St. John’s is a liturgically traditional church. The 8:00 a.m. service on Sunday morning follows Rite I, and the 10:00 a.m. service alternates Morning Prayer (Rite I) with Holy Communion (Rite II).
For Morning Prayer it is customary for clergy to vest in cassock and surplice. At the Eucharist, an alb is worn with stole. The parish is accustomed to said services vs. sung. A vested adult choir sings at each 10:00 a.m. service. Two children’s choirs and a multi-generational handbell choir also participate in worship on a regular basis.
Preaching is very important to the congregation. Sermons are well-prepared, lectionary-based, and intellectually challenging. Sermons honor questions even as they model the life of faith, inviting us to know God and engage the world.
8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist
10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist or Morning Prayer (see calendar)
10:00 a.m. Sunday School and Children’s Chapel; Nursery Care Provided
5:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist
(Note: there is no 5:00 p.m. service during the summer)