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Alleluia! The Lord is risen! Happy Easter!
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St. John’s offers Sunday and weekday worship services ONLINE
All are welcome to worship with us at any time, day or night!
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.
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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.
Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, which occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion at Calvary. It is the culmination of the Passion of Jesus, preceded by Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. Faith in Jesus’ resurrection on the third day following his crucifixion is at the heart of Christian belief.
Easter Day is the annual feast of the resurrection, the pascha or Christian Passover, and the eighth day of cosmic creation. Easter sets the experience of springtime next to the ancient stories of deliverance and the proclamation of the risen Christ. In the west, Easter Day occurs on the first Sunday after the full moon on or after the vernal equinox. Easter is linked to the Jewish Passover by much of its symbolism, as well as by its position in the calendar; following Jewish custom, the feast begins at sunset on Easter Eve with the Great Vigil of Easter.
Easter season lasts fifty days, from Easter Eve (April 8 this year) through the Day of Pentecost (May 28). During this season there is no fasting. The word “alleluia” (praise the Lord) is said or sung repeatedly, which contrasts sharply with the season of Lent when the alleluia is omitted. The color of liturgical vestments and hangings is white or gold. The BCP notes that it is customary for the Paschal candle to burn at all services of the Easter season. The “Alleluia, alleluia” may be added to the dismissals and their responses during the Great Fifty Days.
Daily Morning Prayer: Monday-Thursday 9:30am on FB & YouTube
Adult Education: Sunday 9:15am in Parish Hall and on Zoom
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.
- 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.
Volunteer to help at Loaves & Fishes
Loaves and Fishes needs volunteers! As of May 2,2022 Loaves & Fishes has resumed in-person dining 5 days/week (with social distancing and other COVID precautions in place).
Lunch is served Monday, Wednesday and Friday; dinner is served Tuesday and Thursday.
Volunteers are needed, especially for the 2:30-5:00 pm and 4:45-7:45 pm shifts on Tuesday and Thursday. You must be fully vaccinated to volunteer and wear a mask at all times in the building.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with Volunteering in the subject line or call 607-272-5457 if you can help or are interested in learning more.