This Thursday, November 2–All Souls’ Day Commemoration of the Dead

All Souls’ Day Commemoration of the Dead Remember departed loved ones at a Solemn Choral Eucharist  and Requiem on All Soul’s Day.    Contact Patty Duffy to include the names of loved ones who have departed this year in the All Saints’ prayers for the dead.  Send in the names of any loved ones who have died so they can be included in the prayers for the departed to be read on All…

Make Your Pledge to St. John’s Church

The Stewardship Committee invites you to consider  How has your heart been opened to God’s call? How has your heart been opened to yourself … to know the gifts God has given you? How has your heart been broken open and, in its brokenness, been filled with God’s grace? How has your heart been opened to others … and how have others opened their hearts to you? How can the…

First Fruits Sunday

First Fruits Sunday Be sure to bring your First Fruits contributions to church the first Sunday of each month.  so that we can feed God’s sheep through our donations to the Christ Ascension Food Pantry.   Next first fruits Sunday: November 5. canned meat canned vegetables dry cereal peanut butter A note from Christ Ascension: We are blessed to have St. John’s congregation send their food in-gathering to our Food Pantry at the beginning of each…

St. John’s Celebration November 5

St. John’s Celebration  Sunday, November 5 After church on November 5, join us in the Parish Hall for a lunch celebrating St. John’s and the culmination of our fall Stewardship program, “All Hearts are Open.” Enjoy home-made fall fare while spending time with friends, applauding ministries, and winning exciting door prizes.    Sunday, November 5 Parish Hall

Laundry Love

Your Spare Change and Time Is Laundry Love Help our neighbors cover laundry expenses by dropping spare change in the Laundry Love jars  around the church grounds.  Doing so allows the financially marginalized to direct their wages to other basic necessities.   We’d appreciate your help on Laundry Love Days.  No special skills are needed to pass out change, dispense soap, fold laundry, and offer a kind and patient, listening ear. October’s…

Community Spaghetti Supper

We Hope To Serve You Some Spaghetti Everyone’s invited to the Community Spaghetti Supper hosted by the Young Adults on Sunday, November 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. (note time change) in the Parish Hall. Bring your family and friends. Dinner is free and open to the public; donations are welcome and appreciated.   Young adults, please sign up to help with the Community Spaghetti Supper.     Email us here.   We…

Outreach Meeting November 7

Next Outreach Meeting The Outreach Team will meet in the Parish Hall Tuesday, November 7, at 7:00 p.m.  Please join them to discover ways that  you can serve the community.

Next Parish Work Day–November 4

Another Fall Work Day Our next fall work day will focus mainly on planting new  trees in the tree wells on the sidewalk in front of the church.  We also hope to trim dead limbs out of the boxwoods in the Parish House garden and to dispose of fallen leaves, etc.  We need you, picks, shovels, sharpshooter shovels, rakes, etc. Please let Jamie Isaacs know that you plan to attend.    Saturday,…

Community of Deacon’s Soap Collection: Due Now

Deadline this Sunday Community of Deacons’ Soap Collection  at the 223rd Annual Convention The Community of Deacons is collecting bars of soap for prison, jail, and homeless ministries. For many prisoners, a single bar of soap per week is used for washing, laundry, and other cleaning needs.    We recommend unscented, normal-sized bars of soap.    Please bring your donations to church by this Sunday, October 29.  The soap will…

Wednesday Evening Faith Formation: Conversations in Black and White

Wednesday Formation Series Continues  “Writing My Wrongs” – A Story of Transformation Wednesdays through November 8, 7:00 p.m. Parish Hall St. John’s “Conversations in Black and White” has returned with multi -week series that will focus on concepts of transformation, forgiveness, and repentance examined through the lens of scripture and the bestselling book,   Writing My Wrongs by Shaka Senghor. In this autobiographical account, Mr Senghor tells of his journey to prison and toward…

Sunday Worship Survey Discussion This Sunday

This past summer, our vestry reached out to you with a survey requesting feedback on aspects of Sunday worship as part of an ongoing initiative to hear from the congregation about elements of our shared life and to remain attuned to your needs and desires as a community.  Thank you for your input; participation exceeded our expectations. The vestry wants to share results with you in a discussion format, so…

This Sunday’s Forum: Art, Artifacts, and Archives

Do you want to learn more about the art and artifacts of St. John’s Church that have been carefully preserved by our congregation over the centuries?  John King and members of the archives committee will share the fascinating stories behind these precious objects and what they say about the enduring life, character, and ministry of our church community.  Nothing could be more fitting as we consider our own stories during…

Sundays at St. John’s Church

Sundays at St. John’s Church 8:30 a.m.  Holy Eucharist (no music) 9:45 a.m.  Adult Forum, Parish Hall 11:00 a.m.  Holy Eucharist & Children’s Chapel (in the Keeper’s Cottage) Nursery available in the Parish Hall throughout the morning.

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