Sunday Morning Prayer
Before this pandemic, If you ask people what keeps them coming to St. John’s, nine times out of ten the response is: “The worship, the music, the sincerity of the worship”. “It’s real. It’s authentic. The people really pray and sing together!”. When we gather here to worship God, people really show up, bringing their entire selves, souls, and bodies, to be enveloped by God’s presence. We invite you to join us in receiving the love that God is sharing with us and through us.
Even during this time of pandemic, St John’s remains committed to beautiful and meaningful liturgy. We meet for Sunday Morning Prayer at 10:15 every Sunday morning. With images, words and our own choir and organ music, this Sunday morning prayer service will feel familiar in many ways and obviously different in other ways. We still chant the psalms, listen to the Word led by different people, be encouraged with a homily and have an opportunity to pray for ourselves, our church and our world.
One of the differences is that we break out into breakout rooms with about four other people to reflect on the homily together. This gives us an opportunity to connect with others in a more intimate way. Another difference is the beautiful artwork displayed throughout the prayer service–providing a kind of sermon with images. And familiar in some ways, but obviously different, is the conversations and announcements at the end of the service–coffee and social time after the service.
Join us on Sunday morning as we worship God together, separately. We look forward to the day we can share the Eucharist again in person, but in the meantime, may God bless us in this work–this liturgy–of God’s people.
Our small, but mighty choir leads us into the final prayer of the day, the Compline, at 8:30pm every Sunday night. It is a great way to end the night and to have a beautiful and moving experience.