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Liturgy of Welcome

St. John’s strives to be a warm, welcoming, and inclusive community, and we want you to know that wherever you are in your faith journey, you are welcome here!    

Perhaps you are considering becoming a member, but still have some questions about what membership means at St. John’s. If so, we are here for you. Please let the Rev. Anne Derse, Deacon, or the Rev. Sari Ateek, Rector, know, and they will be happy to meet and talk with you.     

Or perhaps you’ve gotten to know us and have recently joined or are ready to join! If so, we’d be delighted to welcome you and introduce you to the parish through our Liturgy of Welcome to be held at each service on Sunday, February 9. This brief Liturgy is our way of recognizing and celebrating our new members, and we invite you to participate!     

Please let Anne know by February 3rd if you’d like to join in the Liturgy on February 9th. You can reach me Anne at We look forward to welcoming you!