Welcome to St. John’s Episcopal Church!
All in-person Church services and meetings at St. John’s are currently suspended until further notice.
Sunday Morning Prayer continues online. You may email us for a link and access to our virtual coffee hour, Sundays at 10AM. We stream our Morning Prayer Service on our Facebook page starting at 11:00 AM.
We are so pleased you have decided to attend worship services at St. John’s. If you are new, here are some tips on what you can expect.
Come as you are! Some people dress up, while others feel more at home in casual attire. What matters to us is who you are, not how you look. We are gathering of old-timers and newcomers alike, LGBT and straight, single and married, progressive and conservative, old and young, committed Christians and journeying seekers. Whoever you are, wherever you are on your journey, you are welcome in this place.
Arrive with an open mind and heart. A greeter will meet you inside the door. This person can answer any questions you may have. Don’t hesitate to ask. Episcopalians like questions!
An usher will hand you a service bulletin, which is a guide to the service. You can find your own seat or an usher can help you. Settle in to observe or to participate, whatever makes you comfortable. As a liturgical church, all those present for the service actively participate in the service. But individuals worship in whatever way best lets them connect with God. You will see some people sit quietly while others stand or kneel. During particular parts of the service, everyone will stand. For example, the congregation stands while singing a hymn. You should do what makes you comfortable. If you get confused, just let the worship of the congregation carry you.
After the readings, sermon, and prayers of the people, people will exchange the Peace by shaking hands and greeting each other with “Peace” or “Peace of the Lord”. Next will come the Eucharist or Holy Communion. Everyone is invited and welcome to come to the Table for communion or for a blessing.
After the service people meet downstairs in the Parish Hall for coffee and tea after the 8 a.m. service and for a coffee hour after the 10 a.m. service. This is a good time to meet some members of the congregation and get other questions answered.
Please keep in mind that, on Sundays, parking in the Bank of America parking lot next door and at the Chase Bank across the street is okay.
Let St. John’s Become Your Spiritual Home
We hope to see you again!