Holy Week Services
Holy Week continues with our Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter services. And don't forget the Eggstravaganza Potluck and Egg Hunt on Easter Sunday! The service times for Easter Sunday are:
- 7:30 a.m. - Holy Eucharist in the Church
- 9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist in the Church
- 11:00 a.m. - Family Service and Holy Eucharist in the Church
Click here for a full Holy Week schedule (including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday) that you can print and hang on your refrigerator.
"... remain here and stay awake with me" (Matt. 26:38b)
This year we will have a Maundy Thursday/Good Friday Silent Watch in the chapel at St. John's. At the conclusion of the Maundy Thursday service, blessed elements of bread and wine will be carried in solemn procession into the chapel and placed on the altar, along with green plants reminiscent of the Garden of Gethsemane. Then we will begin a series of one-hour shifts from 9 p.m. Thursday to 12 noon on Good Friday, the following day. In this way, we may be present with Jesus in the garden on his last night, waiting and watching with him as he asked his disciples to do.
Lenten Supper Series 2014: "Painting the Stars"
"When I have a terrible need of - dare I say, "religion"? - then I go outside at night and paint the stars." - Vincent Van Gogh
We've had such a great time with St. John's 2014 Lenten Supper Series, Painting the Stars, that we're going to continue for two more weeks -- Wednesday, April 16th and Wednesday, April 23rd -- so that we can finish the whole series of DVDs. The series celebrates the communion of science and Christian spirituality and includes presentations from leading theologians and progressive thinkers. Participants have access to a downloadable/printable participant reader written by evolutionary theologian Bruce Sanguin.
We will change the format a bit for these two extra sessions. Each evening will begin with (optional) Evensong in the chapel at 6 p.m. followed by a POTLUCK supper in the parish hall at 6:30 p.m. (Please bring a dish to share!) The program will run from 7-8 p.m. The two remaining topics are:
- Imagining a Future
- An Evolving Spirituality: Mysticism
The basic format for each session includes conversation around the readings, a 20-minute video presentation, and guided discussion. Facilitators Bill Ashworth, Joe Domko, and Diane Wells will provide the interesting - and possibly challenging! - discussion questions. You will provide the interesting and challenging discussion!
Childcare will be provided.
Roots of Injustice, Seeds of Change
On Sunday, April 27th, 7-9 p.m., St. John's is hosting a workshop designed to begin to take us toward right relationship with America's native peoples. Through a participatory exercise, the class will trace the historic and ongoing impacts of the Doctrine of Discovery, a 15th century justification for the European subjugation of non-Christian peoples and the theft of native people's lands. Please joinn us for this this interesting workshop. For more information, contact the church office.
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