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 series of ten classes that can be joined at any time throughout the semester. This class is designed to help those new to this church become familiar with St. John’s Episcopal Church and The Episcopal Faith. This is also the class needed if you are seeking to be Confirmed, Received or Reaffirmed into the Episcopal faith. For more info, contact Rev. Ripp Hardaway at (361) 633-9225, or email [email protected] .

Our next class will begin on September 19 and is offered in-person and on Zoom.

ATTEND A NEWCOMERS' EVENT

All newcomers are invited to attend the Newcomers' Luncheon with our Welcome Team on Sunday, September 19 at 12:15 p.m. It will be outside on the patio and in the breezeway. RSVP to [email protected]

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 a "Growing Together" Ministry Pledge Card (following event on September 12, 2021)
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. The Growing Together Booklet with information about our many ministries is
available online, in the office, in Newcomers packets, and the pews on
Sundays.

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.

Our next Newcomers Liturgy will take place on September 26, 2021.

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.