Lent: March 6 - April 20
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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.

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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 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.
 
 
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Lent

Early Christians observed “a season of penitence and fasting” in preparation for the Paschal feast, or Pascha (BCP, pp. 264-265). The season now known as Lent (from an Old English word meaning “spring,” the time of lengthening days) has a long history. Originally, in places where Pascha was celebrated on a Sunday, the Paschal feast followed a fast of up to two days. In the third century this fast was lengthened to six days. Eventually this fast became attached to, or overlapped, another fast of forty days, in imitation of Christ’s fasting in the wilderness. The forty-day fast was especially important for converts to the faith who were preparing for baptism, and for those guilty of notorious sins who were being restored to the Christian assembly. In the western church the forty days of Lent extend from Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday, omitting Sundays. The last three days of Lent are the sacred Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. Today Lent has reacquired its significance as the final preparation of adult candidates for baptism. Joining with them, all Christians are invited “to the observance of a holy Lent, by self-examination and repentance; by prayer, fasting, and self-denial; and by reading and meditating on God’s holy Word” (BCP, p. 265).

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St. John’s Adult Forum

Our next adult book study begins March 10 with a Lenten reading and discussion of "Short Stories by Jesus, The Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi" by Amy-Jill Levine (Harper, 2014).  We meet in the Chapman Room at 9:15 am every Sunday except the 3rd Sunday of...