This team is made up of young men, many of whom were in rival gangs from the West Side of Chicago, coming together to row in the same boat. This movie will make you laugh, cry, feel inspired and give insight to how the sport of rowing provides opportunities to those living in challenging circumstances.

Concept2 Inc., a 40+ year owned and operated rowing equipment company in Morrisville, Vermont has been working closely with Arshay Cooper, one of the film’s athletes, to bring rowing to underserved communities. This film provides a testimonial to the values that Concept2’s equipment support: self-discipline, fitness, health, and community.

This film is free on streaming at https://www.peacocktv.com/ and will be available on Amazon Prime on October 14th.

Please note that this film is UNRATED and recommended for ages 16 and above (due to discussion of abuse and mild profanity).

 


A Most Beautiful Thing is also a book, written by Arshay Cooper and available at many local libraries.

 

 

Saying Goodbye to Summer with Deb Clark

   

                  Humarock, MA                   Last swim of the summer    Sunset over the ocean
                Riding on the Beach

 

Clothing for Refugees

Shalom Shuk in Burlington is once again collecting clothing for refugees in the area. They are NOT taking household goods at this time.

There will not be a drop-off at the church this week. Please gather your clothing donations and either drop them off at Shalom Shuk or hold on to them until we have a volunteer driver.

If you are in the Burlington area, drop your donation off:

Located behind Ohavi Zedek Synagogue,

Shalom Shuk, The Marketplace of Peace
188 North Prospect Street, Burlington, VT
(802)373-4784

Shalom Shuk is open Sunday to Friday from 11am to 3:50pm
(except on Jewish holidays).

 

Celebrating Sally . . .


Sally’s last day as St. John’s administrative assistant was Sept 8!

We appreciate all that she has done for us and will celebrate her ten years of service and friendship at St. John’s when we can congregate together in the future.

If you want to send Sally a card, her current mailing address is:

Sally Verville
P.O. Box 178
Johnson, VT 05656

On October 1, Sally is moving to Essex Junction Her new mailing address will be:

Sally Verville
17 Carmichael Street, #103
Essex Junction, VT 05452

For now, Sally is keeping her cell number — 802-730-7826.

Prayers

Please keep Fr. Rick, Tim and the Swanson family, Joe and Jan Tichansky, Kristen Wells, Gail, Zarina’s mother, Ethel, Bidi, Paul, Lindsey, Leslie, Louise, David (Fr. Rick’s brother), in your prayers. We pray that God’s healing hands be upon them.

We pray in thanksgiving for the life of Bill Swanson. We also pray for those who have died from the Covid-19 virus.

From SJW Editor: Please email or call Barbara Cunningham with additions or deletions to the Prayer List

cunningham.barbara@gmail.com or 802-253-3911

Sunday Worship 10:00am

Please join St. John’s in the Mountains worship in community each Sunday at 10:00 am.

You may login every Sunday at 9:30 AM and stay online for a virtual Coffee Hour until 12 noon.

Join Zoom Meeting press here for joining by computer:

 

https://zoom.us/j/254467146?pwd=MFdhYVJiUENRN0YzZ21FY05scFhIZz09

Meeting ID: 254 467 146
Passcode: StJohnsVT

One tap mobile
Meeting ID: 254 467 146#
+929-205-6099
Password: 436952

Dial by your location
Dial this number from your home phone and enter the following

Meeting ID: 254 467 146#
+929-205-6099
Password: 436952


Zoom Lunch / Chat ~ Wednesday at 12:00pm Noon

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Come to lunch at noon. Sign onto Zoom, sit down with a sandwich and beverage and enjoy an informal chat with Fr. Rick and friends at St. John’s and from communities near and far. (Hosted by the Pastoral Care Group)
At Noon, join Zoom Meeting

From Computer

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81008738031

Meeting ID: 810 0873 8031

One tap mobile
+13017158592
Meeting ID: 81008738031#

Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 810 0873 8031

For local numbers, https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbNNeUaT8m

Zoom Sign-In Information same for both

Lectionary Study at 6:30pm
and
Compline at 8:00pm

Join Zoom Meeting

From Computer

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86438916603
Meeting ID: 864 3891 6603

One tap mobile
+13017158592,,86438916603#

Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099
Meeting ID: 864 3891 6603

 

Chef Tim’s Pies!

Chef Tim’s Weekly Dessert Pies and Pot Pies available for purchase each week. To check out each week’s offering, go to The Swanson Inn website. 

Visit the Swanson Inn website to order your pies.

www.swansoninn.com

Birthdays & Anniversaries in September

Birthdays

September 1 — Dick Kraemer
September 7 — Deb Clark
September 11 — Ron Lucier
September 17 — Barbara Cunningham
September 24 — Joan O’Keefe
September 27 — Jane Lowe

Anniversaries

September 1 — Emily and Richard Bland
September 23 — Eileen and Dick Kraemer

 

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

 

Bill Robinson, People’s Warden
802-851-8357
billrobinson43@comcast.net

 

Nancy Johnson, Theologian-in-Residence
252-717-1869
nanlizjo@gmail.com

 

2020 Officers and Members of the Vestry
Dick Kraemer (Senior Warden), Janet Patching (Treasurer), Maria Davies, Bill Robinson, Jerry Wood, Courtney Olmsted

St. John’s in the Mountain Church | 1994 Mountain Road, Stowe, VT 05672

end of newsletter
 
 

Worship and Activity Center

 

 

Thanks to Nat Kinney, this picture is of St. John’s in the Mountains first online service of Morning Prayer, March 15, 2020. 

Welcome to the Worship and Activity Center at St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church. This page contains login information and descriptions of all online worship and activities until further notice. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Father Rick Swanson.

 

Please scroll down for the Zoom login information for:

 

Sunday Worship at 10:00 am (including service bulletin)

 

Wednesday Lunch at St. John’s – Every Wednesday at 12n-1p

 

Lectionary Study, Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

 

Service of Compline, Wednesdays at 8:00 pm (including service bulletin)

 

Service of Morning Prayer, Fridays at 8:00 am 

 

Vestry Meetings, 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 pm


 

Sunday Worship 10:00am

Please join St. John’s in the Mountains worship in community every Sunday at 10:00 am.

 

Due to changes with Zoom, our videoconferencing software, you may be required to use a passcode (see below). Once you click the Zoom access link, you will be in a waiting room. The leader of the meeting will then grant you access to the service. These changes are to ensure security.

 

You may login every Sunday at 9:30 AM and stay online for a virtual Coffee Hour until 12 noon. 

Join Zoom Meeting  press here for joining by computer
https://zoom.us/j/254467146?pwd=MFdhYVJiUENRN0YzZ21FY05scFhIZz09   

Meeting ID: 254 467 146 

Passcode: StJohnsVT

 

One tap mobile  press here for joining by smartphone and enter the following Meeting ID: 254 467 146#
+929-205-6099 

Password: 436952

Dial by your location  Dial this number from your home phone and enter the following Meeting ID: 254 467 146#
+929-205-6099 

Password: 436952

Sermons:

https://youtu.be/3d3t8z__l0A    March 22, 2020, Father Rick Swanson


 

Wednesday Lunch at St. John’s

Why eat all alone? John friends at St. John’s to “virtually” eat lunch together on Wednesdays at noon. Bring a sandwich, a cup of coffee, or simply yourself.

Join Zoom Meeting  press here for joining by computer

Click here for Wednesday Lunch Login 

Meeting ID: 816 9540 3571

 

One tap mobile
19292056099 Meeting ID: 81695403571#

Dial by your location
929 205 6099   Meeting ID: 81695403571#


 

Lectionary Study – Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

 

Please join Theologian-in-Residence Nancy Johnson for this week’s Lectionary Study at 6:30p on the scripture lessons for this coming Sunday.

You can find the Revised Common Lectionary here.

 

Click here for Biblegateway. 

 

Join Zoom Meeting  press here for joining by computer
  Meeting ID: 864 3891 6603

 

Onetap mobile +13017158592, Meeting ID: 864 3891 6603# 

Dial this number from your home phone and enter the following   +1 929 205 6099   

Meeting ID: 864 3891 6603#  

 

Wednesday Night Compline at 8:00pm

Please join Fr. Rick, Deacon Zarina, and Theologian Nancy Johnson in service of Compline at 8:00p. 

Compline Bulletin

 

The above link leads you to a PDF bulletin for the service of Compline found in the Book of Common Prayer 1979. You may also use your personal Book of Common Prayer starting on page 127.

 

Join Zoom Meeting  press here for joining by computer
  Meeting ID: 864 3891 6603

 

Onetap mobile +13017158592, Meeting ID: 864 3891 6603# 

Dial this number from your home phone and enter the following   +1 929 205 6099   

Meeting ID: 864 3891 6603#  


 

Friday Morning Prayer at 8:00am

Please join Fr. Rick, Deacon Zarina, and Theologian Nancy Johnson for the service of Morning Prayer at 8:00a, Friday, March 20.

 

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/214025497  press here for joining by computer

Meeting ID: 214 025 497

One tap mobile  press here for joining by smartphone  and enter the following Meeting ID: 214025497
+19292056099 

Dial by your location Dial this number from your home phone and enter the following Meeting ID: 214025497
+1 929 205 6099


 

Vestry Meetings – 3rd Tuesdays of the month

6:00 pm June 16, 2020

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/497256007

Meeting ID: 497 256 007

One tap mobile
+19292056099  Meeting ID: 497256007# 

Dial by your location
+1 929 205 6099    Meeting ID: 497 256 007

 

 

 

 
 
 

St. John’s Daily

St. John’s Daily
April 10, 2020

 

Please join St. John’s in the Mountains and Stowe Community for a service of the Last Seven Words of Christ today at 12n. This one hour service will include reflections from clergy and lay leaders from both faith communities and beyond.

Please enter the service in silence and do not “unmute” yourself, yet making sure your volume is on.

I look forward to having you with us.

Fr. Rick Swanson
Rector, St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church

Good Friday Community Service 12 noon

 
Join Zoom Meeting on your computer:
 
https://zoom.us/j/6166139067?pwd=cmM4bFRwS0JCeUcxOUM3N1VIVy9kdz09
 
Meeting ID: 616 613 9067
Password: StJohnsVT
 
Join Zoom meeting on your mobile phone:
929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 616 613 9067
Password: 007528
 
Join Zoom meeting on your home phone:
929-205-6099
Meeting ID: 616 613 9067
Password: 007528

 

 

Zoom Step-by-Step Instructions

Zoom is a “web-based” program that is fairly simple to use for video-conferences. You do not need to have Zoom downloaded on your computer – no software required.

We invite you to log in at 9:00 am. Morning Prayer will begin at 10:00am.

Directions if you are on a computer
(If you want to join by phone, please see instructions below.)

Please follow these steps to help you log on and join in worship on your home computer (desktop, laptop, IPad).

1. Press the link (blue letters) where it reads “Join Zoom Meeting”

2. You will see a new webpage open on your computer. Do not worry, this is normal.

3. You will see a smaller box appear on your screen that reads, “Join with computer Audio”. Press that button. If you have a webcam, there will also be a prompt that reads, “Join with computer video.” If you want to be present via video, then press that button.

4. You should then see yourself and others in small picture frames. This is where you need to be.

If this process is not clear, or as happens on some computer systems, the process described above is not what you are experiencing, please call one of the folks below for assistance.

Nat Kinney 802-730-7574
Roger Nicholls 603-236-1120
Fr. Rick 802-760-7787
Zarina 802-535-7117

Next steps once you are in the video “Church” to help everyone focus and engage in our worship.

1. Once you are in the “room” say hello. Once people have greeted you, please press the “Mute” button on the bottom, left hand corner of the screen. Please leave the mute button on until Fr. Rick asks you to turn it off. Don’t worry, he will!

2. The bulletin for the service will also be seen on your screen once the service begins. It is designed in our traditional manner – all bold-faced text is for everyone to say together.

3. We will not be singing or have music.

4. If you wish to speak during the announcement time, please raise your hand and Fr. Rick will invite you to speak.

5. There is no capability to share the bulletin with individuals on the telephone. You will know some of the prayers and responses, so please join in as you are able.

If you have a camera, you can turn it on so the group can see you, but you can also keep it off. Please respect each person’s choice.

Liturgical Ministry Schedule

LITURGICAL MINISTRY SCHEDULE

To Be Announced

 

Greeter  
Ushers  
Lectors  
Inter/L.E. Min.  
Acolyte  
Organist  
Altar Guild  
Flower Guild  
Counters  
Coffee Hour  
Copley Woodlands Rides  

 

 

Greeter  
Ushers  
Lectors  
Inter/L.E. Min.  
Acolyte  
Organist  
Altar Guild  
Flower Guild  
Counters  
Coffee Hour  
Copley Woodlands Rides  

 

 

Greeter  
Ushers  
Lectors  
Inter/L.E. Min.  
Acolyte  
Organist  
Altar Guild  
Flower Guild  
Counters  
Coffee Hour  
Copley Woodlands Rides  

 

 

Greeter  
Ushers  
Lectors  
Inter/L.E. Min.  
Acolyte  
Organist  
Altar Guild  
Flower Guild  
Counters  
Coffee Hour  
Copley Woodlands Rides  

 

 

Greeter  
Ushers  
Lectors  
Inter/L.E. Min.  
Acolyte  
Organist  
Altar Guild  
Flower Guild  
Counters  
Coffee Hour  
Copley Woodlands Rides  

 

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    
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    
Bill Robinson    
     
     
 
Crucifer/Acolyte Torchbearer Flowers
Jan Tichansky Nathaniel Wells Ethel Merwin Deb Clark
Tom Younkman Griffin Johnson Maggie Morrow  
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
  Jean O’Rourke Pete Johnson
Susu Brown Barbara Baraw  
Joyce Manning David Hobart Maryellen Sullivan
Patty Oden Ethel Merwin Audrey Coty (on req’d days)
  Sandy Duncan Ethel Merwin
Bernice Binginot Joan O’Keefe Emily Bland
  Barbara Cunningham Jennifer Mauro
  Bill Robinson Lesley Hobart
  Mark Vandenberg Mark Vandenberg
     
Nursery Care    
Carole Younkman    

Vestry Minutes

For immediate release to the St. John’s on the Mountains Congregation – an important update!

After an emergency meeting of the Vestry held last Wednesday on March 11, (all meetings by Zoom) and a work session held on Friday, March 13, we had an emergency meeting at 6 PM on March 17, 2020, that was attended by the full Vestry, our Priest, our Theologian in Residence, our treasurer and assistant treasurer, three members of Outreach, one additional member of the Congregation and a guest, Greg Stefanski, from Capstone Community Action.
The upshot of all of the meetings was the conclusion that, consistent with the St. John’s in the Mountains Mission, that we should make every effort to help mitigate the income loss that many in our Lamoille Communities are suffering because of the current health crisis. In that effort:
1. We approved a working relationship with Capstone Community Action (CCA) and approved a $20,000 grant from the Ann Orlov Outreach Endowment Fund to establish a “Community Fund to Mitigate Income Loss due to the Coronavirus in Lamoille County” for income reimbursement due to the current health crisis
2. CCA will evaluate all applications and pursue appropriate background research to determine assistance needed to cover household costs (utilities, food, etc.) and determine loss of employment and reason for loss for the basis of Community Fund grants.
3. All sources of assistance (need-specific, federal and state funds, unemployment funds, etc.) will be used before Community Fund monies would be allocated.
4. CCA will reach out to other community partners (faith-based and secular) and individuals to invite them to contribute to the fund with the understanding that our gift is the seed monies of the fund.
Your Vestry: Dick Kraemer Sr. Warden, Bill Robinson People’s Warden, Members, Courtney Olmsted, Maria Davies, Jerry Wood and our Priest, Father Rick Swanson