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 at St. John’s!
 NEW!!!! Read up on what’s happening in St. John’s Fall Newsletter 2014.
 
Teachings on Love and Peace 9-28-14Save The Date! – Interfaith Panel at St. John’s on September 28         “Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Teaching on Love and Peace,” featuring three guest speakers starting at 11:45 a.m. in the Eagle’s Loft. This event is being sponsored by the Tuesday Scripture Study Group. Click here for more information.
 
 
 
Falling Upward
 
 Book Study with Mother Kathleen:
Next session on Sept. 15!
 “Falling Upward: Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life,” by Benedictine monk, Richard Rohr, explores the spiritual life, teaching that it is through “Falling” that we are able to open our souls to God and develop deeper spirituality. The true spiritual journey begins when our core beliefs about life, relationships, work, even our spiritual life, are somehow challenged. For many people, this happens with retirement, when the children grow up, with health challenges, trauma, illness or death of a loved one. We will explore this “second half of life” of spiritual growth on Sept. 22 and 29th beginning at 7 pm. Those planning to attend are encouraged to purchase the book in advance at http://amzn.to/1or5cpx. There is also a DVD available at the church to listen to prior to the course discussion.
 

 

 

St. John’s Mission StatementTo 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 StatementSt. 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.