Sunday Services ~ 8:00 & 10:30 a.m.
Worship Notes for the Season of Lent
From Ash Wednesday through Holy Week, the celebratory word “alleluia” is omitted at all services during hymns, the Breaking of the Bread, and the Dismissal. (It will return at the Great Vigil of Easter and on Easter Day!)
“Reconciliation of a Penitent, or Penance, is the rite in which those who those who repent of their sins may confess them to God in the presence of a priest, and receive the assurance of pardon and the grace of absolution.” (Prayer Book, p. 861) Some Episcopalians find this to be an important component of their Lenten discipline. To see what this liturgy looks like, read pages 446-452 in The Book of Common Prayer. If you would like to schedule a confession, or simply ask for more information, please contact Charlie Brumbaugh.
Please join us for the Sunday Forum in the Parish Hall “between the services” on Sunday mornings at 9:30 a.m. We are discussing the Book of Psalms.
Receiving Communion: All who seek God and a deeper life in Christ are welcome at the Lord’s Table and invited to receive the bread and wine of the Holy Communion.
To receive the bread, please hold your hands out in front of you. To receive the wine, help guide the chalice to your lips. If you prefer, you may dip the bread in the wine and then place it in your mouth. If you do not wish to receive the bread or the wine, you are invited to come forward, cross your hands across your chest, and receive a blessing. (Gluten-free communion wafers are available upon request.)
Home Communion: For those who are home-bound or hospital-bound, one of our clergy or eucharistic visitors would be delighted to bring the Sacrament to YOU! Just let Charlie know.
Ringing the steeple bell is one of the worship traditions at St. John's. After the dismissal and before the postlude, the bell is rung 12 times ~ usually by our youngest worshipers!