The Clothing Bank is in need of children's clothing, all sizes.
Volunteers needed to help with community dinners once a month. Sign up in Hosea Hall or contact Cindy Sullivan
When you shop for groceries, consider purchasing a box of crackers or a jug of non-refrigerated juice to contribute to The Food Bank. Bring it to church and put it on the stage and it will be taken to The Food Bank.
Gayle Box will be taking care of the Kroger Cards. She will be in the Parish Hall on Sundays between services for anyone needing a card. St. John’s receives a percentage of all monies charged to these cards!
Would you like to remember a special someone or occasion with flowers on the altar? Sign-up board on display by the coffee pot in Hosea Hall or contact Cindy Kinkead.
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist Rite II St. Mary’s Chapel
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Nursery Care provided )
Morning Prayer 10 AM St. Mary’s Chapel
Holy Eucharist and Healing Service 5:30 PM St. Mary’s Chapel
St. John's is a community of faith centered on the person and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, striving to reflect the command of our Lord that we love one another. In our worship and life together we intentionally welcome all people, care for one another, feed the hungry, tend the sick, and serve as a home for those seeking God's love.
At St. John's we believe we are challenged by God to become what He wants us to be. We hope you will find St. John's Episcopal Church a place where you, too, are refreshed and renewed spiritually. We Believe..
The Road to Emmaus and
St. John’s Episcopal Church
The Great Fifty Days of Easter is a season that is filled with the hope of the resurrection of Christ Jesus. Like the disciples on the road to Emmaus after the Lord’s resurrection, we find ourselves with burning hearts to be the Church, carrying forth the mission and ministry of God’s resurrected Son in our parish and beyond!
Much of our focus and energies during these first two years in ministry together have been focused upon strengthening and building up the Body of Christ within St. John’s. Our change to two services on Sunday; a Rite II 8 AM celebration of the Holy Eucharist in St. Mary’s Chapel, and a 10 AM Celebration of the Holy Eucharist in the church which alternates between Rites I and II has been very successful. Our weekly Sunday morning brunch has been a full and lively time of fellowship. Church attendance and membership have been growing at a steady pace, and we are experiencing a renewed sense of community—a community of faith that “Welcomes All, Regardless.”
We have worked together on making our Sunday morning experience to be that of dynamic worship that is done with care and builds up the Body of Christ. Under the leadership of Bill Webber, our new Organist and Choirmaster, the choir has dramatically grown and has embraced the diversity of music so important to the membership of our church. Bill and I have been meeting regularly to review, critique, and strengthen our worship. The quality of singing and dedication of our Choir is outstanding! We have as well developed customaries (procedures and guidelines) for our Lectors, Acolytes, Chalice Bearers, Crucifers, Torchbearers, and Ushers. The participants of each of these groups of ministry have been meeting with me for both discussion and practice.
I am greatly encouraged by the faithfulness and accomplishments of the Wardens and Vestry members that you elected and with which I have had the privilege to work. We are now on the cusp of bringing the worship, pastoral care, and programs of St. John’s to a new and exciting level. We must always remember that the Staff and Vestry are not called to simply serve some “institution” named St. John’s, but rather support the ministry of Jesus Christ that we as the Body of Christ at St. John’s have identified as our mission. Toward that end the Vestry and I are meeting on Saturday, May 11, with an outside consultant who will lead us through the process of developing a Three Year Strategic Plan for St. John’s. This plan, which will take us to 2016, will examine and address all areas of our present mission and ministry, and outline where we hope to lead this church each year with measurable goals and objectives. All of our work will be in consultation with the membership of our parish and will be grounded in discernment and prayer.
I am very grateful as well for the support and work of Kathy Sparrow, our Parish Secretary. Kathy has worked for three rectors of St. John’s and has been a great resource and support of my ministry on a daily basis. I am thankful as well for the continued ministry of teaching and celebrating of Father Jay Pierce. And I am very pleased to announce that The Reverend Nancy Farley will be taking a more active role in the life and ministry of St. John’s. Mother Nancy has for many years been a popular Celebrant and Preacher at St. John’s on Sundays, and has agreed to lead worship on Sundays if I am away, as well as join me on several Sundays each year to celebrate and preach.
May the Risen Christ bless and keep you.