11 Wilmot Road, New Rochelle, NY 10804           Sunday Worship Service: 10:30 a.m.
Phone: (914) 636-0047                                           Choir Practice: Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
Email: office@stjohnsnewroc.org                          No experience necessary!
                                                                                   Come join the fun!

Dear Friends,

St. John's is a vibrant community of folks who gather on Sundays and throughout the week to carry out our mission and ministry in the city of New Rochelle and beyond.

Once purely a "local" church known as "the little church on the hill," our members now travel from as far away as The Bronx, Queens, and Brewster, to participate in our unique way of proclaiming what we believe as Episcopalians in the Diocese of New York. And we are so fortunate to be able to proclaim and live out God's word in a beautiful chapel, parish hall, and gardens, set on six acres. Our chapel, built in 1859, has been the church home to Norman Rockwell, among other New Rochelle notables.

We are proud of our 159-year history, but we are especially proud to say that in 2017 we are an "open church" that constantly and purposefully seeks to create a warm and loving community, welcoming everyone regardless of where you might be on your spiritual journey. We hope you'll join us on Sunday mornings for worship at 10:30 a.m., or for one of our tag sales or activities that are listed on our events page. We can promise you one thing: It won't be dull!

Faithfully yours,

Stephanie Hartwell-Mandella
and Scott Meyer, Wardens
and
The Rev. Jennie Talley, Rector

Worship and Event Schedule
for St. John's Wilmot

IMPORTANT NOTE:
A Christian formation class will begin in early October in preparation for next year's bishop visitation.
It is designed especially for those seeking confirmation, reception into the Episcopal Church, or reconfirmation of baptismal vows, however all are welcome to participation. For more information, please contact: Rev. Jennie at 917.496.1009. 

Tuesday, October 17, 24
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

BIBLE STUDY We gather together on Tuesday evenings to participate in group Bible Study. No prior experience or knowledge of the Bible is necessary, and all are welcome! We are currently reading the Gospel According to John.
For more information, please contact Deacon Bill Cusano at billcusano@mac.com or 201.755.1925.

Wednesday, October 18 & 25, 12:30-2:00 pm
BOOK GROUP

On October 18, we will begin Ronald Rolheiser’s Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity. All are welcome to join in! Please contact Rev. Jennie for more information at jennie.talley@gmail.com or 917.496.1009. 

Saturday, October 28
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, in the Cottage: RENEWAL WORKS LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING- WORKSHOP 2.

Wednesday, November 1, 8, 15, 29, 12:30-2:00 pm
BOOK GROUP

We are enjoying Sacred Fire: A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity, by Ronald Rolheiser, O.M.I. All are welcome to join in! Please contact Rev. Jennie for more information at jennie.talley@gmail.com or 917.496.1009. 

Sunday, November 5, 10:30 am
ALL SAINTS’ DAY
In addition to commemorating all the saints, this is a traditional day for baptisms. If you or a family member would like to be baptized,
please contact Rev. Jennie to arrange for preparation. Also, today we welcome David Jutt, our new Music & Choir Director, for his first Sunday with us!

Tuesday, November 7, 14, 28
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

BIBLE STUDY
We gather together on Tuesday evenings to participate in group Bible Study. No prior experience or knowledge of the Bible is necessary, and all are welcome! We are currently reading the Gospel According to John.
For more information, please contact Deacon Bill Cusano at billcusano@mac.com or 201.755.1925.

Saturday, November 11
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF New York

Lanny Miller, Robin Newman, Deacon Bill, and Rev. Jennie will attend the annual convention at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Manhattan. Rev. Jennie serves on the Bishop’s Convention Planning Committee.

Sunday, November 12, during Coffee Hour: BROWN BAG SANDWICH PREPARATION
Come and join us as we prepare lunches to help feed our hungry neighbors of New Rochelle.

Saturday, November 18, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, in the Cottage: RENEWAL WORKS LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING- WORKSHOP 3.

Sunday, November 19, Coffee Hour: DESSERT AUCTION
Bring your favorite dessert, your checkbook, and a friend, to one of our most fun and delicious fundraisers!

Saturday, December 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, in the Cottage: RENEWAL WORKS LEADERSHIP TEAM MEETING- WORKSHOP 4.

Sunday, December 3, 10:30 am
ADVENT BEGINS

We prepare for the coming of Christ.

Tuesday, December 5 & 19, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
BIBLE STUDY
- We gather together on Tuesday evenings to participate in group Bible Study. No prior experience or knowledge of the Bible is necessary, and all are welcome! We are currently reading the Gospel According to John.
For more information, please contact Deacon Bill Cusano at billcusano@mac.com or 201.755.1925.

Wednesday, December 6 and Thursday, December 14
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
BOOK GROUP
- All are welcome to join in! Please contact Rev. Jennie for more information at jennie.talley@gmail.com or 917.496.1009.

Sunday, December 10, Coffee Hour
BROWN BAG LUNCH PREPARATION

Come and join us as we prepare lunches to help feed our hungry neighbors of New Rochelle.

Tuesday, December 12, 6:00 p.m., RENEWAL WORKS DIOCESAN CLOSING CELEBRATION DINNER
The Renewal Works Leadership Team will join other parishes in the Diocese for a celebration dinner, location TBA.

Sunday, December 17, 10:30 am
ADVENT LESSONS & CAROLS

A special Advent service of music and Scripture as we prepare for the birth of Christ.

Sunday December 17, 4:00 pm
HANDEL’S MESSIAH AT ST. THOMAS’ EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 168 W BOSTON POST RD, MAMARONECK, NY 10543

We are all invited to join our friends at St. Thomas’ for a musical favorite of the Christmas season. Tickets are only $20!

Sunday, December 24, 10:30 am
4TH SUNDAY OF ADVENT WORSHIP SERVICE

A traditional Sunday morning service in Advent.

Sunday, December 24, 3:15 pm
CHRISTMAS EVE CAROLING, FOLLOWED by a BEAUTIFUL CANDLELIGHT SERVICE with HOLY COMMUNION AT 4:00 pm

Sunday, December 31, 10:30 am
A SPECIAL CELEBRATION OF OUR PATRON SAINT, ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE AND EVANGELIST

A New Years’ Eve brunch will follow
the worship service.