St. John’s Concert Series presents: Dance Avondale

Dance Avondale presents
Christmas Oratorio
Sunday, December 18, 3:00 p.m. at St. John’s


Choreography: Charles Weidman 
Music: Johann Sebastian Bach 
Restaged by: Anne Marie Loesch

Christmas Oratorio, first performed in 1961, is a full-length modern ballet depicting the Christmas story, of which you will see excerpts during the performance. Charles Weidman’s nativity legend is divided into three parts: the first, the angels’ joyful anticipation of the coming of Christ; the second, His birth and prophecies depicting important events in the life of Christ; and the third, the resurrection, giving new hope to humankind. The choreography suggests rather than describes the narrative, stressing instead the dramatic import of the historic events. The locale is heaven, not earth, with only fleeting glimpses of the protagonists as they play their epic roles.

The mission of Dance Avondale is to provide the highest quality of dance education and professional dance performance for the community by being financially accessible and culturally sustaining. Learn more about Dance Avondale on their website

You can also watch the concert online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 878 8575 2024 Passcode: 3857) or Facebook Live.

Performance is free and open to the public. Masks optional.

Worship with St. John’s

The Second Sunday of Advent
Sunday, December 4, 2022

Art by Laura Lefkow-Hynes.

Join us for worship at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m.

Download the bulletin for Sunday, December 4.

For In Person Worship: 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. worship is mask optional.

The Nursery is open for both services, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m. The children join the worship service for communion.

For Online Worship: Join either service with the same Zoom link. Meeting ID: 882 2966 1337, Passcode: 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. 

Our Common Cup

Our 2023 annual campaign

Thank you for being part of St. John’s! If you have been attending in the last six months we invite you to consider making a commitment our generous and joyful community through Our Common Cup annual campaign. Every year we ask members to pledge financial support to our annual budget for the coming year. We hope you have heard one of our stewardship talks, if not, you can view the talk by Duncan Moore.

Please prayerfully consider a financial commitment to St. John’s. You can pick up a pledge card in church or pledge online using the St. John’s Online Pledge Card. We hope to receive all pledges by Sunday, November 13. After you pledge please sign your name to the poster on the bulletin in the Parish Hall – our goal is 95 households.

You may have also hear about our three-year capital campaign, Legacy of Love. We welcome your pledge (please do not reduce your annual pledge in order to make a capital campaign pledge – our annual budget is our primary need). You can visit our Capital Campaign Website to view the goals and to make a pledge (there are also Capital Campaign pledge cards available at church). You can pledge anytime – payment are requested by December 31, 2024.

With gratitude, 
Alex Menocal, Jenny Palsgrove, Tom Irvine, Brian Hosking, Sarah Royston, Duncan Moore
St. John’s Stewardship Team

Please note: All gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. If you schedule a repeating payment through your bank or Zelle (to treasurer@stjohnschicago.com), please put your pledge number the memo line. Please make checks payable to “St. John’s Episcopal Church” with your pledge number in the memo field. If you are a new pledger you will be assigned a pledge number in early January.

EVENT CANCELLED: Mock United Nations Meeting on Climate Change Game

Chicago Fair Trade plans to reschedule this event for February 2023.

Mock United Nations Meeting on Climate Change Game
Sunday, July 24
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at St. John’s Episcopal Church
Free for all St. John’s members since St. John’s is a member of Chicago Fair Trade. RSVP here by July 20. Join Chicago Fair Trade for an innovative game to explore what combination of policies may have the greatest impact on climate change. Chicago Fair Trade Board member Professor Jocelyn Leitzinger will facilitate this interactive event featuring En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator. Developed by MIT’s Sloan Sustainability Initiative and Climate Interactive, this interactive event helps foster a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in tackling one of the biggest challenges in our lifetime.