We 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.
Let 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.
The Epiphany Season lasts four to nine weeks, from the Feast of the Epiphany (Jan. 6) through the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. The length of the season varies according to the date of Easter. The gospel stories of this season describe and celebrate the various manifestations, or “epiphanies,” of Jesus’ divinity – the coming of the Magi, his baptism, and the Wedding at Cana. The coming of the Magi is celebrated on the Epiphany. The Baptism of our Lord is observed on the Sunday after Epiphany. The gospels for the other Sundays of the Epiphany season describe the wedding at Cana (where Jesus miraculously changed water into wine), the calling of the disciples, and various miracles and teachings of Jesus. The Last Sunday after the Epiphany is always devoted to the Transfiguration. Jesus’ identity as the Son of God is dramatically revealed in the Transfiguration gospel, as well as the gospel of the baptism of Christ. We are called to respond to Christ in faith through the showings of his divinity recorded in the gospels of the Epiphany season.
Coming up: Loaves and Fishes has invited the parish of St John’s to dinner with the L&F community on Feb 2. Come join us for some fellowship, a free (tasty!) meal, and a wonderful time with our partners in ministry. Doors open at 5pm, dinner is served at 5:30pm.
Mark your calendars! St. John’s is hosting a theatrical production on February 10 at 7pm. Mark Twain’s Adam and Eve is a satirical look at a familiar story from the Bible and will be entertaining for all. Tickets available at the door for $10, and all proceeds will go to support the church. Join us for a night of hilarious theater and lovely refreshments afterwards!
Starting January 29th, we will have a Episcopal 101 class starting! This will be right after the 10:30 am service (you can grab coffee and a snack and head to the Chapman room for class) This is 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org