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A New Hymnal

comes to our pews this fall when the “Lift Every Voice and Sing” hymnal joins our current hymnal for use in all our musical services. The LEVAS hymnal, used by Episcopal congregations nationwide, contains music from the African American, Folk, Evangelical, and Gospel traditions compiled under the supervision of the Office of Black Ministries of the Episcopal Church. It includes service music, hymns, spirituals, psalms and gospel songs.

This fine new cultural resource will supplement our beloved Hymnal 1982 and will can be woven into our liturgies to help enrich the ongoing worship life of St. John’s Episcopal Church, broadening the musical experience for all members of and visitors to our congregation.

You have an opportunity to be a part of this important addition to our church by making a donation to the St. John’s Memorial Fund to have a book dedicated in memory of a loved one or in honor of a friend or program. Book plates will be placed in the front of the dedicated books. Use the form linked below or found  in our bulletins to submit your dedication request; and thank you!

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