St. John’s Weekly Newsletter

St. John’s Weekly Sept. 13 – Sept. 19, 2021

1994 Mountain Road (P.O. Box 1175)
Stowe, VT

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

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Church Office and Pastoral Care

Office Administrator, Heidi Dwyer

The Church Office is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 2:00pm.

Please note: The office will be closed this week. If there is the need to access the building, and if you do not have a key, please contact Dick Kraemer at 802-888-5880 or

To contact the clergy or support staff, scroll to the end of this newsletter.


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.

Volunteer Opportunities!

September Liturgical Sign Up Schedule

Coffee Hour Host




Liturgical Schedule

Sunday, September 19, 2021
Celebrant — The Rev. Rick Swanson
Deacon and Preacher — The Rev. Zarina Suárez O’Hagin
Greeter — Bill Robinson
Altar Guild — Barbara Baraw
Intercessor and Lay Minister — Roger Nicholls
Lectors — Barbara Baraw and Bidi Wheelwright
Coffee Hour Host —
Technician —
Counters — Jerry Wood and Bill Robinson

Week’s Schedule

See Meeting and Service Zoom Log-In Information Below or
on the St. John’s in the Mountains web site

TUESDAY, September 14, 2021
*Special Vestry Meeting at 6:30pm

WEDNESDAY, September 15, 2021
Zoom Lunch at 12:00pm noon
Knitter’s Guild at 7:00pm

THURSDAY, September 16, 2021
Spirituality Group at 10:00am at SJM

SUNDAY, September 19, 2021
Sunday In Person and Zoom Worship Service at 10:00am
Coffee Hour at 11:00am

*The Special Vestry Meeting will review the recent church audit.
The next regular Vestry Meeting is September 21 at 6:30pm.

Knitters’ Guild

The knitters guild will meet this month on Wednesday September 29th , 7:00pm at Jill Witten’s house.

For directions, please email Jill at

In-Person and Zoom Sunday Worship Service

St. John’s doors are open and welcoming us back to in-person worship.

For those attending in-person, please bring your IPad or copy of the bulletin with you. A limited of printed bulletins will be available at the church.

The link to the bulletin and Zoom service is:


New AV Equipment




Fr. Rick’s Microphone







AV Camera





AV Microphones

Holy Cross Day – September 14

This feast day is also known in some churches as the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross and the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross. It was one of the 12 great feasts in the Byzantine liturgy and remains a major feast day for the Episcopal Church.

The celebration of the Holy Cross occurs on September 14 to commemorate the consecration of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on that day in 335 by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great.

Constantine’s mother, Saint Helena, is said to have discovered the True Cross during a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and Constantine built the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on the site of her discovery. A portion of the Cross is said to have been placed inside the church.

According to (Christian) tradition, as a result of discovering the True Cross, she is revered as a saint by the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox, the Roman Catholic, the Anglican and the Lutheran churches.


Donation of Clothing and Household Goods for our Refugee Communities

To support Syrian and Afghanistan refugees, please drop off clothing and household goods at Shalom Shuk.

Shalom Shuk, The Marketplace of Peace
188 N Prospect St
Burlington, VT 05401

(802) 373-4784

11 AM – 3:45 pm
(closed Saturday)

If you are unable to personally deliver your donations to Burlington, please contact Bidi Wheelwright at or 802-279-6838
Together you can arrange to drop your items at her home.

Thank you for your generosity.

From Rev. Dan Haugh, Stowe Community Church

Greetings sisters and brothers!

This is such a wonderful newsletter. I look forward to getting to know your parish and partnering together in God’s work here in Stowe.

Grace and peace,
Rev. Dan Haugh

“Lift High the Cross”

Lift high the cross, the love of Christ proclaim
till all the world adore his sacred Name.
Led on their way by this triumphant sign,
The hosts of God in conquering ranks combine.

Plymouth Choir and Congregation of First Plymouth Church, Lincoln Nebraska

Season of Creation

From Barbara Baraw
This is a joint message from the Holy Father Francis, His Holiness Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, and His Grace Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, for the protection of Creation.


Please keep Rick Oden, Carole, Jean, Bernice, Peter, Marcia, Zarina’s mother, Ethel, Bidi, Leslie, Louise, Amaia, Dave, Rhonda, Brian, Aletha, Val, Owen, Wendy, and Todd and his family. We pray that God’s healing hands be upon them.

From SJW Editor: Please email or call Barbara Cunningham with additions or deletions to the Prayer List. or 802-253-39

Birthdays & Anniversaries in September


September 1 — Dick Kraemer
September 7 — Deb Clark
September 11 — Ron Lucier
September 17 — Barbara Cunningham

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


Sunday Zoom Worship at 10:00am

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Vestry – Third Tuesday of the Month at 6:00pm

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

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Parish Contacts

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

Fr. Rick Swanson Rector
Zarina Suárez O’Hagin Deacon




Dick Kraemer, Senior Warden



  Bill Robinson, People’s Warden




Nancy Johnson, Theologian-in-Residence







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