March for Our Lives

March 24, 2018

Dear Friends –

Please join us on a pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. to join with the students and families from Parkland, Florida as we demand an end to gun violence.

We will be joining with other Episcopalians (need not be one to come along!) leaving from All Saints Episcopal Church at 4 p.m. on Friday, March 23, sleeping on coach buses and arriving in DC for the March of Our Lives on Saturday, March 24 and returning by 7 a.m. Sunday, in time for Palm Sunday. Tickets are $100 through March 1, Price becomes $125 on March 2.

Eventbrite TICKETS link:

You can also donate to help someone else make the pilgrimage. Eventbrite DONATIONS link:

There will be a march in Chicago on March 24.  Chicago March link:

God’s Blessings,

Kara +


Our new entrance!


The almost-finished entrance on Kostner Avenue.

Inside the new vestibule. The lift is on the left.

The view of the back of the church. The lift door is on the right.

Trial run!

Christian Civic Engagement

Christians are called to participate in the kingdom of God by working for peace, justice and the common good. These organizations act politically, motivated by faith. Get involved!

The Episcopal Public Policy Network (part of The Episcopal Church Office of Government Relations located in Washington, DC) is a grassroots network of Episcopalians across the country dedicated to carrying out the Baptismal Covenant call to “strive for justice and peace” through the active ministry of public policy advocacy.

Believe Outloud works for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality in our families, our churches and our communities.

Faith in Public Life advances faith as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good.

All Our Children is a national network of people of faith who are exploring, forming, and leading community partnerships between congregations and public schools. Through these partnerships, AOC is part of a growing movement to create meaningful improvements in the quality and equity of public education.

Faithful America: Love thy neighbor. No exceptions.

Interfaith Power & Light is a religious response to global warming.

Groundswell inspires faithful action to heal and repair the world. Powered by Auburn Theological Seminary.

Take your Place at the Table

A Capital Campaign for St. John’s Episcopal Church


We invite you to join us in extending the welcome and hospitality of St. John’s to an ever-widening community.

Phase One Goal $176,000 REACHED!

Accessibility from street level to the Sanctuary and Parish Hall FINISHED!
Church Garden Restoration and New Memorial Garden FINISHED!

10% of all gifts to the Capital Campaign goes to our endowment for the use of future generations.

Phase Two Goal $143,000

Accessible Bathrooms
Kitchen Renovation
Office Reconfiguration

Phase Three Goal $56,000

Restoration of Stained-Glass Windows

To give to the Capital Campaign please use the DONATE button and use the memo line to designate your gift to the Capital Campaign.

Drama, Music, Food, and Fun!

January 6, 2018
5:00 pm

photo of the 2009 Epiphany Pageant

“We three kings of Orient are…”

In the style of 12th Night Revelries St. John’s presents The Epiphany Pageant this Saturday, January 6, at 5:00 p.m.

Starring…you! We need Mary, Joseph, a baby Jesus and a toddler Jesus, shepherds, kings, soldiers, well, you know! And an audience!

Come at 5 and get a costume and a script, or settle in your seat to watch, sing, and celebrate the whole story of Christmas. (This is a play, not a worship service, so there is no communion or sermon). Appropriate for children and drama queens of all ages.

At about 6 p.m. we’ll go down to the Parish Hall. St. John’s is providing pizzas (meat-eaters, vegetarians, and gluten free folks all taken care of) and drinks. If you want to bring a side dish, salad (St. John’s will also provide salad dressings) or dessert, you may, but it is not necessary.

Don’t miss this last hurrah of Christmas!

Our new entrance is dedicated with joy!

All is quiet during the prelude.

The Children’s Choir waits on the new staircase.

The trumpet sounds! Joe Lill on trumpet, John W.W. Sherer on organ.

Bishop Jeffery Lee blesses the new lift!

And St. Nicholas pays a visit with bags of treats!

The older children get asked, “What is your hope for the world?”




St. John’s Gifts

St. John’s is proud to present this beautiful book of art and reflections, taken from nine years of art created for Sunday worship by children and adults. This coffee table book makes a lovely gift.

christmas spread

Each book is $25, or $20 each for 2 or more.

You can purchase a book at St. John’s, or email parishoffice@stjohnschicago,com to have one sent to you (postage additional).

pottery spread