Worship at St. John's Episcopal Church

EASTER SERMON SERIES
“Witnesses of the Resurrection”
Sundays in the Easter Season

Our Priest-in-charge will be preaching a seven-part Easter sermon series on the different biblical accounts of the Resurrection appearances, that are usually scattered over the three year lectionary cycle:

The Sunday of Easter, April 4th
"The Women at the Tomb: Looking On From A Distance"

The Second Sunday of Easter, April 11th
"The Doubting Thomas: Revealing Our Scars"

The Third Sunday of Easter, April 18th 
"Two on the Road to Emmaus: Sad and Alone"

The Fourth Sunday of Easter, April 25th
"The Beloved Disciple: Who Alone Understood"

The Fifth Sunday of Easter, May 2nd
"Mary, The Mother of Jesus, and James: Nonbelievers"

The Sixth Sunday of Easter, May 9th
"Peter And The Five Hundred: Intimate Forgiveness"

The Sunday after the Ascension, May 16th
"Paul, One Untimely Born"

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SERVICES

The health and safety of our congregation and community is the highest concern of St. John’s.

IN-PERSON WORSHIP REMAINS DELAYED!

When we return safety protocols will be in place in accordance with the CT Department of Health recommendations, including required masks, social distancing, temperature checks at the door, air filters in place, no Communion or congregational singing, with only an unmasked soloist separated from the congregation at the 10:00 a.m. The Books of Common Prayer and Hymnals were removed from the pews and a ‘complete’ disposable bulletin is provided for those who might attend. We will continue the Eucharist, but without Communion, so as to remain in solidarity with those who are still quarantined at home. There will be no Coffee hour because of continued concerns of physical spacing and unmasking. The Offering will be collected at the entrance as parishioners drop envelopes, offerings, and donations into a straw basket, without touching anything else. There will be no physical contact with others, outside one’s own household, before, during, or after the Service.

The 8:00 a.m. Service will remain cancelled because of continued concerns of physical spacing. Groups at risk & those individuals who are anxious are encouraged to stay home, stay safe. The 10:00 a.m. Service will continue to be live-streamed. The church will be closed during the week to prevent contamination, and will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected each week.

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Sundays - 8am and 10am

Low Mass is celebrated at 8 a.m. every Sunday in the Lady Chapel.  Although the service is celebrated according to Rite I, the feeling of the worship is relaxed and intimate.

Choral Eucharist is celebrated according to Rite I at 10 a.m. every Sunday in the main sanctuary. The services seeks to elevate the experience of worship, to offer a glimpse of the transcendent, through a liturgy, traditional in form but vibrant in spirit, beautiful music and preaching grounded in scripture inspired by scholarship and in touch with the reality of contemporary life.

During Advent and Lent, Morning and Evening Prayer are offered on weekdays in the Lady Chapel.  For a complete schedule, please call the Church Office, 860-868-2527.

WEEKDAY EUCHARISTS

During Advent and Lent, Evening Prayer is celebrated at 5:30 p.m. in the Lady Chapel on Fridays, followed by a simple supper in the Parish Hall Library/Music Room.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

We Episcopalians believe in a loving, liberating, and life-giving God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As constituent members of the Anglican Communion in the United States, we are descendants of and partners with the Church of England and the Scottish Episcopal Church, and are part of the third largest group of Christians in the world.

We believe in following the teachings of Jesus Christ, whose life, death, and resurrection saved the world.

We have a legacy of inclusion, aspiring to tell and exemplify God’s love for every human being; women and men serve as bishops, priests, and deacons in our church. Laypeople and clergy cooperate as leaders at all levels of our church. Leadership is a gift from God, and can be expressed by all people in our church, regardless of sexual identity or orientation.

We believe that God loves you – no exceptions.