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Pie in the Sky 2023
St. John's Episcopal Winthrop
& the Winthrop Community Food Pantry invite you to purchase a Thanksgiving Pie to support Community Servings' meals and nutrition services for chronic and critically-ill clients.
THANK YOU ST. JOHN'S!
32 ORDERS, 60 PIES SOLD, $2105.00 RAISED, WE FUNDED OVER 60 WEEKS OF MEALS FOR COMMUNITY SERVINGS' CLIENTS.
Sale ended 11/18. Pickup day is Tuesday, Nov. 21st. from 1 PM to 7 PM.
Beginning in 1990, Community Servings have provided more than 10 million medically tailored meals to clients across Massachusetts who are living with severe critical and chronic illnesses such as HIV, cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease.
Through the PIE IN THE SKY pie sale, more than 150 Boston-area chefs, bakers, caterers, and restaurants generously donate freshly-baked apple, pecan, and pumpkin Thanksgiving pies to raise funds for Community Servings.
Each Fall, St. John's conducts a Stewardship Campaign to secure pledges of financial support from Parish members and friends for the coming year. The campaign enables the Parish to prepare a budget and plan for next year.
Stewardship pledge requests have been mailed out. We ask that they be returned by Dec. 3rd.
Our Parish has many gifts to share among ourselves and the community. Here is one parishioner's perspective.
"All things come of thee oh Lord…and of thine own
have we given thee."
This simple prayer, usually said when the offertory plate is brought to the altar at Mass, really says it all. Each of us are drawn to be here for different reasons at different points in our life. Although I was not born and raised in this parish, I have been a member for 35 years. I have given financially as my circumstances allowed and I have strived to be generous with my time and talents by participating in our fundraising activities, serving on vestry, being a lay reader, subdeacon and on altar guild. We each have different capacities for giving and all giving is important and appreciated. At this time, we are asking that each Parish member spend some time really thinking and praying before turning in their pledge card. Our operating budget is as lean as it gets! There is not one frivolous penny in it! We don’t have big endowments to sustain us. We rely on the generosity of our members. So, this year please do not underestimate the importance of your contribution. Whether you can make a financial commitment for the first time or if you can possibly increase an existing commitment…even if only by the cost of one cup of coffee a week, for instance, it is greatly appreciated. I for one want to do all I can to assure that our little parish remains a thriving part of our community and a place where we can come together to worship God and celebrate our faith. Thank you, Carol Belcher
Blessing of the Animals - 2023
This year's Blessing of the Animals took place Sunday, October 1st after the 4:30 PM service, on the church lawn.
Produced by Barbara Bishop & Deb Scearbo, WCAT
"Overjoyed" by Stevie Wonder
Saturday, December 2nd
10 am to 2 PM
This beautiful, handmade Christmas quilt was made by Ruth Koch-Ashton and Helen Honan and will be raffled off at this year's fair!
Sunday, December 3rd.
After the 8 AM and 10 AM services.
Breakfast Pizza, Potatoes, Fruit.
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Winthrop Community Food Pantry
at St. John's Episcopal
The Winthrop Community Food Pantry was founded as a St John's Parish ministry over 20 years ago. Today, it serves individuals and families in the greater Winthrop community, including East Boston, Chelsea and Revere, through the generosity of the Parish and many individuals and civic groups; its beneficiaries, contributors and volunteers come from all walks of life and many beliefs.
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