Worship with St. John’s

The Eighth Sunday after Pentecost
Sunday, July 14, 2024

Antigua, Guatemala, 2016. Photograph by Jennifer Grant.

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

8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist, spoken with musical accompaniment.
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist with congregational singing.

Download the bulletin for Sunday, July 14, 2024.

For In Person Worship The nursery is open from 8:00 -11:00 a.m. Please stay for coffee hour.

For Online Worship: Join any service via Zoom 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. 

Ordination and Consecration of The Very Reverend Kara Wagner Sherer 

Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. eastern
Asbury First Methodist Church in Rochester. 

Join us as we celebrate the Ordination and Consecration of The Very Reverend Kara Wagner Sherer as IX Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester on Saturday, July 13, 2024, at 11:00 a.m., at Asbury First United Methodist Church in Rochester. 

Visit the Episcopal Diocese of Rochester website for details about livestreaming the event, and for those who are attending, you will find information on venue, parking, attire, recommended places to stay, and more. Registration to attend the event will close at midnight on June 30, 2024. If you are not able to make the journey out to Rochester, St. John’s will be hosting a livestreaming starting 9:30am central in the Sanctuary.

Come to Craft Night at St. John’s!

Wednesday, July 17 from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Want a place to work on a project with others? Looking to learn a new skill? Are you willing to teach others your favorite craft? Do you want to hang out with some great people? If you answered “yes” to any of these, please join us! Bring a project that you want to work on. Don’t have a project? We’ll provide one for you! We’ll have a few fun projects for you to work on if you need inspiration. Craft Night is the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Questions or do you have a skill you’re willing to teach? Please contact Debbie Maher

Keeping Lent

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”

Howard Thurman

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

Living Well Through Lent 2021 from Living Compass, “Listening With All Your Heart, Soul, Strength and Mind.”

Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021


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

Download the bulletin for Ash Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Listen to the music in advance!
PreludeOffertoryRecessional, and Postlude.

Wednesday, February 17 at

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 872 3117 9863 Passcode: 3857)
7:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. via Zoom (Meeting ID: 847 9465 6906 Passcode: 3857)

Or watch on Facebook Live.

National Bell Ringing in Honor of COVID-19 Victims

art by Scott Gustafson

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.