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Matthew 22:36 - 40
“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment.  And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Participation is vital to every community. Participation results in synergy, synergy being the magic that is created when you bring your particular essence (and all of the skills/talents/gifts associated with you) into direct contact with other particular essences (and all of the skills/talents/gifts associated with each and every one of those “others”.) Every Sunday when we are each invited to share in the Body of Christ at the communion rail, we are participating in the corporate worship that is vital to Christian communities.  It is the most direct experience we have of Jesus coming to us, of the love of Jesus coming into us. This is the quintessential expression of loving God with all of your heart, all of your soul, all of your mind.  But this is only half of the Christian equation according to Jesus. The other half of the equation is loving our neighbors as ourselves. This is the active component of the equation, where we take our heart-full-of-love and pour it out into the world in service.

How to Participate in Ministry

With just under 40 different active ministry groups at St. John’s, there are plenty of opportunities to “love your neighbor as yourself.”  For a complete list of ministry descriptions, click here.

Current Ministry openings include:

Sunday Coffee Hour Volunteers - A vital and rewarding ministry of hospitality and fellowship, this ministry involves providing refreshments and serving up hospitality on Sunday mornings after the 9:30 am service. Coffee hour responsibilities are divided up into Set Up, Make Coffee, Bring Goodies, and Clean Up, and volunteers may sign up for any or all of these options. This is a great way to support your church if you are short on time but really want to participate in a ministry. Just pick a Sunday you would like to help and e-mail Diane Wells: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pastoral Care Team - serving others in our parish by delivering the altar flowers from Sunday or delivering a meal. Email Mother Amy: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Eucharistic Visitors - take communion to members of our church family who are not able to come to church. Email Fr. Ted Howard:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome Shepherds — The Welcome Shepherds mission is to make everyone feel at home at St. John's, whether they are visitors, new members, or established members. We especially want to help new members find a sense of belonging in our parish community. We sit with new folks during church to help them navigate the liturgy; we accompany them to coffee hour to help them get connected with members; we help educate everyone about the many opportunities for learning and service available at St. John's. We also help staff the Newcomer's Table on Sunday mornings. Please join our ministry team in this wonderful effort intended to build and strengthen our parish community. Contact Ministry Leader Kathy Foz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.