What we believe
We believe that the church does not exist to tell people what to believe, but to make evident in whom to believe
Are you looking for a Church:
that is clear about the Christian faith
that is not preoccupied with secondary issues
that stands in the rich tradition of Christian worship
that encourages people to grow in the faith that they profess
that believes we ought to live so as to make a difference in the world?
If you are looking for such a church, then the Episcopal Church is for you.
We welcome you and invite you into this faith and fellowship of Jesus Christ.
What to expect at St. John's
Is the Church accessible for the handicapped?
Yes, the church is accessible with movable ramps. The church has accessible restrooms on the ground floor. There is handicapped parking directly in front of the church.
How do people dress?
Even on special holy days like Easter, you'll find a variety of formally and informally dressed people - from blue jeans to suits and ties. We are a community that celebrates and worships together as we are comfortable and we welcome the differences in our styles.
Are children welcome? Is there childcare?
Yes! and Yes! Children are welcome to remain with their parents for worship. Nursery care is also provided at the Wednesday 5:30 p.m. service and the Sunday 10 a.m. service. Feel free to pick up your children after the sermon so they can celebrate holy communion. The nursery is located in our basement and ushers are able to direct you to them. Yes! Children are Welcome!
Is everyone welcome at Holy Communion?
Yes! Everyone is welcome to join our community. Our church meets people wherever they are on their spiritual journey. We are an inclusive church that resists classifying or categorizing the people of God.
Are your service times always the same? How long are they?
On Sundays we worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., and on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Typically you can expect the following from our worhip services:
The Sunday 8:00 service is in our beautiful Chapel, no music is sung, Holy Communion Rite II is celebrated and lasts about 30 minutes.
The Sunday 10:00 service celebrates Rite I Holy Communion every 2nd and 4th Sunday with traditional Anglican hymns, organ music and choir. We celebrate Rite II Holy Communion every 1st and 3rd Sunday with an eclectic mix of hymns and contemporary music from a variety of worship styles. The service last about an hour.
On Wednesdays, the 5:30 service is Holy Communion with special prayers offered for healing.
Can I get married, baptized, or talk about my spiritual concerns with a
priest at your church?
Yes, we are available to serve your spiritual and sacramental needs. Please call the church office Monday through Thursday, 9 - 4:30 p.m. or Friday 9 - Noon. Phone (859) 873-3481.