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.
NON-HOLIDAY SUNDAY 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
(Church; 2nd & 4th Sundays in Chapel)
The 9 a.m. Family Morning Prayer is each Sunday in the church On the Second and Fourth Sundays of the month, Family Holy Communion is held in the chapel. 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.