Saint John’s Episcopal Church will host a Hymn Festival on Reformation Sunday, November 3, at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to join in the singing of familiar and new hymns, lead by organist, Charles Collins, and the Choir of St. John’s. A reception to welcome Priest-in-Charge, Father Aaron Evans, will follow in the Great Hall.
Join us Sunday evening, July 28, at 5:00 pm to enjoy selections including Handel, Bach, Mozart, and Schubert.
Join us for an organ concert at St. John’s, featuring Christmas carols and seasonal music, Sunday, December 30th at 5 pm.
Everyone is welcome! Invite your friends!
It is the Feast of St. Francis and we will be blessing animals and gardens on Sunday in his honor! Come by St. Johns at 12:30 pm and bring your pets!
We are grateful to God for the ministry of our new organist and choir director, Mr. Charles Collins. We will celebrate at a Choral Evensong on Sunday, September 30 at 5 pm, and welcome Charles at a Reception following the service. Everyone in the community is invited, so spread the word.
We have a new music director at St. Johns! Charles Collins joins us from St. Louis, Missouri, where he has been organist and choir director for a number of churches as well as piano and vocal teacher and accompanist. Charles has a great musical talent and knowledge that will bring a new depth and vibrancy to our worship. We thank God for Charles!
This Sunday, August 5, offers several opportunities at St. John’s. We’ll be showing a movie about the Pine Ridge Reservation, called A Thunder-Being Nation, at 5 pm. This is your chance to learn more about the location of our second Diocesan summer mission trip.
Following the movie, at 7 pm, will be a healing service. It will be a simple service of scripture, teaching and healing prayer. You may request specific prayer for yourself or for others, but you do not have to specify the reason for prayer if you prefer not to.
All are welcome!
Our own Thom Griffith visited Ireland with the Alma College choir in May. Enjoy this great video of the choir performing…
In October we watched “Gran Torino” to continue our reflections on Christian Hospitality in the context of multiculturalism. The question I am left with is: “In what ways are we called to be hospitable as Christian persons? In what ways are we called to sacrifice, in order to be hospitable?”
On Monday, we will resume the movie nights that were started last year as part of learning about Christian hospitality. The movie is: “Remember the Titans” and begins at 7 pm in the Great Hall. Hope you can come.
Tomorrow we will be having special prayers in remembrance and in compassion for those who were directly affected by the attacks in NYC, Washington, and PA, and we will be praying for ways as Christians to work for peace and understanding in the world. How can it begin with me? Tomorrow’s Gospel is about forgiveness – perhaps the most difficult of all of Jesus’ requirements in following him. Without Him, impossible – with God all things are possible.