Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Liturgy: December 4 This Sunday at 5pm all are invited to an in-person liturgy service of Nine Lessons and Carols to celebrate the season of Advent. In between traditional readings from scripture, the choir will perform such pieces as “Adam lay ybounden” by Boris Ord, “The King shall come when morning dawns” by John Karl Hirten and “Tomorrow shall be my dancing day” by John Gardner, plus traditional Christmas carols sung by all. A light reception will follow in the Parish Hall. The service will be live-streamed, as well. Assistance needed with reception tasks. Signup here.
Dinner Church: December 13 Hungry to share a meal with new folks, dig into spiritual conversation, and rebuild community? Then join us for Dinner Church once a month from 6-8pm in the Parish Hall. Volunteers whip up a delicious dinner (Episcopalian Iron Chefs!) to share. If you’d like to cook with us, sign up here. Suggested donation is $10/person. NOTE: You must be vaxxed against COVID to cook or dine.
Sunday, December 4: Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
5pm: in the Church, reception to follow in the parish hall (in-person & live-stream)
Sunday, December 11: Christmas Pageant
8am: Worship Service
10am: Christmas Pageant (No 9am service on December 11)
Saturday, December 24: Christmas Eve
3pm Family Service: This all-ages service is designed so that everyone can fully participate, and includes congregational singing for young and old, prayers, the story of Jesus’ birth, and the sharing of Holy Communion.
5pm Festival Eucharist with Children’s Choir All ages are welcome at this traditional Christmas liturgy, which includes hymns and carols, readings and a sermon, and the sharing of Holy Communion*.
9pm Festival Eucharist with Choral Prelude This traditional service begins with a Choral prelude featuring our adult choir. The liturgy continues with hymns and carols for the congregation, anthems for the choir, readings and a sermon, and the sharing of Holy Communion*.
*Silent Night sung by candlelight at 5pm and 9pm
Sunday, December 25: Christmas Day
10am: This traditional service includes hymns and carols, readings and a sermon, and Holy Communion.
Sunday, January 1: New Year’s Day
10am: Christmas Lessons and Carols service (*no 8am or 9am)
8am: Worship (inside)
9am: Family Worship (outside)
*The 9am service will be held on the lawn, weather permitting, or in the Parish Hall.
Worship (in-person & live stream)
Sunday School for children
Sunday School for youth
7pm: Bible Study (Zoom)
7:30am: Christian Meditation (Zoom)
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One TUESDAY a Month
6pm: Dinner Church in the Parish Hall
2nd SATURDAYS of the Month
8am: Men’s Group
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The fundamental essence of St. John’s core values is this church CARES about its congregation, community, environment and civic responsibilities. How this church and its congregation care is what makes St. John’s special.
Here is how St. John’s CARES:
Connect – St. John’s connects with people no matter where they are on their spiritual journey. We connect without judgement, and recognize everyone has their own spiritual path. Through the process of connecting with each other and our community we strengthen our own connection with God, ourselves and the communities in which we live.
Assist – St. John’s strives to assist people regardless of faith, race, gender, sexual orientation or socio-economic status. We build and adapt our services to assist our congregation—including our children and youth—in helping to meet their spiritual, emotional, mental and physical needs. St. John’s strives to assist parishioners at anytime and anywhere.
Respect – St John’s respects peoples’ faith, spirituality, religious backgrounds, and personal journeys. Respect helps St. John’s offer a warm, welcoming, inclusive and safe environment of worship. Respect enables St. John’s members to share more deeply and learn from each other and other religions which aids us to better serve and contribute to our friends, families, and communities.
Embrace – St John’s embraces change and views change as an opportunity for personal and communal spiritual growth. We embrace children and youth as symbols of change. St. John’s embraces empowering people to develop, foster, and strengthen their own personal connections with Jesus Christ. Serve – St John’s serves God with open hearts and minds to all ages by honoring traditional Christian practices. St. John’s seeks to provide spiritual nourishment to its youth, congregation and communities in a functional and practical way, and to meet the ever-changing societal demands of its parishioners.
Adopted by the St. John’s Vestry
We pray, worship and celebrate the Gospel responding to the needs of our communities while building relationships to support us on our journey of faith.
St. John’s will be a spiritual home that welcomes all, loves and respects all, and serves all in Christ’s name.