St. John’s Episcopal Church
207 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401

The Good News of St. John’s

September 10, 2022

Tomorrow! Ukraine Benefit

Arts & Crafts Sale opens at 3:00 pm and the Concert begins at 4:00 pm.
Join us in helping this amazing organization – Voices of Children. They offer psychological support for children in Ukraine.

Click here to purchase tickets for tomorrow’s Ukraine Benefit!


Updating Our Masking Policy

We have been through so much with the COVID pandemic, from online worship to hybrid worship to masking and distancing. We have done well, as a congregation, to honor one another’s safety all these many months. Thank you, all, for adhering to our policies. Caring for one another and helping one another to feel safe in worship is one of the most important things in Christian community.

And now it’s time for us to take another step. Starting this Sunday, September 11, masks will be optional during worship at St. John’s. If you have any questions about this, please reach out to me. I’m happy to talk with you.

I’ll see you tomorrow morning in the Sanctuary for worship and then at the Ukraine Benefit in the afternoon!

In God’s love and mine,
Rev. Michelle


Announcements for the Fourteenth Sunday of Pentecost
September 11, 2022

This Sunday! Benefit Concert for Ukraine: Sunday, September 11
Arts & Crafts Sale Opens at 3:00 pm and Concert begins at 4:00 pm. The Kingston Interfaith Council is hosting the event here at St. John’s.
Get your tickets now at

NEXT WEEK: Godly Play returns to the St. John’s formation schedule and we are so excited! Every third Sunday, all kids are invited to join Leah Siuta in our Godly Play room upstairs above the Parish Hall. Then come back downstairs so we can all celebrate Eucharist together. Reach out to Leah for more information at

Page Turners Book Club: The Page Turners book group will be meeting on September 13, at 7 pm, at Jeanette Baggot’s apartment. We’ll be discussing everyone’s favorite summer reads and selecting what to read for the next few months. New members are always welcome. Speak to Jeanette, Claudette Ford, or Barbara Johnston for more information about the September meeting, or the book club in general.

Social Hour Hosting: You are invited to sign up on the bulletin board in the Vestibule to be a social hour host! Talk with our Hospitality Coordinator, Barbara Johnston for more information.
St. John’s Harvest: Feeding people is our jam!
Join us in the kitchen to clean, chop, stir, and make cool stuff on the last Saturday of the month from 10-5. Last year, we canned jams, chutney, and conserves; made Sara’s soap, hand sanitizer, and Jocelyn’s amazing Beeswax wraps! No experience necessary. Hands of all ages welcome. Show up for shifts of 2, 4, or 6 hours, and let’s have fun while we raise money for St. John’s!
Cooking/Prep Days: Sept. 24, and Oct. 29
Sale dates: Nov 20 and Dec 11

Flower Ministry: Every week, members of St. John’s offer a memorial of thanksgiving or honor a loved one who has gone before by supporting the Flower Ministry at St. John’s with a monetary donation. You’ll see this memorial listed in the bulletin each week. This ministry ensures we have lovely fresh flowers every week on our altar. Please consider signing up for a Sunday. Contact Elaine Lawrence at

Calling all bakers! Do you like to make things in the kitchen? Our Communion Bread recipe is easy and quick. You bake one batch, deliver the bread to the church, and we keep it in the freezer until we use it. Sign up to bake for a month (or two) this year. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Vestibule.

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