PATH TO MEMBERSHIP

All are welcome! We are thankful for your interest in St. John’s Episcopal Church in New Braunfels, Texas.

MEET WITH OUR CLERGY

Feel free to schedule an appointment directly with Father Ripp Hardaway
or Rev. Lucy Strandlund. Fr. Ripp responds quickest to text messages.
Email: [email protected] | Cell: (361) 633-9225 | Office: (830) 625-2532
Email: [email protected] | Office: (830) 625-2352

Ripp Hardaway

Rector

Lucy Strandlund

Curate

ATTEND ST. JOHN'S 101

St. John’s 101 is a 10-week course designed for those new to the church
or for those who are lifelong Episcopalians that desire to be Baptized,
Confirmed, Received, or Reaffirmed. During this class, Fr. Ripp will
review what it means to be an Episcopalian and discuss the history and
mission of St. John’s Episcopal Church.

This class is currently being held on Zoom only.

ATTEND A NEWCOMERS DINNER

A newcomers dinner is a small informal gathering held at parishioners’
homes to welcome a group of new members.

Out of an abundance of caution, Newcomers Dinners are postponed until
further notice.

TURN IN A NEW MEMBER CARD

Parishioner contact information is essential for the church office. New
members must complete and submit the form which provides information
such as an address, email, phone, birthdays, and anniversaries.
Complete and submit an Everybody (In!) Together Ministry Pledge Card
and an Estimate of Giving Card. Completing these cards symbolizes a
commitment of time, talent, and treasure to be offered to God through the
church. For more information, the Everybody (In!) Together Booklet is
available online, in the office, in Newcomers packets, and the Narthex on
Sundays, as are the Everybody (In!) Together Pledge Card and an
Estimate of Giving Card.

PARTICIPATE IN NEW MEMBER LITURGY

A new member liturgy is a short liturgy in which new member candidates
commit to making St. John’s their church. The congregation also commits
to welcoming new members and all they bring to this community of faith.
This usually follows the completion of a St. John’s 101 class and takes
place during a Sunday worship service.

TRANSFER, BAPTISM, AND CONFIRMATION

Contact the church office to discuss and schedule a transfer of
membership, Baptism, or Confirmation. The church office may be reached
Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at [email protected] or
(830) 625-2532. For an urgent request, please contact Fr. Ripp Hardaway
at (361) 633-9225.