Worship is the heartbeat of St. John's. We welcome all people to take their place at God's table to renew Christ's Body for our mission in the world. In worship, our hospitality is shaped to imitate his, our faith is trained to seek and serve God in all creation, and our hearts are freed to help build human harmony.
We value preaching. We're committed to advancing the roles of children in worship. We practice silence together in the Eucharist. We hope you too will enjoy the beauty of this house of prayer and help make it resonate with praise.
EUCHARIST, RITE I
This service is based on the traditional language of the Common Book of prayer with minimal music.
lift every voice
Everyone warmly welcomed! The music and prayers we learn in this festive gathering will be part of upcoming services, and when they come up in church, you will not need a hymnal or bulletin! You will know them by heart.
Godly Play: Ages 5–12
(Check the calendar to see which Sundays are Godly Play gatherings and which are all full-community worship services in the church.)
A spiritual formation program based on Montessori method that shares our tradition's sacred stories and provides the time and means for reflection that is kinesthetic, prayerful, and playful. Children join the rest of the congregation before communion.
EUCHARIST, RITE II
This service uses contemporary language supported by organ and choral music. Childcare available.
Tuesdays, 9:30 AM
Fourth Thursdays at 5:30 PM:
Third Thursdays at 5:30 PM:
(No Vesper Service in February)
CENTERING PRAYER—FINDING A STILL POINT IN THE TURNING WORLD
In Romans, St. Paul writes: “The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” Perhaps we don’t all know how to pray as we ought, but we do know how to sigh, to yearn for a deeper relationship with the Divine. Centering Prayer is one way to bring our sighing hearts to God. Perhaps you are curious about how. Perhaps you want to reinforce that practice by participating with a group. Mary Pierson and the Rev. Libby Wade invite you to join them on Thursday, September 21, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the church for an introductory Centering Prayer Session. If having child care would make it possible for you to participate, please let Mary or Libby know. This new group will continue at the same time one Thursday a month on October 12, November 16, and December 21. Come join us for an hour of quiet and reflection, as we support each other in prayer.