Religious Service Schedule
Sundays in the Sanctuary
L’Eglise De L’Epiphanie
I want to invite you to a kick-off event for Church Without Walls on Sunday, September 13, 2:30 p.m. at Inspirica. The Church Without Walls is intended to offer opportunities for hands-on community service, worship and fellowship on a monthly basis outside the traditional church building. This opportunity is specially focused on including younger adults in their 20’s and 30’s as well as anyone else who would like to participate. This invitation is going out to our 20’s and 30’s group. Click here to continue reading
A Letter to The Episcopal Church From the Presiding Bishop, President of the House of Deputies
[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and President of the House of Deputies the Rev. Gay Clark Jennings have issued a letter calling on Episcopal congregations to participate in “Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday” on September 6.
The letter follows:
September 1, 2015
On June 17, nine members of Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, were murdered by a white racist during their weekly bible study. Just a few days later at General Convention in Salt Lake City, we committed ourselves to stand in solidarity with the AME Church as they respond with acts of forgiveness, reconciliation, and justice (Resolution A302). Click here to continue reading…
Please remember that + “Each Day is God’s Gift to You, Watch it Blossom and Grow into a Thing of Beauty” FYI each flower in the video is filmed over two days to get this effect.
The 231st Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church in Connecticut will be held on Friday, November 13, 2015 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.
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.