Welcome to St. John’s – We’re Glad You’re Here!
Welcome to the St. John’s online church community! Learn more about this dynamic parish and the good works we accomplish, as well as the ministry that awaits us.
If you’re looking for a spiritual home, exploring your faith, searching for ways to serve your community, or seeking to make a difference, St. John’s Episcopal Church answers those longings. We’re here to serve your spiritual needs and help you deepen your relationship with God, those you love, and yourself.
At St. John’s all are welcome! Wherever you find yourself on your faith journey; whatever you are believing or doubting; whether you are married, partnered or single; whatever your physical or mental abilities; no matter your age or economic status, race or ethnicity, sexual orientation or gender identity: we welcome you here to be met by God, who already knows you and loves you.
We look forward to seeing you in church, and in the education, fellowship, and outreach opportunities that make St. John’s a lively, caring community.
Why St. John’s?
Our mission is to bring everyone into a closer relationship with God and one another through Jesus Christ. We hope our parish community is one you’ll call your own.
The Episcopal Church is made up of between two and three million worshipers in about 7,500 congregations across the United States and affiliated dioceses outside the United States. The St. John’s parish, comprised of 1,800 members, is made up not only of lifelong Episcopalians, but also those who grew up in other faiths including Catholic, Orthodox, and Jewish traditions. We welcome all!
What you’ll find when you visit and worship with us is a vibrant community of parishioners and friends who expand our ministries through prayer, pilgrimages, commitment, and in hundreds of other ways.
Our long history (which dates back to 1822!) and generous founding members gave us a campus and landmark to treasure. However, it is the parish community that has been the true foundation of St. John’s. Our community, from generation to generation, is our strongest resource. It’s what sustains our current members and it’s what draws newcomers to our doors.
As a community guided by a capable team of lay workers and clergy, we have built a strong foundation in many areas of Christian life, providing comprehensive education for all ages, innovative outreach programs and compassionate pastoral care for our own members.
Which Service is Best for Me or My Family?
Youth, children and adults – generation to generation – can experience God in worship. Worship touches our hearts, lifts our spirits, challenges our minds and comforts our souls so that we are connected to one another and to God’s world in new ways.
The people of St. John’s worship at many different services:
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 5:00 PM, in Resurrection Chapel
Holy Eucharist, Rite I, 7:30 a.m. in the Historic Church
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 9:00 a.m. in the Historic Church
Contemporary Service, Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 9:00 a.m. in All Saints Hall
Holy Eucharist, Rite II, 11:30 a.m. the Historic Church
Korean Language Worship, 9:30 a.m. in Resurrection Chapel
Evening Prayer, 6:00 p.m. in the Historic Church
Holy Eucharist with Healing, 7:00 a.m. in Resurrection Chapel
Monday through Friday
Noonday Prayer, 12:00 p.m. in Resurrection Chapel
We invite everyone in worship at these services to come to our Lord’s table to receive communion or a blessing. The bread is received with an open hand, the wine by guiding the chalice to your lips or by dipping the wafer into the cup. If you do not wish to receive communion, please cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing instead.
All Saints Hall or the Historic Church?
While the majority of our services are traditional in nature, the 9:00 a.m. Sunday service held in All Saints Hall offers a contemporary style of worship, including a sermon for children. An ensemble of keyboard, guitars, and drums provide music, and all songs and prayers are projected onto large screens for everyone’s viewing. Our contemporary service tends to be more casual yet still expresses the worship of the Episcopal tradition.
Families with young children may find this service in All Saints Hall more fitting to their needs. Children happily worship with us in both settings, however, and are the life of our future. We invite you to discover what’s most appropriate for your family.