Religious Service Schedule 

Sundays in the Sanctuary
8:00 a.m.~ A contemplative Rite 1 service with music.

10:15 a.m. ~ A beautiful and celebratory Rite II service with rich liturgy and full choir.

~ Child Care is available at 10:00 a.m. ~

 Thursdays in the Chapel
12:10 p.m. ~ a beautiful service with music and a brown-bag lunch gathering afterwards.
 Saturdays in the Chapel
5:00 p.m. ~ a contemplative Rite II evening service

 

 Featured Events at St. John’s!
 
 NEW!!!! Read up on what’s happening in St. John’s November Newsletter 2014
 
 
2014 xmas flier2014 Christmas Show –  Now is the time to promote the St. John’s 2014 Christmas Show EVERYWHERE!!! Fliers are available for download through your “In This Week at St. John’s “ email. Post fliers at your favorite local stores or gathering spots! But you don’t have to stop there! You can also find the flier on St. John’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/StJohnsStamford to share with your friends and family near and far. If you would like to help in any of a number of ways with this year’s show please contact show producer Shideh Khorasheh at 203-554-4291 or by email at shidehkhorasheh@yahoo.com. Free tickets are available in the dining room during coffee hour.
 
17th Annual World AIDS Day Interfaith Service 2014
A Service of Remembrance, Awareness, Hope, and Healing will take place Monday, December 1 at 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church, 42 Cross Rd., Stamford. Project NAMES Quilt Panels made by Stamford residents will be on display during the service, which is open to all faiths and will include testimonies, scripture readings and candle lighting. There will be special music by the Madrigals of Stamford High School, New World Chorus, Rose of Sharon Anointed Worship, cantor, Locust Contemporary Dance Works, Prayers of Healing and laying on of hands by clergy from at least 15 local congregations. We invite into our presence the memory of those who cannot be with us, we invite into our presence the awareness that HIV and AIDS continues to have a devastating impact globally, nationally and right here in Stamford. We invite into our presence the hope that has sustained us on this journey. Refreshments will also be served. For more information please call The First United Methodist Church at 203-324-1323.
Click Here to join the 2014 World AIDS Day Interfaith Service.
 
Thanksgiving Boxes
An important part of our local outreach is our work with Family Centers of Stamford to provide Thanksgiving food boxes to members of the community. As in prior years, we have committed that St. John’s will offer food for 45 families. In the past few years, we have been fortunate enough to be able to provide more than we committed—sometimes as many as 55 boxes. You have the opportunity to participate in this important mission, either by bringing individual food products to church on Sunday November 23, or, if able, to provide an entire box for a family. There is a sign up sheet in the dining room where you will be able to sign up for a family. The bulletin contains a list of recommended products to include in the boxes or if you are bringing individual food please bring an item or two from the list so we can assemble some boxes. If you donate a full box, we ask that you also provide a check in the amount of $15 payable to St. John’s . We will buy gift cards to include with the box so that the family can buy a turkey or another main course. The children will participate by decorating some boxes during coffee hour on November 16 and November 23. If you sign up for a full box, it would be helpful if you could bring your gift in a decorated box, but any and all donations are welcome! On Sunday the 23rd, we have a fun and busy coffee hour filling boxes with the loose food. Helpers are needed to assist before church and at the coffee hour and to drive the boxes to Family Center on Monday, November 24 in the morning. Please contact Ann Barnett if you would be able to help on Sunday or Monday.
 
Parents please remember that Godly Play BEGINS AT 10 AM
Teachers start the story when they hear the music that signals the beginning of the 10:15 am service. Please get your children to their classes before worship starts so they will not miss a minute of the lesson. It is disruptive to the rest of the class when so many children arrive late. Thank you for helping our classes run more smoothly by bringing your children on time so you can get to worship on time as well. 
 
 

 

St. John’s Mission StatementTo Live the Love of God with hearts open to all, strengthened by joyful worship, inspired by the Holy Spirit and dedicated to serving Christ in the world.

St. John’s Vision StatementSt. John’s is a dynamic, multi-generational and multi-ethnic church growing by creatively seeking out and embracing youth and young adults as well as those seeking a welcoming, inclusive place of worship; guided by strong leadership; focused on effective communications, and committed to enhancing our existing ministries.

Parish life -At St. John’s, we endeavor to nourish individual spiritual growth through worship, the sacraments, education, healing services, fellowship, and group Bible study.

Women’s and men’s Saturday morning breakfasts bring parishioners together on a regular basis and are led by laypersons; quiet days and retreats offer opportunities for reflection; while flower delivery to shut-ins, the altar guild and numerous committees provide avenues for involvement.

St. John’s is a tolerant parish. The “St. John’s way” is to allow for virtually every shade of opinion within our parish. It is expected that parishioners will express any concerns to the clergy or to Wardens or members of the vestry so that matters may be handled with Christian care and compassion. If common ground cannot be found, we simply agree to disagree and move on.

St. John’s is in the Connecticut Diocese, Province One, of the Episcopal Church, USA and follows the rubrics concerning church policies. We support the diocese financially according to the standards set by the diocesan convention and maintain cordial relations with the diocese.