Worship is at the heart of our life together at St. John’s. In worship we respond with joy to the experience of God in Christ as the ground of our being. Our time together provides an opportunity to praise and connect with the Divine, heal our sorrows, rejoice in our blessings, be in community with our neighbors, and encourage our service to the world. We offer a variety of liturgies to reflect the needs we find in community.
Sunday Morning 8:00 am Service
Our Sunday mornings begin with a traditional Rite One service of Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m. Elizabethan language frames our quiet prayer while the sermon, congregational hymn, and organ voluntaries support and strengthen us for the week to come.
Sunday Morning Main Service
The Main Parish Eucharist is a Rite Two service held at 10:00 a.m. (9:30 am in the summer). During the School Year, we are led in worship by our outstanding choir. All of the resources of our Prayer Book traditions and the many hymnals of our church enhance our worship experience. Child care is available at this service.
We worship ‘Family Style’ at our 10:00 a.m. service approximately one Sunday per month. These services utilize music, preaching, and prayers which are appropriate for all ages. During the family service, you can expect a sermon from the aisle and musical offerings from members of our congregation.
Thursday Morning 9:00 am Eucharist
On Thursday mornings we gather for Holy Communion at 9:00 am in our Meditation Chapel. This intimate service often focuses on the lives of the saints. Several parishioners bring their canine companions to join us in fellowship and prayer.
Weekday Evening Prayer
The Meditation Chapel, which is open for private prayer whenever the buildings are unlocked, is also the place for Daily Evening Prayer at 5:30 pm Tuesday through Friday (only Tuesday and Friday in the summer). This simple vespers service concludes the work day with Scripture (especially the Psalms) as well as prayers for ourselves, our community, and the world.