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 This Week at St. John’s!
LADIES – COME ONE, COME ALL - Our first Women’s Breakfast of the season on Saturday May 3, 2014 beginning 9:00 a.m. in the dining room. Bring a friend and a favorite breakfast dish to share. Help me to plan by either signing up on the sheet located near the library or call me (Sandie) at 203-348-2619 x10. We are very excited to have as our guest speaker Sheelagh Schlegel. Sheelagh will share her journey about her personal life and her life here at St. John’s as a member of the Vestry, Outreach, Christian Education and so much more. This is going to be a very exciting morning.What a way to welcome Spring!
Help St. John’s Feed The Hungry—Recently, St. John’s has had numerous people come to the church looking for assistance in obtaining food. In an effort to serve our community, St John’s Outreach Committee would like to help provide immediate hunger relief by distributing bags of food that are high in protein and readily accessible to eat. Flyers with listings of local food pantries and soup kitchens will also be provided. We are asking for your help with this ongoing ministry, by purchasing items from the list below, and placing the food in the baskets at the back of the church as you come in. In lieu of canned items, purchasing a small food gift card while checking out at your local supermarket will be greatly appreciated. Pop top cans are needed—Chunky soups, beef stew, chili, canned chicken or tuna, peanut butter, crackers, pork & beans, canned black beans, canned pasta, juice or water bottles , protein bars or cereal bars and/or supermarket gift cards.
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.
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.