Services

Sundays

We don’t mind what you wear, how you sing and pray, whether you’ve not been to church in decades, what you do for a living or who you are married to.  Our worship gathers all of God’s people at the welcome table of Christ.

  • 8:00 a.m. – This is a spoken service of Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) with Sermon. We use traditional language and enjoy singing a couple of songs.    
  • 9:15 a.m. – Our well-staffed nursery opens between the services and remains open through coffee hour. Christian Formation programs are offered for all ages.
  • 10:00 a.m. – This service of Holy Eucharist with sermon uses more contemporary language in the liturgy and our choir leads the music.

Wednesdays

  • 10:30 a.m –  Held in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. A spoken service in modern language. All are invited to join us for coffee and Bible study afterward.

Prayers

If you’d like to add a name or concern to the prayers, please contact our Parish Administrator by phone (425) 827-3077 or email (link).

Children’s Chapel, Godly Play and Adult Formation

Children from age 3 to grade 6 also are invited to join us for Godly Play Christian Education in one of our Godly Play rooms starts at 9:30am (except first Sunday of the month when children start in service with us and go to their own sermon during that time) from September to Pentecost. The children return to the 10 am service at its halfway point, during the Peace. During the summer, students participate in “Lego My Bible” which starts at 10am in the Godly Play Room.

Adult Education will be held in Marsh Hall on most Sundays. Topics and speakers vary throughout the year and no prior attendance is needed.

Special Services

Content

Music

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Labyrinth

St John’s has a permanent labyrinth installed in front of the church on State Street for meditation and contemplation. The Labyrinth is available to all. Walking the labyrinth is a way to pray and meditate, just as kneeling is, or folding one’s hands and bowing one’s head. In walking the labyrinth in prayer, we seek to know God’s presence in our lives.

Tips On Walking the Labyrinth

It may be helpful to think of walking the labyrinth in these three stages:

  • Purgation: releasing, letting go of the details of your life. This is an act of shedding thoughts and emotions. It quiets and empties the mind as you walk into the labyrinth.
  • Illumination: may occur in the center, or anywhere along the path. Stay as long as you like. It is a place of meditation and prayer. Receive what is there for you to receive.
  • Union: Each time you walk out of the labyrinth, you become more empowered to find and do the work you feel your soul reaching to do.