Worship

During Covid: When at Purple:
Sunday Worship –Streamed Live on Facebook from St. John’s Lodi at 9:30 a.m. – This service is live on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/stjojnslodi/ (with a later upload to our YouTube page). Remember to download the bulletin via the Thursday Epistle or from the parish website, it will help you navigate through the parish’s sound quality. If you experience streaming (not sound) difficulties, it is helpful for us to know, so please leave a message at the church office about what you experienced.
 
When Red:
We stream live from St. John's Lodi at 9:30 am with 25% indoor seating available.  Please contact the office if you plan on attending so we can have a count (209-369-3381 or stjohnslodi@sbcglobal.net).  There will NOT be any Sunday School Services offered.
 
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St. John's offers one service on  Sunday's at  9:30 a.m., followed by a coffee hour.  Children are welcomed to our Nursery and Children's formation and may join the congregation for Eucharist.  The congregation and visitors appreciate that we print the entire service in the Sunday bulletin, making it much easier for people to participate.

 
St. John's has a rich tradition of music.  Many musical offerings elevate the worship experience with "hymns and spiritual songs."  Our new choir director has taken leadership of our choir, which practices weekly and serves each Sunday from September to June.  Our pianist and organist enhance this joyful avenue of worship. 
 
The laity play an important role in our worship services.  Our acolyte program is composed of both youth and adult members, and included a crucifer and two torchbearers in the services.  A lector conducts the readings of the Old Testament and psalm, while a Eucharistic Minister reads the New Testament reading and Prayers of the People. 
 
In support of worship, we have a talented Designer Guild that creates all the floral arrangements for regular services, as well as for wedding, memorial or any celebration.  Our dedicated Altar Guild and Linen Ladies maintain the Sacristy and ensure our altar is always prepared for the Sacred Feast.  Bread for the Eucharist is baked by our Bread Bakers Guild. 
 
Special celebrations are scheduled throughout the year, such as Holy Week and Christmas.  Our monthly newsletter includes announcements and special activities which may be viewed from our website.