Worship at St. John's Episcopal Church
The health and safety of our congregation and community is the highest concern of St. John’s.
WELCOME BACK TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP - Starting May 23, 2021
The health and safety of the most vulnerable in our congregation and community remain the highest concern to St. John’s. Remember that many in our communities are not vaccinated; like most of those under 16 years old, those who are immuno-compromised, and those who have chosen not to be vaccinated for other reasons. While many are now vaccinated, remember that even a small percentage of those vaccinated can contract the corona virus, and while their symptoms may be milder, they can also spread the virus to loved ones and friends back home. We have not yet reached herd immunity as a nation. So please remain vigilant in the safety protocols, mindful of the most vulnerable in our community, staying masked inside, social distancing outside, and getting vaccinated if possible. And be assured that we will continue to ‘live stream’ our worship to both our St. John’s YouTube Page and our St. John’s Facebook page.
The 10:00 a.m. Sunday Service will resume in-person starting May 23, 2021 and will continue to be live-streamed. The 8:00 a.m. Sunday Service will resume on May 30th.
The church will be closed during the week to prevent contamination, and will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected each week.
Click HERE for streamed Sunday morning worship at St. John’s.
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.
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.