Worship

Service of Lament, Reconciliation, and Commitment St. John’s will host a Service of Lament, Reconciliation, and Commitment on Saturday, August 17, at 5:00 p.m. This service will observe the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans at Jamestown and the lasting impact that slavery, Jim Crow, segregation, and white supremacy have had on our nation.

This service is sponsored by the Central Richmond Region of the Diocese of Virginia, of which St. John’s is a member.  Bishop Susan Goff will be presiding.  If you are interested in serving in worship or assisting with the reception that follows, please contact David Curtis.

Worship Schedule Program Year Worship: 8:15 & 10:30 a.m. (Second Sunday after Labor Day through Sunday before Memorial Day) Summer Worship: 10:00 a.m. (Memorial Day weekend, May 26, through Third Sunday in September) Second Saturday Contemplative Services St. John’s offers Saturday evening services the second Saturday of each month. Each service includes Holy Eucharist, contemplative music, a quiet, candlelit atmosphere, and the rite of healing.  We hope that you find this to be a relaxing supplement to your Sunday morning worship. Please consider inviting friends who prefer a more contemplative form of worship in the early evening.  Next Service–August 10, 5:30 p.m. Centering Prayer on Wednesdays In response to the positive feedback from those who attended our Advent series, we will continue to offer Centering Prayer in the choir room in the Parish House on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.  Please consider this gentle practice as a way to create space to receive the light of Christ during the season of Epiphany. Prayers at the Colonial Altar: Approach the Colonial altar after receiving communion for personal intentions with a prayer minister.  Available at every church service. The St. John’s Prayer Group meets weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. in the Keeper’s Cottage.  To be a part of this group, simply drop by. St. John’s Worship Ministry The Worship Ministry’s goal is to provide an enriched, spiritually nourishing worship experience, bringing people closer to God. Parishioners have many opportunities to support the Worship Ministry such as serving on the Altar Guild; participation in services as a Lay Reader or Lay Eucharistic Minister; Ushers; Greeters.

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