What time is the service?

We have one service on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

 

What will the Sunday service look like?

The service has several different components, including some readings from the Bible, a sermon, prayers for people around us (locally and globally), and Holy Communion. For more information about our service, see our Worship page.

 

How do I know what to say and do?

There are printed service bulletins for you to pick up when you come into the church. The bulletins have most (but not all) of the service printed in them. If you have any questions or need guidance, there are always a few greeters in the church who are willing to help!

 

Where can I park?

Parking is available on Sunday mornings on Teft Avenue outside the church, and in the parking lot of FLACRA, which is located across the street from the church.

 

What should I wear?

Come in what's comfortable! Jeans are perfectly fine. If you want to be a bit dressier, that's fine too. Most worshipers wear a "business-casual" dress.

 

How long does the service last?

The Sunday service lasts about one hour. On the second Sunday of the month, we offer Healing Prayer, so the service lasts an extra ten minutes or so.

 

Do I have to be Episcopalian to come?

Not at all!  Everyone is welcome to come and participate in the service as much as you feel comfortable.  We celebrate Communion (or Eucharist) every week, in which everyone is welcome to take part. 

 

Is the church handicap-accessible?

Yes. A ramp leads to the exterior door closest to FLACRA, on Teft Avenue.  The sanctuary is on the first floor. We hold coffee hour every Sunday in the basement, which can be accessed by a chair lift.

 

What programs are available for children?

There is a brief children's message at the beginning on the worship service every week. During the school year, our children's Sunday School is held once a month, on the third Sunday of each month. The school is open for children from three years old up through children in 5th grade, and it take place during the first half of the Sunday worship service.

What if I've been hurt by the Christian church before?

There is no doubt that the Christian church (as a global body) has made mistakes, hurt innocent people, and excluded individuals from the accepting love of God. These are sins for which the church has to seek forgiveness and make amends. We hope that if you've been hurt by the church before, you'll reach out to St. John's, so that we can build a healthier, more loving, Christ-like community together.

How can I find out more if my question isn't listed here?

Feel free to contact us by filling out a Contact Form or by calling the church office at (315) 462-6611.

 

What can I expect when I come to St. John's?

St. John's Episcopal Church

32 East Main Street, Clifton Springs, NY 14432

P.O. Box 622

(315) 462-6611

stjohnscliftonsprings@gmail.com

Sunday Service at 10:00 AM