Advent Wreath Making: December 3 Save the date for this St. John’s tradition on the first Sunday of Advent. Wreath making supplies will be available after the 9am and the 10am in the Parish Hall.
Advent Lessons & Carols: December 3 Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols – Sunday, December 3, at 5 pm, join us for a traditional 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 “In the Bleak Midwinter” by Gustav Holst, plus traditional Christmas carols sung by all. A light reception will follow in the Parish Hall. Watch live online here.
8am: Worship in the Church
9am: Family Worship (Held on the lawn, weather permitting, or in the Parish Hall.)
Worship in the Church (in-person & live stream)
Sunday School for children & youth
Worship Bulletin: 10am
Worship Bulletin: Lessons & Carols
7pm: Bible Study (Zoom)
7:30am: Christian Meditation in the Chapel
3rd TUESDAYS of the Month
6pm: Dinner Church in the Parish
2nd SATURDAYS of the Month (usually)
8am: Men’s Group
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ADVENT & CHRISTMAS AT ST. JOHN’S
Sunday, December 3
8am: Worship service in the church
9am: Family worship in the parish hall*
10am: Worship in the church*
*Advent Wreath Making: In the parish hall after the 9am and 10am worship services. Supplies provided.
5pm: Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols service (in-person & livestream)
Sunday, December 10
8am: Worship service
10am: Christmas Pageant and Holy Eucharist (No 9am service on December 10)
Sunday, December 24: Fourth Sunday of Advent
10am: Morning Prayer (No 8am or 9am service on December 24)
Sunday, 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 w/Children’s Choristers & Cantor: All ages are welcome at this traditional Christmas liturgy, which includes hymns and carols, readings and a sermon, and the sharing of Holy Communion*.
8:30pm Festival Eucharist w/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 8:30pm
Monday, December 25: Christmas Day
10am: This traditional service includes hymns and carols, readings and a sermon, and Holy Communion.
Sunday, December 31: New Year’s Eve
9am: Family worship in the Parish Hall
10am: Christmas Lessons & Carols service (*no 8am)
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.
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 with open and loving hearts and minds in the hope that with our words and actions we reflect the spirit of God. We strive to advocate for and help the vulnerable where and when we are able in the local community and beyond.
Adopted by the St. John’s Vestry
09.15.21; revised 11.16.23
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 is a spiritual home that welcomes all, loves and respects all, and serves all in Christ’s name.