Worship with St. John’s

The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost
Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, Blesssing of the Animals
Sunday, October 1, 2023

Art by Bridget Zaremba.

Join us for the Blessing of the Animals!

Bring your pets to outdoor worship at at 8:00 and 10:00 a.m. Drop-in blessings in the garden at 9:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Download the bulletin for Sunday, October 1, 2023.

For In Person Worship: The nursery is open from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.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. 

Holy Week and Easter at St. John’s

Children’s Holy Week Wednesday, April 5
6:00 p.m. Interactive worship; Supper included. If you have not yet RSVP’d please text Kara at 773.960.1889.

Maundy Thursday April 6
Download the bulletin for Thursday, April 6, 2023
7:30 p.m. A beloved service with foot washing, the stripping of the altar, and the watch in the Garden
Join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 865 4187 9057 Passcode: HolyWeek or watch via Facebook live

Good Friday April 7
12:00 p.m. Stations of the Cross
Gather in the garden, walk in the neighborhood is about 2 hours (not online)

7:30 p.m. Good Friday choral service with the adoration of the cross
Download the bulletin for Friday, April 7, 2023
Join via Zoom. Meeting ID: 865 4187 9057 Passcode: HolyWeek or watch via Facebook live

Easter Vigil  April 8
8:00 p.m. RSVP to carpool to St. James Cathedral by texting Kara at 773.960.1889.

NEW! THREE SERVICES ON EASTER SUNDAY!
Easter Sunday April 9

8:00, 9:30, 11:00 a.m.
Download the bulletin for Sunday, April 9.
Peanut-free Easter Egg Hunt in the garden following the 9:30 service! Please bring an empty basket.
Join via the usual Sunday 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.

Worship with St. John’s

Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Art by Scott Gustafson.

Ash Wednesday Worship at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Download the bulletin for 5:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday.
Download the bulletin for 7:30 p.m. Ash Wednesday.

For In Person Worship Masks are optional. Childcare provided at both services.

For Online Worship Join with the Zoom link. Meeting ID: 812 9424 2540 Password: Ashes 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.

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.