Religious Service Schedule
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. ~
St. John’s Monthly Open Mic Night Starts in April!
The Dessoff Choir is celebrating its 90th season this year. In its early years, the choir was known for its rediscovery of masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque, including these works.
For the past five years, they have been conducted by Chris Shepard, who is also Director of Music at St John’s.
FROM BULB TO BLOSSOM LENT GATHERINGS
Wednesday evenings in Lent, 6 – 8 pm, through March 25, our church family is gathering for a family style meal, Bible Study, fun activities, and closing prayers. So far we have SENT out bulbs to begin their journey in the soil and we are waiting with our bulbs, recognizing this as SACRED time to rest and trust God’s loving progress. Next week we will explore the theme of STRUGGLING. Everyone is invited to join us as we all grow with our bulbs through these weeks of Lent. Please email or call Mother Kathleen or Jennifer Roland to let us know you would like to join us so we can set a place at the dinner table for you or if you have any questions.
Who will win the Golden Halo? Your vote counts! Each weekday of Lent, go to www.LentMadness.org, learn which saints are facing each other that day and cast your vote! Learn about new saints from different traditions—including Hildegard and Margaret of Antioch! Saintly Scorecard booklets are available to find out more about the saints. If you cannot access the internet each day to vote, see Jennifer Roland for a paper scorecard to enter your selections! Lent Madness continues through Good Friday!
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.