Worship Ministries

Breaking bread together is at the heart of our identity as Episcopalians. It is a central part of the rhythm of our lives at St. John’s to gather each Sunday as we worship God together, engage scripture with our hearts and minds, seek hope and guidance through prayer, and offer our gifts of thanksgiving.

What We Do

  • Gather and break bread together during regular worship services.
  • Worship together as a community on holy days throughout the year, such as Christmas, Easter, and other special days and observances.
  • Recognize life events, such as birth, marriage, and death, as a worship community.

How You Can Get Involved

  • Participate in worship: Most parishioners at St. John’s attend early morning, mid-morning, virtual, or afternoon services on Sunday. At all of our in-person services, the bread and wine of Holy Communion are available for everyone. At the virtual service, we invite you to bring bread and participate in an Agape Feast.
  • Support worship – during the service: Members of St. John’s actively serve as acolytes (lead the procession and serve at the altar), lectors (read the Scripture), Lay Eucharistic Ministers (bear the chalices at communion), and Healing Prayer Ministers (offer healing touch and prayers). Many members sing and play bells and other instruments as members of our Music Ministries. Others welcome visitors and parishioners as ushers and greeters. Our virtual attenders participate by leading the candle lighting prayer or reading other parts of the service.
  • Support worship – prepare for services: Members of St. John’s support our worship through their work with the Altar Guild or Flower Guild (or both!), and by providing support for weddings and funerals.