Message from the Rector
to St. John's, Southampton. We are a lively
parish made up of various groupings of people
ranging from year around residents to
weekenders from New York City and beyond. We offer
a variety of worship services: the traditional
quiet service of Holy Communion at 8:00am; a family
service at 9:00am, which includes Sunday School and
Holy Communion; followed by an 11:00am service of
Morning Prayer with Holy Communion on the first Sunday
of the month. The 11:00am service is suspended during
the summer months while St. Andrew's Dune Church is open.
While there one can again experience the familiar words of
the 1928 Book of Common Prayer, as well as the 1940 Hymnal.
A schedule of St. Andrew's services is included elsewhere
within this website. I hope that when traveling through
the Hamptons of Long Island you will take a moment to visit
St.John's either joining us for worship on Sunday; or by stopping
by just to say a prayer. The front door is always open. I'd
be most happy to hear from you. To send a message to me just
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the first fifteen minutes of the 9am
service each Sunday, then march off, following
a crucifer, to various classrooms in the
parish house. Approximately 25 students from pre-kindergarten
through seventh grade are accommodated according
to class size. Chairman Dana Ficara and her able
staff, including Carla Fresco, Liz Deneny, Ellen
Greaves, Gloria Dios, Haley Willis and Doug de
Groot, set the curriculum and programs from late September
Annual Summer Fair
St. John’s Country Fair held Saturday,
June 24,2006, resulted in a profit of over
$18,000 which will be given to various charities.
The Fair features activities for all ages, games,
pony rides, hot dogs, ice cream and soda, plus
a luncheon served in the undercroft dining room.
Adults shopped for flowers, plants, books, baked
goods, home and kitchen items, toys, furniture
and clothing plus collectibles and antiques.
Senior Warden Dana Ficara and her mother Barbara Ireton
working at the 2006 Fair
A book group meets on Tuesday mornings
during Lent and
Advent. This year the ladies studied and
discussed The Gospel of Mary Magdelene and
works by Madeline L’Engle.
Christmas Gift Tree
Over a hundred paper stars decorate
a tree in the entry
of St. John’s on the first Sunday of December.
Each star lists gifts for a specific, but
unnamed child and parishioners adopt
stars, returning bags of gifts two weeks later. Debbie
Robinson organizes the collection and all gifts
are distributed through the local ecumenical
Human Resources Program.
Annual Art Show
St. John's 37th Annual Art Exhibition
and Sale of Paintings, Sculpture, Photography
and Crafts opened Saturday evening, 7/27,
to a goodly crowd enjoying one of the best displays
of locally produced art that we have seen.
All money raised from
the Art Show will be used for the support
of St. John's oputreach programs.
Ira and Anita Kornbluth, with Sheila O'Malley Fuchs in
Mrs. Fuchs was Co-Chairmen
of the 2004 Annual Art Show
The Outreach Committee headed by Dot
Wilson meets throughout the year to research and recommend charities to the
vestry for its approval. During the past year over 25 local, national
and worldwide charities
have received grants including
Episcopal Relief and Development Projects,
Oxfam, Heifer International, Doctors Without
Borders and Smile Train, to name a few
FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR this morning are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of
Frederick Rolston by Dr. Florence Rolston.
the altar during the month of February have been given in loving memory of
Nick and Betty Klemuk; Cindy, Robert Vutch and Andrew; Margaret Semerjian;
Marvin C. Baldwin; the Nolan Family; the Sugarman Family and Dr. Savaijian.
Thought for the Day
If they move the ball in golf,
they’ll probably move the ball in business.
FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR this morning are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Yervant
Yahiayan by his nephew, Jacob Yahiayan.
THE ANNUAL PARISH MEETING will be held immediately
following the 11:00 A.M. today.
IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE to attend the Annual
Meeting this Noon in the Undercroft, you may register as a communicant of
this Parish and vote at the table in the Parish House.
NOMINATED TO SERVE ON THE
Vestry (3- year term)
THE RECTOR'S ANNUAL SUPER BOWL PREDICTION will be given at all three services next Sundayÿplease come with
an open mind.
Thought for the Day
The average pencil is 7 inches
long; with just a half-inch eraser…in case you thought optimism was dead.