Our Parish Life
Our parish is one of diverse ages and interests. From the young and single to families with kids of all ages to seasoned Episcopalians, you'll find a place to get plugged in at Saint John's Church.
As we reopened in the spring of 2021 to greater worship capacity and hosting parish life events again, we have enjoyed many days of joyful activities and causes for celebration. Here are just a few highlights...
On May 13, our parish was blessed to host the Celebration of A New Ministry for the Rev. David Bumsted. Father David was installed as our parish's seventh Rector. If you missed the service, it is saved on our Facebook page video archives.
May 23 was Pentecost Sunday and we celebrated on the west lawn and labyrinth for fellowship, fun and a meal of "BYOB" (bring your own basket and blanket!). There were activities for the kids, a tour of the church for visitors, and lot's of catching up for folks of all ages.
On Saturday, April 10, Saint John’s held an annual spring "clean up the grounds" day. Volunteers planted flowers, mulched, weeded and tended to general tidying up of the grounds. Thank you to everyone who came out, brought gardening tools, and worked so diligently in the chilly morning. Below area few photos of our hard workers!
Saint John's “pet blessing” recognized National Pet Day as it was held on April 11. Father David lead a service to pray for the health, recovery of health, or general well-being and happiness of our pets. Pet owners received a pet blessing “certificate” for each animal they brought and a complimentary cat or doggie biscuit baggie was provided to the church’s new furry friends. Thank you to everyone who came out!
We launched a Tuesday evening "trekkers" group and many parishioners have dropped in on the weeks they can for fellowship, fitness, and fun walks in our beautiful neighborhoods.
On May 16 Bishop Poulson Reed was here to again to his annual parish visit and to confirm and reaffirm members of the Episcopal Church present in this photo.