- Recruitment Team Publishes Its Prayers
Having recently successfully concluded its search process leading to the call of the Reverend Susan Pinkerton as fourteenth Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church, the Transition Process "Recruitment Team" has compiled the prayers it used throughout its efforts into a booklet format to share with the Parish. Most prayers were authored by Team Chaplain Wesley Winterbottom, to whom we owe our tremendous gratitude. The Team also thanks Mary Stoughton and the Prayer Team for their deeply-felt prayers of support. Please click to download and enjoy the booklet.
Monday, March 16, 2015
- ST. JOHN'S CALLS FOURTEENTH RECTOR
The Reverend Susan Pinkerton to Start May 1, 2015; First Service To Be Celebrated May 3
Sunday, February 22, 2015
- LETTER FROM INCOMING RECTOR SUSAN PINKERTON
Saturday, February 21, 2015
St. John's is a vibrant parish which comes together in beauty and grace to celebrate and share the gifts of God. We strive, with God's help, to listen, connect, serve and grow.
Easter at St. John's
8:00 a.m. Choral Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Festal Choral Eucharist: Healing prayers offered, Click here for music listing
Regular Sundays at St. John's
8:00 a.m. Spoken Eucharist
10:30 a.m. Choral Eucharist: Healing prayers offered, Click here for music listing
Sunday Forum 9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Click here for weekly forum topic
Church School 9:30 a.m. Click here for weekly Church School topic
During Holy Week, a labryinth will be in the parish hall. Labyrinths are found all over the world and date back thousands of years. Their pattern quiets our inner being so we can hear our own wisdom and the wisdom attempting to reach us. Whether walked or traced in sand, the labyrinth pattern is a powerful tool for reflection, meditation, and a deepter knowledge of the Self. Explanatory material will be available for use at the labyrinth.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week
March 30, 31, and April 1 at 7:00 pm
The Holy Eucharist, with the Gospel stories of Jesus' last days and a short homily.
Maundy Thursday, April 2 at 7:00 pm
A service of thanksgiving for Jesus' institution of the Holy Communion and his command (mandatum) to serve one another. As Jesus washed the feet of his disciples, the clergy will wash the feet of those who come forward. The altar is stripped and crosses veiled for the three days of sorrow ahead. The Youth Choir will sing.
Good Friday, April 3
Good Friday Liturgy at St. John's at 7:00 am
In this service there is no celebration of the Holy Eucharist; communion is from the bread and wine consecrated the night before. The church is bare.
Good Friday Liturgy
Noon at St. John's and 7:00 pm at St. James's, West Hartford Center
The ancient liturgy includes the Passion Gospel and solemn prayers for the world Jesus died to save, along with meditations by the clergy, hymns, and silence.
St. John's and St. James's choirs sing at the evening service.
Holy Saturday, April 4
The Easter Vigil at Christ Church Cathedral with the lighting of the new fire and Baptisms at 7:00 pm
Easter Day, April 5
Come and cry "Alleluia! He is risen!"
The Holy Eucharist with festal music and choir at 8:00 am and 10:30 am
with trumpets and tympani at 10:30 am
Parish office: 860-523-5201