Sunday Worship

Come as you are . . .

for informal, family worship at 10:00 a.m. each Sunday. We are a friendly, multi-generational community of faith.

We invite all who love God to join us on Sunday mornings and to help us to spread God’s vision of love, peace and justice in our community. We hope you will feel God’s presence at St. John’s.

 

Sunday Activities

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9:00 a.m.     Choir Rehearsal, Sanctuary
9:30 a.m.     Nursery Care, Ark Room
10:00 a.m.   Worship Service, Sanctuary
10:20 a.m.   Children’s Ministry, Sanctuary then the Sproul Room after the Simple Gospel
11:15 a.m.   Youth Ministry Sproul Room
11:15 a.m.   Coffee Fellowship, Campbell
11:40 a.m.   Adult Education Forum, Fireside Room
11:40 a.m.   Bell Ringers, Room 212, 1st and 3rd Sunday    September – May


When you arrive…

We’ll be there to greet you. As you approach the Sanctuary, an usher will offer you the morning’s bulletin with the order of our service, and may assist you in finding a seat. There is no reserved seating, so when you sit in different spots each time you attend, you’re in for a different worship experience.

In the narthex, the Sanctuary’s lobby area, there are large print copies of the hymns for those who would like them. We have headsets for hearing-impaired – an usher will provide you with one if you need one.

Each Sunday, we announce news important to our church family before the Call to Worship, wherein we prepare our hearts for worship. Other elements of the service include the Passing of the Peace (a time where we are reminded of the grace and peace given to us by God by saying, “The peace of Christ be with you” and responding with “and also with you.”) followed by the Prayers of the People, when worshipers share joys and concerns, observing personal and global needs.

At St. John’s, we believe many forms of music enhance our worship time. Sunday morning music may include songs from the Presbyterian Hymnal, choral music, Southern spirituals, and original compositions. Congregational music is accompanied by piano, the Brombaugh pipe organ, the St. John’s Chancel Choir, the Bell Choir, a chamber ensemble, a dixieland band or guest musicians.

Communion is observed on the first Sunday of each month and all are invited to participate.

Each Sunday, the “Simple Gospel” sermon gives children a special time of their own within the service. If you have children, they are invited to come forward to participate. Following the Simple Gospel, the children and youth attend classes to learn more about God, how to be leaders in the faith and what it means to be a Christian in today’s changing world. Nursery Care, for infants and toddlers, is available in the Ark Room during worship.

Following worship is our Coffee Fellowship, a wonderful time to get hydrated, nourished and to share our lives with one another. The Sunday Forum, St. John’s Adult Education Forum, begins at 11:40 a.m. in the Fireside Room. The Forum addresses local, national and international issues that affect our community.

Issues of the Sermons are available on the brochure stand in the Narthex and on our website, Sermons. Every Sunday, we also collect nonperishable food to stock our food closet for the homeless. Please see an usher, pastor or church member if you have food to donate.