Worship with St. John’s

The Second Sunday after the Epiphany
Sunday, January 16, 2022

Martin Luther King Jr. and Corretta Scott, Wedding June 18, 1953. Press photo submitted by Cheryl Kreiman.

Worship with communion at 8:00 & 10:00 a.m., in person and online.

Please use your best judgement about attending in person.
The NURSERY is CLOSED in January.
There will be NO in-person coffee hour in January.

Download the bulletin for Sunday, January 16.

For In Person Worship: Everyone over the age of two who attends will wear a mask. Dress warmly! windows will be open a crack. At 10:00 a.m. those who wish to be in a less crowded space with physical distancing are welcome to sit in the Parish Hall. 

For Online Worship: Join either service with the same Zoom link. Meeting ID: 882 2966 1337 Password: 3857 By phone: call 312.626.6799. Enter the Meeting ID and #. Enter the Password and #. OR Watch on Facebook live on our public page. Please remain on the Zoom call after the service for Zoom coffee hour!

A COVID Christmas

The word was made flesh and dwelt among us – full of grace and truth.

Ready and waiting for the Christ Child.
The voice of the organ strengthens our voices,
Reading the story, with the images of those online surrounding us.
Silent Night, Holy Night
Joe Lill, trumpet and Mio Nakamura, piano. Thank you to all our musicians!
The Peace Light from Bethlehem shines over the Light of the World.
Here come the kings!

Rooted in Love

St. John’s Annual Stewardship Campaign

They shall be like a tree planed by water, sending out its roots by the stream. It shall not fear when heat comes, and its leaves shall stay green; in the year of drought it is not anxious, and it does not cease to bear fruit. – Jeremiah 17:8

Every year the members, and some friends of St. John’s, make a pledge to support our shared mission and ministry. Every year those commitments root us in love and generosity, making possible every Sunday morning worship service, every encounter with a member, newcomer, or visitor, and help us serve as a base camp for outreach to the wider community. Your generosity made it possible for us to keep and pay all our employees during the 2020 pandemic; paying and retaining our excellent staff supports our worship and care for each other. The care and maintenance of our buildings and grounds are one of our largest expenses and one of our best tools of evangelism, making possible the beauty of our worship, the hospitality of the garden, and the support of community groups.

Rooted in love for this community, I hope you will prayerfully consider continuing your generous pledge to the mission and ministry of St. John’s in 2022.

You can pledge on line by filling out this confidential annual stewardship pledge form.

Thank you!

Giving to St. John’s

Thank you for thinking about St. John’s during this difficult time. We are planning to continue to pay our employees and our bills so we appreciate all donations. There are four ways to give to St. John’s while we are quarantined.

This fun video shows all the ways you can give to St. John’s! Or read the details below:

  1. You can write a check and mail it to the office: 3857 N Kostner Ave. Chicago, IL 60641. The cost to you is the envelope and the stamp about $.51!
  2. If your bank offers on-line bill payment you can schedule a reoccurring payment. You just need the name and address of the church. If you have a pledge number please add it to the memo line. The bank will generate and send the checks to St. John’s. There is no fee for this.
  3. If you use Zelle or Quick Pay you can schedule a donation to St. John’s by using the email treasurer@stjohnschicago.com There is no fee for this.
  4. You can donate on our website. Click on the red “donate” button at the top of the screen and enter in your debit or credit card number. The fee is 3.95%. For example, if you donate $100 it will charge you $103.95.

If you have questions contact Lisa at parishoffice@stjohnschicago.com or call her at 773.725.9026. Thank you!

Evening Bible Study

The Evening Bible Study meets on the first Wednesday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. Please email parishoffice@stjohnschicago.com for the Zoom link.

November and December 2021: I and II Kings

October 2021: The book of James

February-May: The Gospel of John Discussion Questions

October – January: Romans

September 2020: Four Prophets: Joel, Amos, Obediah and Jonah

July and August 2020: The book of Exodus.

May and June 2020: Reflection on the book of Genesis, Part I and Genesis Part II

April 2020: Reflection on the book of Job.

March 2020: Reflection on the book of Esther.

February 2020: Reflection Guide for I Corinthians.

January 2020: Reflection Guide for the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.

November 2019: Reflection Guide for the Gospel of Matthew

Christmas Worship at St. John’s

Please observe these COVID protocols
Please do not come in person if you are an unvaccinated adult or have a compromised immune system. Please join us online instead!

For those worshipping in person:
Please sign in with your phone number at the front door.
Everyone aged 2 and under will wear a mask covering their nose and mouth.
NEW: Readers and speakers will leave their masks on when reading or speaking.
NEW: We will not be serving food or drink after services.

Please remember!
You can bring a small cup or shot glass to receive wine at communion (we have plastic available if you forget). Please return to your seat before consuming the bread and wine.

You are welcome to bring a votive candle if you wish to take the Peace Light from Bethlehem with you. We will also be providing hand-held candles – please don’t blow them out until you are outside after the service!

Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m.
In person or via Zoom (Meeting ID: 870 9818 4807 Passcode: merry)
or Facebook Live.
Download bulletin for Christmas Eve, 4:00 p.m.

Christmas Eve, Friday, December 24 at 10:00 p.m.
In person or via Zoom (Meeting ID: 881 3377 0145 Passcode: merry)
or Facebook Live.
Download bulletin for Christmas Eve, 10:00 p.m.
Christmas Day, Saturday, December 25 at 10:00 a.m.
In person or via Zoom (Meeting ID: 834 6758 7771 Passcode: merry)
or Facebook Live.
Download bulletin for Christmas Day, 10:00 a.m.