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. ~
Several fundraisers are currently being planned:
Bake Sale Sunday, April 19th—After enjoying coffee hour following the 10:15 service, please be sure to visit the bake sale in the dining room before you leave. Contact Sheelagh Schlegel at firstname.lastname@example.org for details or to donate items for the bake sale.
Pizza Party and Movie Night
Saturday, April 25th at 6:00 pm we will be holding a fundraising “pizza party” in the Dining Room. The cost for adults is $10 and for kids 12 and under $7. After dinner we will show two free movies. In the Eagle’s Loft we will feature “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” and in the Dining Room we will present “The Theory of Everything.” Our confirmands, families, Director of Children and Youth Ministry, Jennifer Roland and chaperones will serve as hosts and servers for this evening. Please RSVP to Phyllis Wilson if you can attend, how many children and/or adults, if you could offer some volunteer help and have any other questions at email@example.com or call 203-961-1891 by Tuesday, 4/21 .
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.