Sunday Worship at St. John’s Church

All services at St. John’s are based on the biblical and historic tradition of worship transmitted in the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.  On Christmas, Holy Week (the week before Easter) and Easter, the pattern of service changes. 

New Sunday Schedule Begins Sept. 12, 2021

Starting Sept. 12, 2021, we offer a 9 a.m. Family Worship (in the church) in addition to our regular 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Holy Communion (2nd & 4th Sundays are Morning Prayer during the 11 a.m.) on Sundays. We will continue to offer 5 p.m. Holy Communion on Thursdays in the chapel (enter by the side entrance) as well as major Feast Days. Please visit our online calendar for Feast Days or call the Church office at (912) 232-1251 or visit the home page for more details.

Online services will continue to be available on Facebook and YouTube at 11 a.m. every Sunday, and 8:15 a.m. Morning Prayer daily. Children’s Sunday School continues to be offered online at 9:30 a.m. The 10 a.m. Adult Sunday School is held in person with a Zoom option. Our Youth Sunday School at 12:30 p.m. is currently not meeting during the summer.


2021 NON-HOLIDAY SERVICES

8 a.m. Early Service – Holy Communion  (in the Church)

A quiet, said service of Holy Communion with organ music but no singing. This service is located in the Church.


9 a.m. Family Service  (in the Church)

Beginning September 12, 2021, we will offer a 9 a.m. Family Service each Sunday in the church, in addition to our 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Sundays services. All are invited to join us at this family- and newcomer-friendly service.


11 a.m.  Principal Service (in the Church)

Depending upon the season and day, one of these three orders of service is used at 11:00 a.m. This service is located in the Church.

SUNG MORNING PRAYER WITH SERMON 

Based on the ancient tradition of Morning Praise (“Mattins”), this service is centered on the reading of the Word of God in Holy Scripture, the singing of God’s praise, together with prayers for his grace, a sermon, and congregational singing of hymns and canticles.  In Choral Mattins, the choir sings more elaborate music from the Anglican choral tradition.

or SUNG EUCHARIST WITH SERMON

Eucharist (which means Thanksgiving) is an ancient name for the service of Holy Communion. A Sung Eucharist includes a sermon and congregational singing of hymns and chants, together with excellent choral music performed by the parish choir.

or SOLEMN EUCHARIST WITH SERMON

Eucharist (which means Thanksgiving) is an ancient name for the service of Holy Communion. On a few special days of the Church’s Year (Michaelmas Sunday, All Saints Sunday, Christmas Midnight, Epiphany Sunday, Easter, and Whitsunday) the Sung Eucharist with sermon and congregational hymns, is celebrated with greater dignity and richness of music and ceremonial (including incense) and is called a Solemn Eucharist. Located in the Church.