Sunday services - Rite I: 8am, Rite II: 10:30am
Christmas Eve (note earlier time for late service)
4pm - Holy Eucharist w/ Carols & Handbells
9:30pm - Musical Prelude
10pm - Festive Choral Candlelight Eucharist
Christmas Day - 10:30am Holy Eucharist w/ Congregational Carols
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St. John’s offers Sunday and midweek worship services.
All are welcome to worship at St. John’s; baptized Christians are welcome to participate in Holy Communion.

About Us

About UsWe are an inclusive, progressive and diverse Christian community, dedicated to loving others as Christ has loved us. We welcome all who wish to join us.
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Newcomers/VisitorsWe extend a warm welcome to all visitors and newcomers! While you’re visiting, please complete a visitor card (at the end of each pew) and place it in the offering plate. We invite everyone to stay after the service for coffee hour in the parish hall.
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Prayer Requests

Prayer RequestsLet us know if you have a prayer request for yourself or someone else, and we’ll include it in our Sunday bulletin. For indefinite requests, please submit a new request each week. If you have a pastoral care emergency, please call our office or email us.

Liturgical Season

 Advent is the first season of the church year, beginning with the fourth Sunday before Christmas and continuing through the day before Christmas. The name is derived from “adventus”, the Latin word for “coming.”
The season is a time of preparation and expectation for the coming celebration of our Lord’s nativity, and for the final coming of Christ “in power and glory.”
Advent is meant to be a time of reflection and a time set aside to renew our connection to Christ.


The Advent Wreath, seen at the front of the Nave during the Advent season, is a circle of greenery, marked by four candles that represent the four Sundays of the season of Advent. An additional candle is lit as each new Sunday is celebrated in Advent. Our Advent wreath includes a white candle in the center known as the “Christ Candle,” which is lit on Christmas Eve.


Happening Now

Read with Adult Forum

Starting Sun., Dec 1, our Adult Forum will discuss "Light of the World: A Beginners Guide to Advent," by Dr. Amy-Jill Levine. Join us  @ 9:15 in the parish hall as our New Year begins with the...

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Volunteer to help at Loaves and Fishes

Regular volunteer help is urgently needed at Loaves & Fishes of Tompkins County for two or more hours every Monday or Friday from 9 am - 2:30 pm. This is a great opportunity for seniors or...

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