As Episcopalians, we are followers of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.We strive to love our neighbors as ourselves and respect the dignity of every person.
Our liturgy retains ancient structure and traditions, and is celebrated in many languages.
We welcome men and women, married or celibate, to be ordained as bishops, priests, and deacons.
We believe in amendment of life, the forgiveness of sin, and life everlasting.
Lay people exercise a vital role in the governance and ministry of our Church.
Holy Communion may be received by all baptized Christians, not only members of the Episcopal Church.
We uphold the Bible and worship with the Book of Common Prayer.
We affirm that committed relationships are lifelong and monogamous. Episcopalians also recognize that there is grace after divorce and do not deny the sacraments to those who have been divorced.
We affirm that issues such as birth control are matters of personal informed conscience.
We celebrate our unity in Christ while honoring our differences, always putting the work of love before uniformity of opinion.
All are welcome to find a spiritual home in the Episcopal Church.
Where Will I Find a Seat? When you first arrive you will find us to be a friendly, welcoming group of people. A greeter will welcome you and an usher will provide you with a bulletin. You may sit anywhere you want. If you want assistance or if we're unusually full (such as Easter or Christmas services), an usher will be happy to find seating for you.
Bring the Kids For our 10:00 a.m. Sunday service, we have Sunday School for youth. You will soon see that we honor children and consider it a privilege to be able to be able to show them how much God loves them through the care and instruction that we provide.
Dress Casual or… The first thing you’ll notice about us is that we are by no means strictly a suit and tie church. Sure, some folks feel more comfortable dressing in a more formal manner, and that’s great. But you’ll see people in shorts, sandals, and jeans; you name it, we have it. At St. John's, we are not concerned with how you dress, we are concerned that you belong.
What About Communion? Holy Eucharist (also called Communion or the Lord’s Supper) is an integral part of our worship service and is offered to all baptized Christians. If you don’t want to receive Communion, we still invite you to come forward with the people around you and receive an assurance of God's blessing from our priest. Simply cross your arms over your chest to let us know you will not be partaking of the Communion bread and wine. Learn more about how we worship.
God is doing great things here at St. John's, and we hope, after you have spent some time with us, that you will come back and worship with us again and again!