St. John’s has two worship services on Sunday morning offering different worship experiences. Both services are centered on the Holy Eucharist (Communion) and use Rite II Episcopal liturgy.
7:30am - Service in the Chapel of the Holy Family
The Chapel is located in the center of the St. John’s campus, between the larger stone sanctuary building and the education wing. The service bulletin will lead the visitor through the liturgy, referencing page numbers from the Book of Common Prayer (1976), found in book rack on the backs of the pews. Please note: there is no music at this service and, unlike traditional Episcopal liturgy, the homily (sermon) is at the end of the service.
All visitors are welcome to join us for communion. The chapel is also open Monday through Friday, 9a.m. to 4p.m. for prayer. Visitors are welcome to light a candle at the prayer stand. (A donation is requested for use of the candles.)
9:30am - Rite II Holy Eucharist
This Rite II liturgy honors the traditions of Anglican worship in an historic and traditional worship setting. The beautiful architecture and colorful stained glass windows of the church combine with the voices of the St. John’s choir and the enveloping chords of our pipe organ to add depth and texture to the liturgy.
On first Sundays of each month Sunday School is not in session and families are especially encouraged to bring children and youth to worship in the church. Homilies on family Sundays are specifically designed to appeal to children. Choristers, our children’s choir, performs on the first Sunday of each month.
There are several unique Sunday celebrations that occur throughout the year including the Blessing of the Animals (in October), the Christmas Pageant (in December), and Kirkin of the Tartan, a celebration of all things Scottish and of family in its broadest sense (sometime in the spring).
All visitors are welcome to join us for communion. All visitors are also welcome to any of the literature located on the table in the church lobby (narthex).