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 This Week at St. John’s!
Journey Into Grief Starts Tomorrow Night
Grief presents itself in many forms in our lives. Whether it is the loss of a loved one, losing a job, financial setbacks, illness or the reality of aging, grief can be an overpowering emotion that consumes our lives, leaving us unable to enjoy the things that previously brought us happiness.
Grief is natural, normal and necessary. However, the bright side is that through addressing our sadness, loss can provide us an opportunity to change and grow; a chance to fill the void with God’s love and allow us to heal.
Starting on Wednesday, March 12, St. John’s and the Stephen Ministry Team will be hosting a three part Lenten series entitled “Grief: A Journey of Faith.”
The series involves readings, sharing and discussions, along with the guidance of Mother Kathleen and Stephen ministers, who are trained to lead you with practical tips, care and compassion.
The group will meet on Wednesdays, March 12, 19 and 26, and April 2 at 7:00 p.m.
Dinner will be served and childcare is provided if needed.
To confirm your reservation for A Journey of Faith, please contact Mother Kathleen, at 203-348-2619 ext. 18.
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.
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.