The Worship Commission
The Worship Commission creates an environment where God’s presence may nurture us all. This commission also supports our clergy before, during, and after worship services. Contact: Vestry Liaison: Lowell Wilson; or the clergy, 410-461-7793
Services at St. John's
St. John's offers worship services to meet everyone’s needs. There are services with traditional music, contemporary music, and without music. There are early morning services, mid-day services, and evening services. There are small, intimate services and large, expansive services. Below is a description of our weekly services. Nursery care is available at some of our services.
Thursday Morning, 7:00 a.m., Resurrection Chapel, Parish Life Center
Holy Eucharist with Healing
Saturday Evening, 5:00 p.m., Resurrection Chapel
This worship service style is Rite II, without music, and the service runs about 45 minutes.
Sunday Morning, 7:30 a.m., Historic Church, Rite II
This service is for those who prefer quiet, early morning worship with traditional language and without music. The service runs about 45 minutes.
Sunday Morning, 9:00 a.m., Historic Church, Rite II
Our traditional family service enjoys the various choirs of the church, including the children’s choir. This full Eucharistic celebration concludes in about 60 minutes, allowing time for attendees to head to fellowship time with coffee and donuts before Christian Education starts at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning, 9:00 a.m., All Saint’s Hall (ASH) in the Center for Ministry and Education (CME), Rite II
Our contemporary family service enjoys a large attendance by the youngest members of our congregation, as well as those who prefer a more relaxed, contemporary setting and music. Music is provided by the ASH Singers and band, a folk music ensemble. The service runs about 60 minutes, allowing time for attendees to head to fellowship time with coffee and donuts before Christian Education starts at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning, 11:30 a.m., Historic Church, Rite II
This worship also enjoys the various choirs of the church. All ages can enjoy featured sung psalms and glorious anthems. Worship concludes in about 75 minutes.
Sunday Afternoon, 5:00 p.m., Recovery Eucharist (last Sunday of the Month), Resurrection Chapel, Parish Life Center
A worship experience for those recovering from any addiction and for those who support persons in recovery. Elements of the Recovery Eucharist are drawn from the Book of Common Prayer and 12 step program literature. Our Recovery Eucharist is mindful of all matters of recovery. Alcohol free wine is utilized.
Festivals and Feasts: During Lent, Holy Week, and the Christmas Season, additional services are added. The schedule for these services is communicated on our home page. Please note that these services are often quite well attended, so it is advised to arrive early – often there is a bonus music offering for the early arrivals!
Prayer Services: In addition, the Parish Life Center (PLC) is home to regular prayer services in the Resurrection Chapel.
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