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. 

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.

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.

St. John’s Concert Series

Luis Rafael Vivanco, Sunday, May 1, 3:00 pm

St. John’s Concert Series presents Luis Rafael Vivanco performing flamenco music and masterpieces of the Spanish guitar by Paco de Lucia, Joaquín Rodrigo, Isaac Albeniz and others.

You can also watch online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 878 8575 2024 Passcode: 3857) or Facebook Live. Concert is free and open to the public. Masks optional, vaccine strongly recommended.

Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday  April 10
8:00 a.m. Worship (gather at the Byron Street Door)
10:00 a.m. Worship (gather in the Garden)
Services in person or via Zoom (Phone: 312.626.6799 Meeting ID: 882 2966 1337 Passcode: 3857) or via Facebook.

Children’s Holy Week  April 13, 6:00 p.m. Gather in person for dinner, stories, and communion. Or join via Zoom (Meeting ID: 834 5028 3757 Passcode: Holy) over your own dinner at home.
Download the bulletin for Children’s Holy Week.

Maundy Thursday  April 14, 7:30 p.m. Worship
In person or via Zoom (Phone: 312.626.6799 Meeting ID: 865 4187 9057
Passcode: HolyWeek) or via Facebook.
(same link for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday)

Download the bulletin for Maundy Thursday.

Good Friday  April 15
12:00 Station of the Cross
(gather in the garden, neighborhood walk is about 2 hours)
In person or follow via Facebook.
Download the bulletin for Stations of the Cross.
7:30 p.m. Worship
In person or via Zoom (Phone: 312.626.6799 Meeting ID: 865 4187 9057
Passcode: HolyWeek) or via Facebook.
(same link for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday)

Download the bulletin for Good Friday.

Easter Vigil at the Cathedral  April 16, 8:00 p.m.

Easter Sunday  April 17, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. Worship
Easter Egg hunt for children at 9:00 a.m. (Bring empty baskets!)
Services in person or via Zoom (Phone: 312.626.6799 Meeting ID: 882 2966 1337 Passcode: 3857) or via Facebook.
Download the bulletin for Easter Sunday.