Acolytes are young people, 6th grade and above, who assist the clergy during the 10:00 a.m. service. Contact: Anne Thompson.
Altar Guild members care for the linens and prepare the altar for services. Contact: Billy Wresch
Eucharistic ministers are trained to assist with Holy Communion. Contact: Barry Grace.
Flower Committee me…
Music is an important part of the ministry at St. John's Church, helping to make every church service a joyous and beautiful occasion. From the enthusiastic singing of hymns by the congregation, to the choirs and handbell choirs, there are opportunities for all ages to become involved in the music ministry at St. John's. The program is led by our Director of Music, Steven Finch, …Read More »
According to The Book of Common Prayer of The Episcopal Church:
Holy Baptism is full initiation by water and the Holy Spirit into Christ’s Body the Church. The bond which God establishes in Baptism is indissoluble. Holy Baptism is appropriately administered within the Eucharist as the chief service on a Sunday or other feast. Each candidate for Holy Baptism is to be sponsored by…
According to the Episcopal Church, The union of husband and wife in heart, body, and mind is intended by God for their mutual joy; for the help and comfort given one another in prosperity and adversity; and, when it is God’s will, for the procreation of children and their nurture in the knowledge and love of the Lord. Therefore marriage is not to be entered into unadvisedly or …Read More »
Lord Jesus Christ, by your death you took away the sting of death: Grant to us, your servants, so to follow in faith where you have led the way, that we may at length fall asleep peacefully in you and wake up in your likeness; for your tender mercies' sake. Amen.
from The Book of Common Prayer, "Burial of the Dead, Rite II," p. 504
When death is imminent, it is impo…