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September 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter Sept 2018

Eugene Friesen and Maeve Gilchrist: Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 pm: $20.00

The Arts at St. John’s is proud to announce a spectacular concert featuring two world-renowned musicians in concert at St. John’s, Saturday, November 3 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are only $20.00 The artists are cellist, Eugene Friesen and Celtic harpist, Maeve Gilchrist.

Eugene has performed at St. John’s in the past. He is a four-time Grammy Award-winner, and is active internationally as a concert and recording artist, composer, conductor and teacher. Recording credits include five albums of original music, more than 30 CDs with the Paul Winter Consort, and hundreds of tracks featuring his rapturous cello playing on instrumental albums, films, and television scores.

Eugene is an artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City, and on the faculty of the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Maeve Gilchrist, Celtic harpist is described by one critic as “a phenomenal harp player who can make her instrument ring with unparalleled purity.” Born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland she has played as a soloist for internationally renowned orchestras and with traditional Irish folk groups as well as in more contemporary improvisatory settings. She has appeared at such major music events as Celtic

Connects in Glasgow, Tanglewood Jazz festival, the World Harp Congress in Amsterdam and the opening of the Scottish Parliament.

She was the first harpist to join the faculty at the Berklee School of Music in Boston where she taught for five years. Currently, she is touring and is in demand as a composer and arranger working on several commissions. She has released five albums to date.

Sermon from Sunday, August 5, 2018

The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge
Sunday, August 5, 2018
The Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost: Proper 13
Listen to this:  Sermon 2018 08 05 EHB

Celtic Eucharist: Friday, July 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

 The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist 

“Thin Places” 

A Celtic Eucharist


Friday, July 20, 7:00 p.m.  

Celtic Worship in The Chapel   

You are invited to bring a beverage or snack
to share for the party that follows. 


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July 2018 Newsletter

2018 Newsletter Newsletter July 2018

Sermon from Sunday, June 24, 2018

The Rt. Rev. David Rice
Sunday, June 24, 2018
The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 7
Listen to this:  Sermon 2018 06 24 BDR

Sermon from Sunday, June 17, 2018

Andee Zetterbaum
Sunday, June 17, 2018
The Fourth Sunday after Pentecost:  Proper 6
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This Week’s Calendar

Monday, September 17
10:00 am, People of Faith Meeting, Hospitality Room or Nursery

Tuesday, September 18
7:00 pm, Circles of Christ, Chapel

Wednesday, September 19
10:30 am, Fr. Tom Bonacci: The Gospel of Luke: An Interfaith Perspective, Chapel12:30 pm, Oktoberfest Meeting, Kitchen
7:00 pm, Choir Practice, Church

Thursday, September 20
11:00 am, Clericus, Chapel
12:00 pm, Lunch & Meeting, Narthex

Friday, September 21
7:00 pm, International Peace Day Service, Chapel

Sunday, September 23
11:30 am, Circles of Trust, Chapel

June 2018 Newsletter

Newsletter June 2018

Yoga for Kids, Coming to St. John’s in June

Yoga for Kids will be offered for five weeks at St. John’s! The group will be for youth between the age of 6-12. A one hour class will be offered twice weekly for five weeks on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 11:00 am. Children may register to sign up for a once a week session or two times. The program will begin Tuesday, June 19 and conclude July 18.  The teacher is Emily Fulton who is a certified RTY yoga instructor at Now and Zen Yoga Studio in Lodi. A mother of five, she has experience teaching children having offered classes for children at Hutchins Street Square. Parents are welcome to attend and practice if so desired. If you would like more information or wish to sign up, please see the Ministry Table.