Prayers for healing are offered once a month after communion and every Sunday during Lent. Prayers for the Community Food Cupboard are offered on the first
Sunday of every month. Prayers are also offered for our Party-in-a-Bag ministry to the local community food cupboards.
Special services over the past year included Blessing of the Rotary School Supplies, Blessing of the Animals, Christmas Lessons and Carols, as well as Ministry Recognition Prayers in June.
Involving children in the service is an important part of making them feel welcome as an important part of the congregation, not just Sunday School participants. The children participate in various ways. Once a month, our youth bring up donations to the local Food Cupboard to be blessed at the altar. The Sunday before Lent the children hide signs with the word “Alleluia” on them, to be found on Easter Day.
Worship at St. John's
10:00 AM Sundays
Worship lies at the heart of what it means to be an Episcopalian. Praying shapes our believing and Sunday worship is one of the ways in which we strive to engage in passionate spirituality. St. John’s embraces different forms of worship and is open to new ideas for our worship services.
We continue to use seasonal inclusive worship booklets for the different seasons of the church year (Advent, Epiphany, Lent, The Great Fifty Days after Easter and the Sundays after Pentecost known as Ordinary Time). The goal is to offer radical hospitality and provide an easy to follow guide to worship, especially to those who might not be familiar with the rhythm of the Episcopal Church.
Each season offers a blend of the Book of Common Prayer, as well as prayers from other resources.