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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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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.

Happening Now!

Daily Morning Prayer: Monday-Thursday 9:30am on FB & YouTube
Adult Education: Sunday 9:15am in Parish Hall and on Zoom
Episcopal 101: After the 10:30am service in the Chapman room – a class for folks who want to be confirmed or received into the Episcopal church when the bishop visits, or just want to learn more about the Episcopal church.
Lenten Series: Starts 2/23/23! Dinner w/ Loaves & Fishes – doors open 5pm, hot food service 5:30pm. Class begins 6:15pm in the Nave.
Laundry Love

  • is doing more laundry than ever before!  If you would like to help out, and do someone’s laundry, let the office know.
  • needs extra tote/grocery bags so guests can carry their things home in comfort! If you have spare grocery/tote bags (those fabric-ish ones you pay 5 cents for are perfect) bring them by the church!
  • the Dignity Pantry provides hygiene items, socks, underwear, and other necessities to our guests who come to Loaves and Fishes and Laundry Love. The Dignity Pantry is running low on detergent, diapers, shampoo, toothpaste, and other hygiene necessities.

Liturgical Season

Beginning February 22, Ash Wednesday, we are in the season of Lent, wherein 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). Lent begins on Ash Wednesday and ends before Easter Sunday. Lent lasts for 40 days, in commemoration of the 40 days Jesus spent fasting in the desert. The last three days of Lent are the sacred Triduum of Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday. The liturgical color for the season of Lent is purple, the color of humility, penance, and wisdom that comes from inward discernment.


Bread for the World Offering of Letters 2023 – Building a Healthy, Equitable, and Sustainable Food System via the Farm Bill

The farm bill is legislation that is critical to ending hunger in the U.S. and internationally. As Congress renews our food and farm programs through the farm bill, please write or email your representatives and urge them to support legislation that builds healthy, equitable, and sustainable food systems.

The 2023 Farm Bill will likely cost more than $600 billion over five years. SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), formerly known as food stamps, makes up a big part of the Farm Bill. In 2023, the Bread for the World Offering of Letters advocates for Farm Bill programs that address:
NUTRITION: increasing access to healthy food in the U.S., as well as enhancing global maternal and child nutrition.
EQUITY: expanding access to SNAP among marginalized populations, and supporting self-governance and food sovereignty for Tribal Nations.
SUSTAINABILITY: keeping food out of landfills by increasing support for post-harvest food recovery efforts, and tackling the threat to food security posed by extreme weather.

Write Your Representatives – Make sure to personalize your letters! Our representatives receive hundreds of letters a day and personalized letters matter. For your letter or email to stand out, tell a personal story or anti-hunger work you and St. John’s are doing. Tell your representative why ending hunger means something to you as a person of faith.
Sample Letter for Senator Charles Schumer
Sample Letter for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand
Sample Letter for Representative Marc Molinaro
Sample General Letter for your Representatives
Email your Representatives

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 recently retired people to engage in our community in a meaningful and very helpful way or for people wishing to gain experience in the hospitality industry.

If interested, please simply come to our back kitchen door at the St. John’s Church on the corner of Buffalo and N.Cayuga Streets or call 272-5457 or email