Who We Are
Welcome to St. John’s Episcopal Church. We are glad that you are visiting our website today! And we hope to hear how we may best serve and connect with you and your faithful hopes and dreams.
We are a community of faith who intentionally and committedly strive to:
Hear, share and live the Good News of Our Lord Jesus, through Holy Scripture, the Sacraments, especially the Eucharistic Feast, communal and personal prayer, and the hospitality and embrace of fellowship
Seek and serve Christ in all persons, loving our neighbors as ourselves
Work for justice and to make peace, respecting the dignity and worth of every human being because all human beings are made in the image of God
Live the truth that God is with us, that Sunday worship is fuel for the mission of God out in the world, and that God calls us, through the abundance of God’s grace, and with the Holy Spirit to the healing, redeeming, reconciling, and restorative work of the Kingdom of God
Be the Body of Christ in this place and in this time, by our faith and fellowship, by our witness and work, by our prayers and passion, by our ministries and mission
More Information (especially for new visitors)…
We would love to know more about you!
Please use form at the bottom of our Contact Us page to send us an email. It would be helpful if you would tell us your address, phone number, and special interests or hopes.
The Contact Us page also has our phone number, address, and a map showing our location.
Things that may be helpful to know.
Worship Services: Most Sundays we have 8 and 10 am worship. Six or seven times a year we have United Worship at 9 am. These special Sundays are always announced, posted and on the website.
Guides to the Service: The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is red and the Hymnal is blue. Greeters will be at the door to offer you a service bulletin, which serves as a guide to our worship service. You can always ask for assistance from those sitting near you.
Receiving Communion: All baptized Christians are welcome to receive Communion. Gluten free wafers are available, just ask the priest when you receive.
Accessibility: Handicap parking is located in the parking lot behind the Church. Handicap accessible bathrooms are located in the upper Parish Hall. Bathrooms and a baby changing area are downstairs in the church.
Attire: We have a casual dress code, wear whatever you feel comfortable in.
During and After the Service: There is music, church school, and nursery care at the 10 am worship service, and on most Sundays the 10 am service is followed by coffee hour in the lower Parish Hall.
Getting to Know You: We like to make and wear name tags to help our memories and we would love to make one for you too. Please ask an Usher, Greeter or the priest.
Other Programs and Opportunities: We have children and youth programing, a choir, and many different opportunities for worship, Christian formation and conversation, sharing stories, and participating in God’s mission, both locally and globally.
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How does St. John’s fit into the larger picture?
St. John’s is a church in the Episcopal Diocese in Connecticut
Which is a diocese in the Episcopal National Church