Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, and whatever you carry with you, you are welcome here.
Eastertide / The Great Fifty Days of Easter
The feast of Easter is a season of fifty days, from Easter Eve through the Day of Pentecost. From early times the Greek word pentecost (fiftieth day) was used also for the whole Paschal season. During this season there is no fasting. The Council of Nicaea (325) directed that Christians are to pray standing. The word “alleluia” (praise the Lord) is said or sung repeatedly, which contrasts sharply with the season of Lent when the alleluia is omitted. The color of liturgical vestments and hangings is white or gold. The BCP notes that it is customary for the Paschal candle to burn at all services of the Easter season. The “Alleluia, alleluia” may be added to the dismissals and their responses during the Great Fifty Days. The traditional Christian Easter greeting (see Lk 24:34) serves as the opening acclamation at the eucharist during the Easter season.
St. John’s is a joy-filled, spiritually based parish at which everyone is welcome. We are located on the corner of East Main Street and Teft Avenue in Clifton Springs. Worship on Sunday is a combination of readings from Scripture, prayers for the community and the world, traditional and contemporary hymns, relevant sermons, and Holy Communion.
St. John's is a welcoming and spiritual church community, devoted to serving God and our neighbors.
What we do
We get together to celebrate, to question, to laugh, to cry, to question, to share, to discuss, to pray, to wonder, to sit in silence, to worship God. None of us have all the answers, so we simply accompany one another on our journeys.
Sunday Worship with Holy Communion is held at 10:00 a.m.
Worship is both in person and streamed live to our Facebook page.
Currently, we are not mandating the wearing of masks, but they are highly encouraged.