On Saturday, September 7, our parish family celebrated a new stage of ministry by installing our new rector. Bishop Andrew Dietsche presided at the Service. An important moment in our life together, we recommitted to following our Lord and discerning how we may use our gifts of ministry to show forth God’s love and light in the world.
Nine members of St. John’s joined with groups from two other New York area parishes on a trip to Juarez, Mexico. Our mission was to assist Fr. Federico Zúñiga in painting the Episcopal churches he is building in the poorest barrios of Juarez. Following the magical interaction that happened with local children everywhere we went, our teenagers told us that they’d received more than they gave.