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.
 
CLICK HERE to read St. John’s EASTER NEWSLETTER!
 
Come Help the Boy Scouts this Saturday @ 9 am!
On Saturday, May 30 one of the Boy Scouts from St John’s will be doing his Eagle Scout service project and replacing the outside signs. Any Church members interested can help from 9 am to 3 pm.
 
A Letter from Bishop Douglas and Bishop Ahern

May 22, 2015

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ:

As you probably know, the Rev. Canon Audrey Scanlan, D.Min., our Canon for Collaboration and Congregational Life for the Episcopal Church in Connecticut, was elected the 11th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Central Pennsylvania on March 14, 2015. She will be ordained bishop on September 12 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.Audrey began Click Here to read more…

 If there are no ticket sales by Wednesday, May 27,
the event will be CANCELLED!
Please make your reservations NOW before it’s
too late!
Haiti Dance Flyer Revised may 13
 
 
Julia Fritz Invitation
 Julia Fritz Invitation 2
 
 
Completing Joy
Friday, May 8, 201
Sunsetting

 

BishopBishop Audrey Scanlon

 
For the past 16 months on Friday mornings (save for a few Fridays of vacation & retreat) I have spent an hour or so in the old leather armchair in the corner of our living room… writing this blog. It began as an effort to share the work that I was doing as Canon for Mission Collaboration and Congregational Life in the Episcopal Church in Connecticut and, honestly, to do something that I love to do: write.

At first, my effort was to find… Click Here to read more.

 
Discernment Days!  Thinking about a new vocation or career? Join the Episcopal Church in CT on Saturday May 16 9:00-3:30 pm at The Commons
Are you feeling a pull to do something new and different? Are you discerning a new vocation? Are you wondering about how you might be called to help others live more faithfully? Would you like to deepen your participation in God’s Mission? Come join us for a day of reflection and learning about call and discernment! We will gather for worship, fellowship, learning and conversation around what it means to be a follower of Jesus, to be called by God to serve God’s mission in the world. We will hear from Hebrew Bible Scholar Carolyn Sharp on the lessons offered to us through the Hebrew Bible stories of Call. We will hear from Bishop Laura Ahrens on how we as Episcopalians in CT are called to be apostles and disciples. In the afternoon we will have a panel discussion with a variety of lay and ordained ministers who live out their calls as chaplains, business people, parish clergy, and mental health professionals. We hope you will join us for this day of discernment! The Commons is located at 290 Pratt Street, 3rd Floor Meriden, CT. Advance registration required online.  For more information email The Rev. Canon Molly James. .
 
Call to Convention!
 
 Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ,
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.
 CLICK HERE for more details and information.
 
 SAVE THE DATE!!!
Electronic copies of the Annual Report as presented at the Annual Meeting on 1/25/15:
 
 
 

 

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.