Virtual Church Sundays thru Feb 20
We are back to Virtual (only) church for the next few weeks. We will post a video every Sunday with great music, prayers, the readings for the day, and a homily. And hopefully we will be back in person soon! We are all weary and stressed, but the darkest night of the year is now behind us. Every day will be a little brighter from here on out, and God is in this with us. THAT is the great miracle of Christmas! We can be a visible sign of God’s loving presence in the world by finding tangible ways to love and care for one another – even when that sometimes looks like staying home!
Shadow Puppet Christmas Story
Created by the Rev. Gini Gerbasi and narrated by parishioner and actor, Wendi Berman, this is a charming retelling of the Christmas story told in shadow puppets. Enjoy!
Like you, we have missed live music, but we are now delighted to announce our in-person concert series for 2021-2022! Click here to see our four amazing concerts featuring long-time (and always sold-out) favorites VOCES8 and Chanticleer, and newcomers, Imani Winds and Beau Soir!
We are always praying, and are here to pray for and with you. Even during times of community anxiety and concern, know that our prayers are with you, and that God is in this. If you would like to send in a prayer request, click here, or on the “Prayer Request” image and we will get our prayer team on it! And if you need some help or support, please feel free to call the office, and our phone system will patch you through to one of us.
We still want to help you engage with the big stories of our faith which can help you find meaning and insight in these stressful times. One of our tools is our podcast, The Irreverends, where we dig into the Bible readings for the coming Sunday. Episodes are about 30 minutes long, and are usually posted on Thursdays. To listen to the Irreverends, click here (or any time you see our logo).
Helping others is another great way to engage with your faith and with the community. St. Theresa of Avila reminds us that God has no hands on earth now but our’s. Click here or the button below to connect with folks who can help connect what you have to offer with what others might need!
At St. John’s, we do Mission… It’s about feeding our at-risk neighbors with Grate Patrol or Saturday Suppers, supplying space for neighborhood organizations, or providing pastoral care… It’s about loving like Jesus… by being WITH others.
To learn where you are being called, VISIT OUR COMMUNITY MISSION PAGE
It’s easy to be joyful at St. John’s!