Worship Services

During this time of separation due to COVID-19, please click here to view and experience our virtual liturgies and prayer services.  Like all of you, we anxiously await the day when we can all worship together again in our beautiful sanctuary.

Congregational worship is central to the life of St. John’s. The congregation participates in the weekly renewal of our faith through the celebration of the Holy Eucharist. All are welcome to receive Communion. Visitors are always welcome, both at the service and at the coffee hour (lemonade in the summer) that follows the 10 a.m. service.

Worship is based on the Book of Common Prayer and the Episcopal Hymnal 1982.

Weekly Worship Services

The 8 a.m. celebration of the Holy Eucharist (Rite I) is a simple, quiet, and relatively short service that features traditional language in the prayers. (You can expect to hear and say “thee” and “thou” a bit!) There is no music at this service.

The 10 a.m. liturgy (Rite II) is the service most St. John’s parishioners attend. From September through May it features music sung by choir and congregation and accompanied by our organist. Babysitting for infants and toddlers is available during the 10 a.m. service all year round.

Family Liturgy

On the first Sunday of those months, the service is designed to be more child-friendly than our usual liturgies, and includes the junior choir, a children’s sermon (that adults, too, often find helpful), and children as lectors and oblation bearers.

Weekly Sunday Services

  • 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I
  • 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    • Choral service September through May
    • First Sunday of the month, September through May: children’s homily and junior choir

Special Holiday Services

  • Easter Sunday
    • 9 a.m. Festival Choral Eucharist, Rite II
    • 11 a.m. Festival Choral Eucharist, Rite II
  • Christmas Eve
    • 3 p.m. Holy Eucharist (especially appropriate for children), Rite II
    • 5 p.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II
    • 10 p.m. Choral Eucharist, Rite II
  • Christmas Day
    • 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II

Throughout the year, there are additional services, e.g., on Ash Wednesday. These are shown in the calendar and announced in the weekly newsletter.