SJK's Recurring Events

Questions? Comments? Want us to include your upcoming event on our calendar?  Send us an email.

This Week

  • 12/18: 4:30 to 5:30pm Community Dinner

  • 12/24:  4pm Family Christmas Eve Service (in-person or online)

  • 12/24:  8pm Vaccinated Christmas Eve Service (in-person only)

  • 12/25:  10am Christmas Day Service (in-person or online)

  • 12/26:  10am Sunday Holy Eucharist (in-person only)

Parishioner Art Display - accepting contributions starting Sunday, October 24th

A message from Carolyn McConnell:


Hello St. John's artists and friends and family of artists. It's time for me to organize hanging that collection of parishioners' art on the narthex wall. There were some 20 people in Marsh Hall for coffee after last Sunday's service. Everyone will enjoy looking at our art.

If you have a piece to contribute, one solution will be to bring it to me in the narthex hall ready to hang this coming Sunday, tomorrow, Oct. 24, during the last 15 minutes before the service. That is between 9:45-10:00am. We are accepting 2-dimensional art in all styles and formats, from artists of any age, including children's art!  Just let me know if you need a frame.

From there, I will either hang the piece immediately or store it safely until I get the exhibit ready. If you have another way of getting your work to me, please let me know. Also, I would like you to write me with the name of the piece, artist name and the medium.  John Cannon has kindly agreed to make professional labels. Need more time? Just ask!  Email me here with any questions.

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Men's Bible Study meets online every Tuesday morning at 8am; more information here.

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St John's Book Club meets online once a month on Sundays; more information here.

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Join our Layweeders and help keep our building and grounds looking lovely! More info here.

Weekly Recurring Streaming Events

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Sunday

10am Holy Eucharist

         In-Person or Online

 

Monday

9am Morning Prayer Online

5pm Evening Prayer Online

Tuesday

9am Morning Prayer Online

5pm Evening Prayer Online

Wednesday

12pm Order of Noonday Prayer

8:30pm Compline

Thursday

9am Morning Prayer Online

5pm Evening Prayer Online

Friday

9am Morning Prayer Online

5pm Evening Prayer Online

This Month

"So shine on through these days we have to fill." ~ John the Apostle

Past Events

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Say Their Names Memorial Art Installation - Thank you volunteers!!

A group of individuals, congregations and local businesses installed the Say Their Names Memorial Installation on  October 20, 2020 on the grounds of several places of worship, beginning at Saint John's Episcopal Church, 105 State Street S., Kirkland, Washington. 

The event is open to the public during daylight hours. Social distancing measures will be practiced and masks are required. Signage will be on display to guide visitors to all of the Memorial Locations. The memorial will be open to the public through November 30, 2020.

Say Their Names Memorial

Installed in Kirkland on October 20, the Say Their Names Memorial features the faces and names of Black victims of racial injustice.  The memorial is hosted by Saint John's Episcopal Church in Kirkland, along with other area places of worship.

A group of individuals, congregations and local businesses gathered at 10 a.m., Tuesday, October 20, 2020, to install the Say Their Names Memorial on the grounds of several places of worship, beginning at Saint John's Episcopal Church, 105 State Street S., Kirkland, Washington.

 

The memorial will be open to the public through November 30, 2020.

The Say Their Names Memorial features more than 240 portraits of Black victims whose lives were lost since the mid-nineteenth century to systemic racism and racial injustice - mothers, fathers, children, activists, community members. Each portrait will be accompanied by a floral tribute contributed by local gardeners, flower farmers and florists.

 

The Say Their Names Memorial is a nationwide grassroots initiative and memorial that originated in Portland, Oregon, on Juneteenth (June 19, 2020). Since then, organizers have shared photographs and information with individuals and committees who want to create memorials in their own neighborhoods and communities. Volunteers have mounted the memorial in over 25 locations across the United States since June, 2020.

"Our hope is that when people experience the memorial and look into the eyes of those no longer with us, they have a chance to reflect," says Joy Proctor, founder of the Say Their Names Memorial. "We want this to spur dialogue and even action across the nation in the communities where these memorials have been displayed."

 

Karen Thornton, a Woodinville-based event planner, is spearheading the Kirkland memorial, working in partnership with The Rev. Michael Ryan of Saint John's Episcopal Church and other congregations and volunteers, with the support of Kirkland's City Manager Kurt Triplett.

 

On October 6th, Kirkland Mayor Penny Sweet issued this statement: "Three years ago, we passed Resolution 5240 which states that 'Kirkland believes in the dignity, equality and constitutional and civil rights of all people, and will not tolerate hate, intolerance, discrimination, harassment or any behavior that creates fear, isolation or intimidation.
We stand by that resolution and have expanded upon it. Kirkland is stronger because of our differences, not despite them. In a time of uncertainty and struggle, it is more critical than ever that we honor every person’s humanity, respect diverse views, and give each other grace.'"

 

Together, the City of Kirkland's recent statements of support for anti-racism, and the willingness of several places of worship to host the Memorial create an sense of community, Thornton says. "Our goal is to offer a chance for introspection and to encourage community members to better understand the role each of us plays in ongoing, systematic racism, while honoring those lives taken by it." 

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Saint John's Episcopal Church was the first congregation to volunteer its grounds for Say Their Names Memorial. "We are a community that remembers," says The Rev. Michael Ryan, Rector. "By hosting the Say Their Names Memorial, our congregation hopes to make the lives of those lost to racial injustice matter even more while bringing us to our senses about changing our present and our future."

 

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The event is open to the public during daylight hours. Social distancing measures will be practiced and masks are required.

Signage will be on display to guide visitors to all of the Memorial Locations, including:
 

Memorial Locations
Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10021 NE 124th St, Kirkland, WA 98034
Kirkland Congregational United Church of Christ, 106 5th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Lake Washington Christian Church, 343 15th Ave, Kirkland, WA 98033
Lake Washington United Methodist Church, 7525 132nd Ave. NE, Kirkland, WA 98033
Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, 308 4th Ave. S, Kirkland, WA 98033
Saint John's Episcopal Church, 105 State St., Kirkland, WA 98033

 

Volunteers are invited to participate

Thank you to all the volunteers who gave their time and hard work! Thank you to all who donated supplies for this memorial. 

 

Donations needed
A Go Fund Me page is accepting cash donations to cover the cost of materials and supplies, including fresh flowers and tools. The use of donated funds will be transparent and shared through updates on the Go Fund Me page. Remaining funds will be donated to a non-profit organization with a social justice mission.

DONATE NOW

 

For more information about the memorial, to submit a name to be included, or to find out how you can create a memorial in your community, visit the website and social pages:

www.saytheirnamesmemorials.com

@saytheirnamesmemorial

#saytheirnamesmemorial

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  • Outdoor Animal Blessing & Food Drive
    Sun, Oct 04
    St John's Episcopal Church parking lot
    Outdoor Animal Blessing & Food Drive
    Bring your stuffed animals or real animals to be blessed and donated non-perishable foods for local families while we observe social distancing. Face masks required for everyone's safety.