All Services listed take place in the main church, unless signs direct otherwise.
St. John’s is also open for prayer Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. You are welcome to stop by during the week for private prayer, or meditation, or to enjoy a moment of quiet.
8:00 am Holy Eucharist – no music
10:00 am Holy Eucharist with organist and choir providing musical accompaniment throughout the service.
Upcoming Service Time Changes on Feb. 2 and Feb. 16
There will be only one Service at 9 am. The Annual Meeting will follow at 10:15am.
Bishop’s visit with Confirmation. There will be only one service at 10 am.
All are Welcome!
Wednesday’s at St John’s
The new year is often a good time to try something new. Wednesdays at St. John’s are full of opportunities for Prayer, Communion, and Formation to which everyone is invited. The schedule below includes details about each offering. If you would like more information, please feel free to contact Ben Durfee in the office by email or at the church’s main phone number 413-584-1757.
Lectio Divina | Wednesdays at 11:00AM
What might it mean to read the Bible in a divine way that speaks to more than just your head, but speaks deeply into your whole being? Each Wednesday at 11am this group engages with one of the lectionary readings (Revised Common Lectionary) for the day using the monastic practice of lectio divina, or divine reading. This is followed by Noonday Prayer.
Holy Eucharist with Healing Prayers | Wednesdays at 12:15PM
All are welcome to this mid-week Holy Eucharist service on Wednesdays at 12:15PM in the Chapel (located at the front right side of the church). The service is about an hour long and includes communion and special prayers and anointing for healing.
Centering Prayer | Wednesdays at 6:30PM
Centering Prayer, a Christian form of meditation, opens us to the action of the Spirit within and offers a deepening relationship with God. We meet on an ongoing basis, Wednesday morning at 10:30am in First Churches’ parlor and also at 6:30pm at St. John’s Church in the small conference room. If you have not joined us before, please try to come about 15 minutes early for some brief instructions, or you can contact Kathryn at email@example.com .
Emmaus | Wednesdays at 6:00PM (Potluck) and 7:00PM (Study)
Our Emmaus Group meets weekly on Wednesdays save for the first Wednesday of each month—at 6 PM for a potluck supper and continuing at 7 for an hour of study. The group meets in the large conference room in the Parish Hall.
At its sessions on January 22, and 29, Rev. Julianne, who is a Contemplative Outreach presenter of Centering Prayer, will be leading us in learning and experiencing this form of Christian meditation based upon the medieval spiritual classic The Cloud of Unknowing.
Taizé| first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Taizé is an ecumenical form of worship characterized by an elegant simplicity. Prayer consists of sung chants, short Scripture readings, and periods of silence. It takes place in a candlelit setting.
Taizé Service Schedule
Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 7 pm
Wednesday, March 3, 2929 at 7 pm
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 7 pm
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