This ministry helps to nurture our congregation by filling out and sending birthday and anniversary cards. Cards are provided each month and can be sent from the comfort of your home.
Cursillo is a life-changing weekend designed to raise up people of the church and give them tools to share the Good News with those in their communities through a dedicated life of piety, study, and action.
The Healing Service Ministry is where we pray for those who are sick or in need of healing by bringing them into the healing presence of Jesus so they can be healed and reconciled to God. Healing prayer ministers do not heal; God does the healing. Our job is to listen, love, and pray with those in need and to be God’s hands in the world.
Newcomers Welcome Ministry
Newcomers ministry welcomes and shares the love of Christ and St. John’s with those new to our church family. We do this in many ways — including note writing, giving tours of our church facilities, and hosting various newcomers events.
We meet the third Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m. for fellowship while we knit and crochet shawls for those in need of healing and comfort, and blankets for infant baptism. We are looking to expand our group and will teach anyone interested.
We are a group connected, as a chain, in prayer for the needs of others. Requests are received from members and that information is sent by email to all enrolled in the Prayer Chain. You may pray wherever and whenever it is convenient for you. Members feel strongly in the power of prayer and are blessed by a spiritual connection with those in need.
St. John’s offers Stephen Ministry to provide confidential one-on-one Christian care to our people who are going through a difficult time. A Stephen Minister is a well-trained caregiver who listens, cares, prays, encourages, and offers the love of Christ during a time of need. A Stephen Minister is the Caregiver, God is the Cure Giver.
Dessert & Discussion
All ladies are welcome to join us . We meet the second Monday evening of the month at the home of Noreen Hendley to share fellowship and grow in our faith.
Family Faith Night Family
Faith Night connects families and young adults for community and conversation. These relationships are built through monthly get-togethers, small groups, and Christian Education offerings.
Food, fun, and fellowship! The Lunch Bunch meets the second Wednesday of each month to eat and share fellowship at various restaurants around town.
Men of St. John’s
“Connecting, Growing, and Serving as Brothers in Christ” The Men of St. John’s group is open to all men of the parish and the wider community who desire to connect, grow, and serve Christ together. Our informal meeting format typically involves fellowship, food, discussion, community service, and a short devotional or teaching lesson.
Our ministry is made of helping hands and servant hearts. We serve and welcome others by sharing sweet blessings of food and drink between services. We welcome friends, family, neighbors, and strangers with room for everyone at our table. “He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.” Proverbs 11:25
Adult Christian Education
Our Christian Education programs provide offerings throughout the year that nurture us as we grow spiritually, and follow the Way of Christ in becoming disciples so that we may lead others. Diverse topics include foundation classes, small group Bible or book studies, social justice issues, and theology & church history. Classes are offered Sundays in between services, as well as weekday mornings, afternoon and evening. Volunteer presenters are always welcome, whether you feel led to present a single class or facilitate a multi-week class.
Children’s Sunday School Volunteers
Consider using your talents and time to nurture, pass the faith, and have fellowship with young people. Teachers and assistants are needed for Sunday mornings (lesson plans/supplies provided). You do not need to have teaching experience.
Men’s Bible Study
Operating at St. John’s for (at least) 30 years, this group meets weekly on Thursday mornings via Zoom at 7:30 a.m. The study focuses on the
lectionary readings for the following Sunday.
Women’s Bible Study
The group meets every Thursday morning in the Parish Hall at 9:30 a.m. The study is led by the group and is a great way for women of all ages to connect and share their faith.
St. John’s 101
A 10-week class designed to help understand the Episcopal Church and how we at St. John’s live into the vision and mission to which God calls us. This is informative for life-long Episcopalians and those wanting to learn more about this denomination and its spiritual depth. Anyone interested in joining St. John’s or being Confirmed, Received, or Reaffirming their faith, in the Episcopal Church should take this class.
Weekly Bible Study with Rev. Lucy Strandlund
Each Wednesday at 10 a.m. on Zoom we look at the readings for the upcoming Sunday. We study the texts, their background, and what they mean for us today. Join us for lively conversation, questions, and prayer!
CHILDREN & YOUTH MINISTRIES
Children’s Sunday School
Children’s Sunday School is offered for children preschool through 5th grade from 10-10:50 am on most Sundays. Preschoolers through 1st grade meet in the Children’s Gathering Space at 10 am while older children meet in their upstairs Sunday school classrooms. This year our theme is “Diary of a Godly Kid,” our song is “Peace like a River” and our overarching scripture is Matthew 5:9. This first semester, upper grades will explore The Nicene Creed while younger children will use various activities with focus on The Lord’s Prayer. Our Sunday school teachers work very hard to provide a loving, creative, and active experience for children to recognize how much God loves us and how we are called to love each other. Our teachers are required to pass a background check and attend Safeguarding Our Children classes.
6th-12th Grade Sunday School and Youth Group
Sunday School classes are every Sunday from 10-10:50 a.m. in the youth room. Focused on formation, service, and fun, twice-monthly Youth Group gatherings will be planned for students.
Youth Group Adult Volunteer
Adults are needed to assist with youth activities, Sunday School and transportation to various events. The youth group is open to all incoming 6th – 12th graders. Parents are encouraged to be involved.