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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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We extend a warm welcome to all visitors! Connect with us through our weekly newsletter The Fledgling, or scroll down to Happening Now.

 

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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.
 
 

Volunteer to help at Loaves & Fishes

Loaves and Fishes needs volunteers! Help greet and provide meals to the hungry.

Lunch is served Monday, Wednesday and Friday; dinner is served Tuesday and Thursday. Shifts are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00-11:30 and 11:15-2:15; and Tuesday and Thursday 2:00-5:00 and 4:45-7:45.

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 info@loaves.org with Volunteering in the subject line or call 607-272-5457 if you can help or are interested in learning more.

Liturgical Season

The season of Pentecost is the longest season in the Church year. It begins the Monday following the Day of Pentecost and lasts until the season of Advent begins. It may include as many as 28 Sundays, depending on the date of Easter. This includes Trinity Sunday which is the First Sunday after Pentecost, when we are reminded that God is a Triune God, in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit), but just one God.

The Book of Common Prayer (BCP) provides proper collects and readings for the other Sundays of the season, which are numbered and designated for use on the Sundays which are closest to specific days in the monthly calendar. For example, Proper 3 is designated for use, if needed, on the Sunday closest to May 25. Proper 29 is designated for use on the Sunday closest to Nov. 23.

This period is also understood by some as “ordinary time,” a period of the church year not dedicated to a particular season or observance. The word “ordinary” comes from the word “ordinal”, which simply means “ordinary time” is “counted time”. The season of Pentecost is often referred to as the non-festival half of the church year because during this time the Christian Church does not celebrate a major festival commemorating the life of Jesus. During the season of Pentecost, the Christian Church focuses on the teachings of Jesus.

Happening Now!

Transition Update! – The search committee for the next rector of St. John’s has been formed by the vestry.  The committee has created a survey as a tool for gathering information and updating our Church Profile.  See the Fledgling for a link to the survey, or get a hard copy at the church!

Sunday School is April 21! – Godly Play is offered monthly in the Children’s Chapel. Find us inside the red door off the parking lot. Join us at 10:15AM. We will return to the big church during the Peace. All children, with or without their caregivers, and newcomers always welcome! Contact the office or Florianna Blanton (the church office can supply her email address) to learn more.

Adult Education: Adult Education meets on Sundays in the parish hall at 9:15 am. We are currently discussing Bishop DeDe’s podcast, “Speaking of Faith.” Listen to episode 9, “Honoring the Creator in Each Other: A Special Episode for Trans Awareness Week and Trans Day ” and then come join the discussion. New participants always welcome!

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.

  • Laundry Love 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.