Visitors

We Welcome You!

 

We are delighted that you are visiting and hope you will consider making St. John's Episcopal/Anglican Church your spiritual home. Each new person who comes to us is a special gift of God, and we seek to honor you with the return gift of our hospitality. 

 

Visiting St. John's

We welcome you to attend our 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship services.  Please make yourself known to us by signing the visitor register. Our ushers will be available to help answer any questions and provide additional information about our ministries. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some questions frequently asked by visitors and newcomers to St. John's.

Can I receive communion?

All who seek God and are drawn by Christ are welcome to receive Holy Communion. 

What if I do not wish to receive communion and merely want a blessing?

If you do not wish to receive communion, you may still go up to the altar for a blessing. To indicate you do not want to receive, please cross your arms in front of your chest when you kneel (or stand) at the communion rail. The priest will simply give you a blessing.

How does communion work? Do I drink from the cup, does the priest dip the wafer for me, or can I dip it myself?

We welcome you to receive the Eucharist as you are most comfortable. When you approach the rail, you may kneel or stand. The Priest will serve you the bread to be received in your hand. At the present time, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are using individual cups to serve the wine. The wine is served by the Lay Eucharistic Ministers or other Clergy.

It is difficult for me to walk up to the altar rail. Can I receive communion at my seat?

If you wish to receive the Eucharist at your seat, simply notify an usher at any time during the service, and a celebrant will approach you at communion.

Where do I park?

There is parking in the lot behind and in front of the church near the Father Brown Room. On Sundays, you may also park along 34th and Shepherd Streets.

There is also OVERFLOW PARKING on the side of the Red Dirt Studio (formerly Fire Station). Signs are there to indicate the area.

 

Is the church handicapped accessible?

Yes, there are handicapped spaces in the parking lot in the front of the church.  There is also a lift directly outside the sanctuary that will take you to the church.

 

How do I find out about becoming involved in the ministries and groups of the church?

Visit our MINISTRIES page to learn about the activities of the various ministries of the church, including contact information for each ministry. Visit our GROUPS page to see a list of groups that are part of the St. John's community.

How do I get a pledge form?

Pledge forms are in a rack by the door as you enter the church. You can also get one electronically online on our DONATE PAGE

 

Can I make payments online?

Yes! You can make one-time or recurring gifts in support of the church and its ministries on the DONATE PAGE.

 

How do I get to Social Hour?

Social Hour has been on hiatus since 2020 when COVID began. When it's safe to have it again, it will be held in the Father Brown Room.  

 

What is the difference between Rite I and Rite II?

The traditional, more formal, language rites are known as Rite 1, and the contemporary language rites are known as Rite 2. The Rite 1 liturgies reflect the language and piety of the Elizabethan era and the first Book of Common Prayer, although the structure of these liturgies also reflects the influence of modern liturgical scholarship. The Rite 2 liturgies reflect more fully the influence of the liturgical movement and contemporary theology. Rite 2 liturgies tend to reflect greater sensitivity for inclusive language issues.  Rite I uses “thee, thy, thou” whereas Rite II uses “you” and “your.”

Become a Member

Learn what it means to become a formal member of St. John's and how to join.

MEMBERSHIP INFO


Days of Worship:
Sundays: 10:00 AM 

Noon Hour of Power: Monday - Saturday 12:00 - 1:00 PM (EST) 
(Call-in Number: 978-990-5000 - Access Code: 553883#)

For more special events and services, please visit our CALENDAR PAGE.

 
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