Ninth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Gospel on the Green
IN PERSON outdoor worship service with communion at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m., also available ONLINE
Gospel on the Green: No sign up required. Masks not required outdoors unless you are unvaccinated, or while singing.
For Indoor In Person Worship: You no longer need to sign up in advance. Please sign the Worship Covenant (once). Everyone over the age of two who attends will wear a mask. We continue to seat people distanced by household. Nursery care is available for children under 5. There is a limit of seven children; please sign up in advance.
Please join us after the service for a coffee-less coffee hour in the garden!
For Online Worship: Join either service with the same Zoom link. Meeting ID: 882 2966 1337 Password: 3857
To listen in call 312.626.6799. Enter the Meeting ID and #. Enter the Password and #.
OR Watch on Facebook live (even if you are not signed up for Facebook) on our public page.
Please remain on the Zoom call after the service for Zoom coffee hour!
No sign up required. In the case of inclement weather concert will move indoors, please bring a mask.
NO NEED to reserve your seat in advance. Please wear a mask; social distancing will be observed.
Join by Zoom at 3:00 p.m. on June 27. Meeting ID: 878 8575 2024 Passcode: 3857
Limited seating is available. Please sign up in advance here.
Lord, Lord, Open Unto Me
Open unto me, light for my darkness
Open unto me, courage for my fear
Open unto me, hope for my despair
Open unto me, peace for my turmoil
Open unto me, joy for my sorrow
Open unto me, strength for my weakness
Open unto me, wisdom for my confusion
Open unto me, forgiveness for my sins
Open unto me, tenderness for my toughness
Open unto me, love for my hates
Open unto me, Thy Self for myself
Lord, Lord, open unto me!
– Howard Thurman, from “Meditations of the Heart”
Weekly Lenten Evening Prayer
Wednesdays from 7:00 to 7:15 p.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 810 6510 8127 Passcode: 3857)
Free Lenten Resources for Download
St. John’s favorite: Lent Madness Don’t miss this year’s Saintly Smackdown! Here is a link to your 2021 bracket! You can also get the scorecard on your favorite e-reader, tablet, or phone.
Come, Pray – the Prayer I Need This Day from the Society of Saint John the Evangelist
Episcopal Relief & Development 2021 Lenten Meditations, which focus on lament
Lent, Holy Week and Easter Activity Pack for Children and Families from Church Publishing
Life Transformed: The Way of Love in Lent from The Episcopal Church
You are welcome to come to the front door of the church (3857 N. Kostner Ave.) and receive ashes on Wednesday, February 17 between these times:
7:00 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Please wear a mask. Those imposing ashes will wear masks and face shields.
You may also pick up ashes from the St. John’s Garden on Sunday, February 14 between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m. so that you can impose them yourself during our online worship.
Online Ash Wednesday Worship
Wednesday, February 17 at
Or watch on Facebook Live.
Tuesday, January 19 at 4:30 p.m. In a national moment of unity and remembrance, St. John’s sanctuary will be illuminated and we will ring a bell–together with churches across the country–one toll for every 10,000 American lives lost to COVID-19.
City-wide Memorial: At 6:00 p.m. please turn out your lights and stand with a candle at your front door or window for 10 minutes of silence and remembrance.
First Meeting is Thursday, January 7, 2021
Kick off 2021 with the #MeAndWhiteSupremacy 28 day challenge. Join St. John’s antiracism reading group this January for a month of journaling and weekly discussions. We will use Layla F. Saad’s book Me and White Supremacy to go through a step-by-step process to develop a better understanding of our white privilege and participation in white supremacy, so we can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on Black, Indigenous and People of Color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too. It’s not to late to start reading and journaling. Join in weekly Zoom discussions: Link to cut and paste: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83419218446?pwd=WGdiWHBiYUxWc0wvUXNuUWpjL3NTdz09 (Meeting ID: 834 1921 8446 Passcode: 3857) each Thursday in January at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to RSVP email to Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also RSVP on Facebook.
Weren’t able to join us? You can still hear and view Christmas Lessons and Carols! Turn off the lights, light a candle and join in this musical and visual prayer. You can listen to the prelude here. (The pictures below were shown during the prelude). The video recording of St. John’s Lessons and Carols, 2020, begins at the opening hymn.