Worship is at the center of all we do at Saint John's. There are many ways you might spend your Sunday, but choosing to worship - connecting with God and a community of friends - helps each of us live the rest of the week a bit differently. Through worship and music, we are called out of our everyday lives and into an encounter with God in Christ.
The Episcopal Church is a liturgical tradition - which means we are rooted in an ancient rhythm of prayer. We follow the Book of Common Prayer, which helps us know what to expect each time we worship. Over time, the familiarity with liturgy allows you to focus on your spiritual life and a real encounter with God. It gives you words and a framework for a life of prayer.
We offer services at various times and in numerous styles so our parishioners can find just the right fit. On Sundays, we have Rite I Eucharist at 8am, which is a smaller service without music or choir, and Rite II Eucharist at 10am, a more formal service with organ, choir and singing. Both services are in the Sanctuary. In the afternoon, we have our casual, contemporary Evening Grace Service at 5:30pm in Powell Hall.
During the week, we offer Holy Communion on Wednesdays at 5:30pm followed by a potluck supper in the Common Room. And the first Thursday of the month, we hold our Healing Service at 10:30am. Both services are in the Sanctuary.