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. ~
The events were kicked off with singing and praying. No one should think that our mission is to bring Jesus here: Indeed, he is truly here!
Our group was introduced and the rest of the day was spent with the two groups eagerly approaching each other. Everyone is having fun despite the language barrier, which really hasn’t become an issue. On the contrary, the young people are mingling, laughing, and praising the Lord.
Our activity during the day ensures a good sleep at night. Everyone is comfortably resting on their mattresses under their mosquito nets. While there is no running water, we have all managed nicely. While it had been borderline roughing it, one of our past projects has provided for fully functioning, and flushing toilets.
The temperature is hot, but with the trade winds, that blow over the island, along with on occasional cloud burst; all while the sun keeps shining.
We will spend two more nights here, and then make our way back to Port au Prince, where we plan a visit to the Trinity Cathedral and the National Museum. A final night at the Plaza Hotel will allow everyone to take in the tropical climate in style, allowing the Plaza to live up to its name of our Oasis!
The 231st Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut will be held on Friday, November 13 starting at 3 p.m. and Saturday, November 14, 2015 starting at 8 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza, 100 Berlin Road, Cromwell, CT.
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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.