The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost - 23 June 2013
The Holy Eucharist: 8.45 am @ Saint John's Catharine; 10.45 am @ Saint James' Watkins Glen
Daily Office of Morning Prayer: 8 am @ Saint John's Catharine
Every Spring this flowering tree welcomes Spring to Saint John's Church in Catharine.
Saint James' Watkins Glen. The Church has a ramp that can be installed to allow accessibility to the Church. It is not a permanent fixture. The Parish Hall has a ramp to its front door. The Parish Hall has an accessible rest room. There is no audio loop.
Saint John's Catharine. The Church does not have a ramp to the church. Persons who can manage several steps down to the Parish Hall from the parking area can utilize a stair glide chair to access the church. There is no accessible rest room. There is no audio loop.
Saint Paul's Montour Falls. The only building is the Parish House. There is a ramp to the main floor. There is no accessible rest room. There is no audio loop.
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WEEKDAY SERVICES: June 17th - June 22nd
Weekday service during June are at Saint John's Catharine.
The Daily Office of Morning Prayer: Monday through Wednesday @ 9 am
The Holy Eucharist: Wednesday with Morning Prayer @ 9 am
FREE CLOTHING GIVE-AWAY
Thanks to a generous donation from the local WalMart and the Hilfiger Company the Saint James' Watkins Glen Thrift Shop gave away clothing on Saturday, February 2nd, beginning at Noon. All clothes were new. Over 150 families were served.
1st ANNUAL ANIMAL BLESSING
The first annual Animal Blessing was held in conjunction with the Humane Society of Schuyler County, Saturday, October 6th. A wonderful time was had by all the animals. Following the outdoor animal blessing, special prayers were offered in the feline shelter, and the feline 'hospital' for those cats waiting for adoption.
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION INFO
Sunday School at Saint John's Catharine meets during Sunday worship.
Sunday School at Saint James' Watkins Glen will convene as announced.
Special Sunday Papers which correspond with the liturgical readings for the Sunday are provided for children at every service, every Sunday.
Children are welcome, always. We love our kids. They are welcome for the entire service - no matter what.
200 YEARS FOR SAINT JOHN'S CATHARINE
Saint John's Catharine celebrated 200 years of Mission and Ministry on October 3rd. Bishop Prince Singh preached the sermon - and a representative of the Schuyler County Historical Society, Carol Fagnan, presented a history of the Catharine Settlement in the 1800's. The Silver Altar Service, a gift of the Lawrence Family in the mid-1800's, was displayed on the Altar.
For the sixth year in a row we hosted the county-wide distribution of food and gifts to needy families that have been 'adopted.' The Episcopal Parishes of Schuyler County sponsor the 'Labor of Love' effort for the entire County. In total more than 600 families received Christmas Outreach in conjunction with the county food pantry, Schuyler Outreach. [That's Father Michael waving from amid the donated food and presents piled high on the tables in the foreground.]