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Religious Service Schedule
Sundays in the Sanctuary
L’Eglise De L’Epiphanie
Got Peace? – Taize – Lenten Series – Mondays in Lent at 7:00 p.m. in the Ladies’ Chapel
A candlelight service that blends ancient Christian prayer with simple chant to quiet the mind and open the heart as we walk with Christ through this penitential season of Lent.
All are welcome!
St. John’s Lenten Study: The whole parish will be studying Jesus “I am” statements from the Gospel of John in the Lenten study guide, The God We Can Know, Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus by Rob Fuquay. There are four different class opportunities offered in different ways for you to participate.
1) Join the Tuesday afternoon Bible Study at 2:00 pm.
2) Join a Wednesday evening group (details in the newsletter).
3) Join the Sunday morning class at 9:15 am each Sunday morning at a back table in the dining room between the worship services.
4) Read the book on your own and join others in a weekly conference call (641-715-3277, access code – 529134) for prayer and discussion Sunday evenings at 7:00 pm. Each class is even weeks in length, concluding the week after Easter. Sing-up for the class of your choice. Participant books are available for $10 each in the Dining Room.
St. John’s Mission Statement – To 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 Statement – St. 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.