St. John’s has the reputation as a parish with “great liturgy.” We celebrate Holy Communion every Sunday at both morning services and on Thursday mornings at the healing service. We use many different forms, from the traditional formats in the Book of Common Prayer to those from the New Zealand Prayer Book, "Enriching Our Worship" and from the Iona Community in Scotland. In addition, we use prayers that have been written by our rector, Linda Northcraft. Our hymns are from the Hymnal 1982, Wonder, Love and Praise, My Heart Sings Out, Lift Every Voice and Sing II, Gatherd, One Voice and the music composed for Iona by The Rev. John Bell. Our music ranges from the traditional to contemporary, bluegrass and Celtic.
All ages participate in the worship, including youth, as readers, eucharistic ministers, choir members, musicians and acolytes. The entire service is printed word for word in a bulletin, so that visitors may easily follow and participate in the service.
We wecome children and infants under the age of 4 and the following options are available Sunday mornings:
- Nursery - Fully licensed daycare supervision is offered in a bright nuturing environment from 9:15 am Sunday morning until 11:00 am when children join their families for Eucharist.
- Cry Room - This is a welcoming space for families to use at their discretion during the worship service. This room provides a changing table, toys and chairs for families to use along with a sound proof windows and speaker system which allows adults to follow the ongoing worship service.
In addition to the healing ministry offered at the two services of Holy Communion on Sunday, St. John's offers a healing service on Thursday at 11 am and the Circle of the Spirit, a contemplative prayer service, on Tuesday at 6:00 pm in the library.
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