The Family Service at 9 a.m. is now a permanent part of our Sunday service schedule. This service is currently located in the intimacy of the chapel, this service is a shorter form of Morning Prayer (Holy Communion once a month). Some aspects of it that are helpful to know:
- This service will last about 45 minutes on most Sundays (9-9:45 a.m. approximately).
- It features a short children’s talk.
- There are opportunities for youth, children, and families to serve in greeting, offering, and reading lessons.
- A brief address is designed to be accessible to everyone from the middle school level and up.
- Holy Communion is on the Third Sunday of the month.
- Nursery care is available beginning at 8:45 a.m. until 12:15 p.m.
- Children are encouraged to remain for the entire service. Fidget binders are available in the Chapel to keep busy hands occupied!
- People of all ages are welcome.
- Refreshments follow the service in Cranmer Hall, 1st floor, Fellowship Room.
About Sunday School: We have options for the entire family. When service ends around 9:45 a.m., those attending are encouraged to enjoy refreshments and to get to know each other better in the Fellowship Hall on the 1st floor of Cranmer Hall.
Beginning at 10 a.m. and running to 10:45 a.m.:
- Children are invited to take part in the Children’s Ministry directed by Sarah Ross on the 2nd floor of Cranmer Hall. (In summer, we offer a less structured Children’s Summer Sunday School.)
- Middle and Upper School youth are invited to take part in the Youth Ministry led by David Svihel on the 3rd floor of Cranmer Hall.
- Adults are encouraged to take part in one of our four Sunday School offerings.
- Faith and Fellowship – This is a new learning opportunity for adults beginning this Sunday (Cranmer Hall, 3rd floor, Ralston Room) Rather than a “top down” formal class, this is a moderated group discussion of the Sunday Scripture readings intended to build community and faith at the same time. Scott and Betsy Howard, Miller and Ashley Glover, and Kalista Svihel are a few of the parishioners who will moderate these informal discussions.
- Fr Dunbar’s class –This is a more formal instruction on the Gospel of Luke. (Cranmer Hall, 3rd floor, Reading Room,)
Do you have further questions, or want to help? Please contact the following:
- Sarah Ross, Children’s Ministry Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
- David Svihel, St. John’s Minister with Youth at email@example.com
- Melanie Finnegan, Family Service Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org