Category Archives: Ministry and Service Opportunities

Ministry and service opportunities at St. John’s

The Arts at St. John’s & Music Teachers’ Assn. presents:

Young Artist Guild Recital featuring pianist Tayler Hayford on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $7.50 for general admission, $15.00/family. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.

The Arts presents…A Holiday Concert, December 14 at 3:00 p.m.

The Arts at St. John’s will host a Grammy-Award winning guitarist in a holiday concert on Sunday, December 14, at 3:00 p.m. Grammy-Award winning guitarists Mark Hanson and Doug Smith return with Terry Robb to present a concert of holiday classics on acoustic guitar.
They will play and sing Christmas favorites in ways you’ve never experienced; from “Masters in This Hall” to “A Charlie Brown Christmas” medley and Boogie Woogie Jingle Bells. A Great concert for the whole family. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

November 2—Service Schedule Change—One Service at 10:30 A.M.

 Bishop David is Coming for Confirmation

Confirmation 2

One Service

Sunday, November 2 at 10:30 a.m.

Reception Follows

All Souls’ Commemoration

Our local celebration to remember those dearly departed will take place on Sunday, November 9 at both services. This year a formal reading of those buried in the Memorial Garden will be held and new plaques for the garden and columbarium will be blessed in the liturgy. Members of the congregation will have an opportunity to name out loud those loved ones who are now in the nearer presence of God. There will not be a sign up sheet this year, as in the past. -EHB+

Soul Kitchen Dinner, Friday, October 30, 2015

The next Soul Kitchen Dinner will be Friday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m.
Soul Kitchen Dinner – Important Update!
Soul Kitchen Dinner for the months of November and December have been cancelled. The next scheduled dinner is January 29, 2016. The Soul Kitchen Dinner shares a simple, nutritious meal and fellowship with anyone who comes through our door.

Soul Kitchen Dinner, Friday, October 31

The next Soul Kitchen Dinner will be Friday, October 31 at 5:30 p.m. The Soul Kitchen Dinner shares a simple, nutritious meal and fellowship with anyone who comes through our door. It is our hope that the parish will join us the last Friday of each month for food, fellowship, and fun!

The Arts at St. John’s Presents

Contemplation and Conversation Group Forming – Thursdays, September 18, 25

People interested in being part of a contemplative prayer circle are invited to attend sessions being offered Thursdays, September 18 & 25 7:00-8:30 p.m. The group will convened initially by The Rev. Elaine H. Breckenridge. The purpose of the group is to practice quiet prayer (at least twenty minutes of silence) and reflect with others in the group on the prayer experience. This will be a covenanted group, meaning that participants will learn to practice deep listening skills and be comfortable participating in the conversation.

After the initial session, depending on participant’s calendars, the group will continue meeting twice monthly. For questions or additional information, please contact Elaine Breckenridge

St. John’s Choir

St. John’s Parish Choir begins another year of singing on Wednesday,
September 10, from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Our Parish Choir serves weekly at the 10:30 am liturgy, providing music and leadership for that service, but also at special times in the year, like Christmas Eve, Liturgies in Holy Week, Easter and other times. If you are interested in coming, please call (327-1870) or email Randy Knutson (, so we can have music and a choir folder ready for you when you come.

Youth Ministry News

St. John’s is moving forward with its plan to offer two new Christian formation programs for middle and high school youth on Sunday mornings. Both groups will be held following the second service beginning Sunday, September 14. Provided we can get enough volunteers, we plan to provide lunch, or at least a substantial snack every week, at approximately 11:45, before the programs. Both groups will meet together for the meal and then separate into two different age appropriate groupings. Both programs will end at 1:15.
The middle school group (called Rite 13) will meet in the chapel for their program. Carol Foote, Josie Daughrity and Jay and Kathleen Bell have agreed to serve as adult mentors for this program.
The high school group (called J2A) will meet in the Hospitality Room. We will begin with a seven week program featuring confirmation instruction which I will offer, assisted by Deacon Randy Knutson. Steve and Sylvia Augusto have offered to help with this program. It is my hope to find additional adult mentors, as Randy and I cannot lead this program indefinitely.
We need the parish’s support and help for these initiatives. If you can volunteer to be with our teenagers in anyway,
please contact Penny in the church office or Mother Elaine.