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REV. CHRISTOPHER WITH A VIDEO MESSAGE AND SERVICE LINKS FOR HOLY WEEK

May the Christ who took precarious steps toward Jerusalem, be the strength we need to take the daily steps towards healing and reconciling a broken world. Beloved of God, how rewarding it was to see so many of you this morning for our Palm Sunday online service. The service was remarkably smooth – especially for […]

8 P.M. COMPLINE SERVICE FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 31, 2020 IS ON ZOOM

Dear People of God, We are having issues with St. John’s Facebook account. As of right now, we cannot access it and do a live service from there tonight. Please know we are doing all we can to fix the problem, but we have chosen Zoom as an option for tonight and until the Facebook […]

NEW WORSHIP SCHEDULE BEGINS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 AT 9 A.M.

Hello, St. John’s Community: Thank you to all who have been joining us for recorded services of Morning or Evening Prayer. We’re moving to a new type of community worship during this time because of the lack of personal contact these prayer services afford us and you. Seeing the beautiful pictures and prayers via a […]

REV. KAREN MAURER WITH MORNING PRAYER FOR TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020

Good morning! Today we’re reading Morning Prayer from The Book of Common Prayer with Rev. Karen Maurer, St. John’s Associate Vicar. Soak in the Word, breathe in and out the prayers, and may God’s peace surround you and buoy you. Monday through Saturday our clergy — Vicar Christopher Potter and Rev. Karen — post Morning […]

FR. CHRISTOPHER POTTER WITH MORNING PRAYER FOR MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2020

Good Monday morning to you! Monday through Saturday St. John’s clergy offer either the service of Morning Prayer which posts at 6 a.m., or Evening Prayer which posts at 5 p.m. This is a great way to continue your spiritual practice during this time of closures and social or holy distancing. So, though we may […]

FR. CHRISTOPHER POTTER WITH MORNING PRAYER FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2020

A good Saturday morning to you! Fr. Christopher here with Morning Prayer and a bit about Thomas Cranmer (2 July 1489 – 21 March 1556), a leader of the English Reformation, the first Protestant Archbishop of Canterbury, and an adviser to Kings Henry VIII and Edward VI. Settle in with a cup of tea or […]

EVENING PRAYER WITH FR. CHRISTOPHER FOR THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2020

Good evening, St. John’s community — and those joining from other places around the world! Fr. Christopher Potter, St. John’s Vicar, invites you to share in the service of Evening Prayer. Following the end of the prayer you’ll find some announcements — please take a moment to read them. Also, would you kindly share this […]

BISHOP JOHN HARVEY TAYLOR’S BEAUTIFUL COLLECT FOR COVID-19

The Bishop’s Collect for COVID-19 God of all creation, whose people prepared a tabernacle for you and carried it with them through the wilderness so they would never be alone: If we must venture into a landscape transformed by crisis, may we be living vessels of your mercy, grace, and love. Remind us to carry […]

VBS 2020 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Registration is now open for St. John’s Rocky Railway VBS 2020! • Monday, June 22 — Friday, June 26, 9 a.m. to Noon • Children ages 4 (as of June 1, 2020) through present 4th graders • $55/per participant and includes a VBS t-shirt, games, gizmos, snacks, and fun • A CD of all the VBS ROCKY […]

WEEKEND SERVICES TODAY AND SUNDAY ARE CANCELED; MORE FROM FR. CHRISTOPHER BELOW

Peace of Christ be with us all. As you may have seen my email of Friday morning, I alerted you that information regarding best practices during the COVID-19 epidemic were changing sometimes hour-by-hour. That is exactly what has happened today and why I reach out to you again. News from local agencies, health-care professionals, and […]

COVID-19 UPDATE: NEW ROUTINES FOR LONG-TIME TRADITIONS

Here is the latest update from Fr. Christopher and St. John’s leadership about our community’s response to COVID-19. You’ll find detailed information about steps we’re taking to help keep people as safe as possible as we continue ministering to one another. St. John’s people have deep faith; we will come through this stronger than ever. […]

WEEKLY REMINDERS: MONDAY, MARCH 9 — SUNDAY, MARCH 15, 2020

It’s time for weekly reminders! Monday, March 9: • Parish Council, Learning Commons, 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 10: • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:30 p.m. • Education for Ministry, Art Studio, 7 p.m. • School Committee, Learning Commons, 6 p.m. • St. John’s Bible Fellowship, Vicar’s Office, 7 p.m. • Festival Singers Rehearsal, […]

WEEKLY REMINDERS: MONDAY, MARCH 2 — SUNDAY, MARCH 8, 2020

Here are your weekly reminders. May your week be blessed! Monday, March 2: • Caring About Precious Seniors, Park Terrace, 6:30 p.m. • Education for Ministry, Learning Commons, 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3: • St. John’s Bible Fellowship, Learning Commons, 7 p.m. • Festival Singers Rehearsal, Instrumental Music Room, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 4: • […]

PLEASE JOIN US FOR ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES FEBRUARY 26, NOON AND 7 P.M.

Services of Holy Eucharist and imposition of ashes will be at Noon and 7 p.m. Wednesday, February 26 in the church. If you’re new to the church you may be asking, “What is Ash Wednesday?” “The first of the forty days of Lent, named for the custom of placing blessed ashes on the foreheads of […]

SHROVE TUESDAY PANCAKE SUPPER: FEBRUARY 25 AT ST. JOHN’S!

IT’S THE LAST DAY BEFORE WE BEGIN OUR LENTEN JOURNEY! Join us February 25 at the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper featuring pancakes, bacon, sausage, King’s cakes, and other treats. We meet in the Cardinal Gym from 6 to 7:30 p.m. • Games and crafts for the kids! • Lots of convo opportunities for the adults! […]