There are various areas in which
your gifts would be most welcome.
Worship-related ministries include
preparing the altar, arranging the flowers, singing, reading lessons, ushering, and serving on the altar.
Your talents are welcome both in and outside of worship. We are currently working to expand our outreach, and we are open to creating new ministries that would make the best use of the gifts that you bring to St. John's.
Sunday school is held during the school year, with children processing to class after the opening hymn and rejoining the service at the passing of the peace. Children are always welcome in worship and once each month we celebrate an all-age service designed with the comfort of young and old in mind.
Our rector is the Reverend Eric Bond.
Our organist is Alan Patterson.
Our layleaders, known as the vestry, are elected by the congregation at our annual parish meeting. Currently serving are Kimberly Sykes, Gray Safford, Bill Ruckh, Dave Slowik, and Elizabeth Nettleton.
What we believe
We believe in the one God who is the Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier.
While our faith is based in scripture,
we understand scripture through tradition and reason. That 'reason' component means there can be a wide diversity of opinion among members of the church. However, we come together in worship through Christ.
Sunday worship begins at 9 AM and lasts about one hour. It is based on the traditional Book of Common Prayer and 1982 Hymnal, supplemented with many other worship and music sources. After the service is a time for hospitality and fellowship (meaning coffee, snacks, and socializing).
Wednesday evenings at 8 PM,we have a gathering for meditative and centering-prayer followed by the nighttime service of Compline.