Worship

We’re glad you’re here!

Welcome to our church online. We are a community of seven-day-a-week Christians that is transformed by the love of Jesus Christ, a love we seek to share with everyone. We experience God in the mystery and joy of worship, and that experience moves us to serve and give in many different ways.  We are glad you’ve come to get to know us on our website, and we are eager to get to know you when you join us in worship.

 We are an Episcopal Church who gather each Sunday to break bread and serve God together. 

 

Our services are based upon a style of worship that Christians have been using since the earliest years of our faith.  While we use modern language, many parts of our service are based upon ancient practices and prayers. Each services incluses readings from the Bible, a sermon and Holy Communion.

We are a liturgical church. Liturgy comes from a Greek word meaning "work of the people." We are all participants in worship. We sing together. We pray together. We recieve communion together.

When you worship with us at St. John’s, you can expect to find:

MYSTERY The Eucharist, our great thanksgiving for everything God has done for us, is a beautiful mystery, where we receive Jesus Christ in bread and wine, through faith. The Holy Spirit moves among us when we worship together, and the mystery of that experience transforms us.

JOY There’s a deep gladness in our community for what God has done for us, and we express that in our worship. We love getting together for worship, and that joy in community is both obvious and contagious.

SILENCE We leave room for silence in our liturgy, because in the silences, we are better able to listen.

SINGING We love to sing.  It has been said that when we sing in church we pray twice, once with words and once with melody.  Most of our singing is participative or corporate, though some is offered as anthems by our choir or solists for all of us to enjoy.

LOVE Above all, we believe in God’s love for everyone. Period. And we aim to share that love with everyone. Period.

 

Families and children always are welcome!

We are particularly focused on welcoming families to St. John’s, helping children, youth, and parents experience God’s love. Our combination of worship, Godly Play, mystery, and tradition is a great mix for families of all kinds. Children of all ages are welcome and encouraged to participate in the Sunday Service. St. John's loves to have our children in worship with us and understands that kids will be kids as they wonder and learn what it means to be in church. At the front of the church, near the piano, there is a children's area with quiet activities, all are welcome here.

 

SUNDAYS

We don’t mind what you wear, how you sing and pray, whether you’ve not been to church in decades, what you do for a living or who you are married to.  Our worship gathers all of God’s people at the welcome table of Christ.

  • 8:00 a.m. – This is a spoken service of Holy Eucharist (Holy Communion) with Sermon. We use traditional language and enjoy singing a couple of songs.    
  • 9:00 a.m. – Our well-staffed nursery opens between the services and remains open through coffee hour. Christian Formation programs are offered during this time.
  • 10:00 a.m. – This service of Holy Eucharist with sermon uses more contemporary language in the liturgy and our choir leads the music. Children's classes are offered during this service with childrens leaving the service at the Hymn of Praise and returning during the Peace.

WEDNESDAYS

  • 10:00 a.m –  Held in the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. A spoken service in modern language. All are invited to join us for coffee and Bible study afterward.

 

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