St. John offers twoservices on Sunday mornings each with its own character and with Christian Education offerings from 9:00-9:50am. Our worship is steeped in the traditions of Anglican-Episcopal worship theology and the Book of Common Prayer.
Sundays at 8:00am
Our first service is celebrated with a traditional (Rite I) liturgy, or worship structure, that utilizes the formality of Elizabethan language. While there is less music at this early service, it offers the beauty of high liturgy through word and sacrament, prayer and movement, all with joyful warmth and community.
Sundays at 10:00am
The 10:00 service features the St. John’s Choir with traditional hymns and anthems. This is the most formal and “high church” service of the day, with a chanted liturgy (during some seasons) and organ, and incense for festival celebrations. Firmly rooted in ancient Anglican tradition and practice this service connects worshipers to the rich spiritual tradition of the Episcopal Church.
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 from 9:50-10:40 from September to Pentecost. The children return to the 10 am service during the Peace. During the summer, students participate in “Lego My Bible” which starts at 10am in the Godly Play Room.
Adult Forums will be held in Marsh Hall on most Sundays. Adult Forum will have a range of topics from various speakers.
Wednesday at 10:30am
Our midweek service is offered on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd followed by fellowship and bible study in Marsh Hall ending by noon. This service is an intimate Rite II Eucharist celebrating one of the feast days of the saints of the week. This is the principal service for many who are not able to attend on Sunday mornings.
What To Expect
Come as you are. Sunday mornings you will find people worshiping in suits and ties, and jeans and t-shirts. We include the full service in our bulletins each week for ease of participation by all, especially those new to the Episcopal Church. All you will need in addition to your bulletin is a blue hymnal or songbook and an open heart! Speaking of open… we practice an open table at St. John’s. The altar is not our table, but the Lord’s! So, no matter where you are on your spiritual journey you are welcome to receive communion at St. John’s.
We hope to see you soon and look forward to your joining our community in worship!