Welcome to St. John's-Grace Episcopal Church
Our mission is to go out into the community and partner with our neighbors to work for justice for all.
Everyone is Welcome at Jesus' Table!
We are a community who gathers in faith to walk together into the mystery and experience of love, grace, hope and healing.
We invite you to join Us!!! ___________________________________________________________________________
Worship Services - Sundays - Holy Communion
8:30 am & 10:30 am
(Use the front door of the church on Colonial Circle at Bidwell or the door on Lafayette Ave)
Come as you are, dress is casual or whatever you prefer.
8:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (spoken)
10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Music, Congregational Singing
Get Ready for Spaghetti! Annual Spaghetti Dinner Saturday, February 2, 2019
Our Annual Spaghetti Dinner is a fun evening of food, friends and basket auction, as well as a great way to break up the "Winter Doldrums". Why not reserve a table of 6, 8 or 10 of your friends and family for an affordable and enjoyable evening out?
The doors open at 5 p.m. with a pre-dinner social and theme basket preview starting at 5:30 p.m. The meal is served at one seating promptly at 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes salad, bread, spaghetti (meatless sauce), meatballs on the side, beverages and dessert.
Tickets are available from Colleen in the church office, at coffee hour after the morning service or at the door. Cost is $13.00 for adults, $6.00 for children 6-12 and free for children 5 and under. No take outs are available.
There are many ways you can help out: make a cash donation toward supplies, make meatballs, donate a theme basket, volunteer to help with dinner prep, help in the kitchen during the dinner or be a server during dinner. Sign up sheets are posted outside the church sacristy.
See you on February 2nd! Peter Coates and Paul Lepo
Friends of Night People
Our FONP Food Pantry for 2019 is well under way. Thank you to all who have
volunteered to participate in this ministry.
When: 1st Tuesday of every month
Where: FONP Facility at 394 Hudson St. Buffalo
Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Other: Arrival time is 6:45 pm to help with set up
Parking is on the street – use the side door entrance
2 volunteers bag the food
2 volunteers assist the patrons with their food selection
Just because our roster is set, volunteers are always welcome. If you are interested in joining us, please feel free to contact
SJG Fish Fry (Dinner) Group
Our group meets on a Friday selected during the month. We pick local restaurants in the area to gather. We meet at the restaurant at 6:30 pm sharp for dinner and socialization. If you would like to join us, please call Marian Stelter, at 886-1322, to make your reservation.
Monthly Spiritual Cafe
The Spiritual Cafe occurs on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 4:00 pm. We celebrate the art of spirit and the spirit of art! Next event is Saturday January 19th at 4:00 pm in the church.
Our Book Discussion Group
The St. John’s-Grace Book Discussion Group will begin conversations on a new book on February 3. The book is America: the Farewell Tour, by Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, war correspondent and Harvard Divinity School graduate Chris Hedges. The book apparently takes a very dark view of a decaying American empire, and yet Hedges’ deep Christian roots are evident when he says, "We do not become autonomous and free human beings by building pathetic, tiny monuments to ourselves. It is through self-sacrifice and humility that we affirm the sanctity of others and the sanctity of ourselves. Those who fight against cultural malice … have discovered that life is measured by infinitesimal and often unacknowledged acts of solidarity and kindness. These acts of kindness . . . spin outward to connect our atomized and alienated souls to others. The good … draws to it the good. This belief – held although we may never see empirical proof – is profoundly transformative. But know this: When these acts are carried out on behalf of the oppressed and the demonized, when compassion defines the core of our lives, when we understand that justice is a manifestation of love, we are marginalized and condemned by our sociopathic elites."
Come and join us on the first and third Sunday evenings of each month at 7:30 downstairs in the Walter Lord Room. The book is available from amazon.com and in bookstores.
We discuss one or two chapters per meeting. The rules for discussion provide that everyone’s ideas are their own and no one’s ideas are to be criticized, so come and tell us yours!
So Mark Your Calendar's!!!