St. John’s Virtual Christmas Fair
December 5-12 | stjohnsnorthampton.org
Silent Auction & Crafts
Like so much of 2020, the St. John’s Christmas Fair will be a little different this year. We’ll miss having you as our guest but hope you’ll “stop in” here, on our website for this virtual event from December 5th to 12th.
View our complete Advent and Christmastide schedule of services here.
Due to the recent rise in Covid 19 cases, and out of loving concern for keeping everyone safe and healthy, we are returning to online Sunday worship only.
8:00 AM – Livestream Holy Eucharist on Facebook
You do not need a Facebook account to join us. This liturgy is also recorded and can be watched at a later time. The service leaflet can be found here (12/06/2020). Our service leaflet is taken from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP). If you prefer to use the BCP, you can use this link for the free online version made available by Church Publishing Inc.
10:00 am – Participatory Worship via ZOOM
We are also now offering a participatory worship service via ZOOM at 10:00 am on Sundays. The secure ZOOM link will be published in the e-Eagle each Friday. If you need the link or need help signing up for the newsletter, please contact Ben in the office.
For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing – signed service
- The Sunday liturgy at the Washington National Cathedral is signed for the deaf and hard of hearing on their website. Closed captioning and signing are found on their YouTube channel. This service begins at 11:15 am. The service is recorded and can be watched at a later time on either site.
Compline each Tuesday & Thursday evening at 7:00 pm
Compline, also know as Night Prayer, or the Prayers at the End of the Day, is the final church service of the day in the Christian tradition. It is descended from the night prayers said before bed at the end of the monastic round of daily prayer. Compline is a simple office including a confession of sins, one or more psalms, a short reading from scripture, versicles and responses, the Lord’s Prayer, collects which ask for God’s protection during the night to come, and the canticle Nunc dimittis
Throughout Advent & Christmastide, we will be offering an evening Compline service with Scripture Reflection on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:00 PM via ZOOM. The ZOOM link can be found in each week’s e-Eagle or by contacting the office the church office by email or at the church’s main phone number 413-584-1757.
Virtual Taizé Service, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Join us online, via ZOOM and on our Facebook page, for our monthly Taizé service. It will take place Wednesday, January 6, 2021 at 7 pm. The link can be found in the e-Eagle or by contacting the office.
Taizé is a contemplative, ecumenical prayer service in the model set by the French village of Taizé.
This prayer service moves along according to a certain rhythm through sung prayers, simple, beautiful music, a time of silence, and spoken and silent prayers. In these pandemic times that have brought so much change and uncertainty to our lives, we invite all to join with us to stop, pray, and listen to the “still, small voice” within.
We understand how important twelve step programs are at a time like this. Currently meetings are restricted to no more than 10 people, as per the Governor’s order that public gatherings be limited to no more than 10 people. Many of the 10 groups that generally meet at St. John’s have made online accommodations for their members. Please use this link to find out more information about how to join a meeting.
Manna continues to serve meals 5 Days a week.
- Monday, 11:30 AM, St. John’s Church, 48 Elm St, Northampton
- Tuesday, 11:30 AM, St. John’s Church, 48 Elm St, Northampton
- Wednesday, 6:00 PM, St. John’s Church, 48 Elm St, Northampton
- Thursday, 11:30 AM, St. John’s Church, 48 Elm St, Northampton
- Saturday, 11:30 AM, St. John’s Church, 48 Elm St, Northampton
All meals will be served as takeout, in keeping with the Governor’s order.
We have extended our serving hours through 1:30 pm to allow our patrons to more easily maintain the recommended 6 feet physical distancing. You do not have to be in line at 11:30 am to assure you get free, hot, and nutritious meals from us. We will have food for you when you come – we promise.
Because we are now living in a changing environment, please also check Manna’s Facebook page for updates.
Manna’s free meals are available to anyone from any community. There are no age restrictions. In these times of school and employment disruptions, know that anyone facing food insecurity is welcome!
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study is meeting each Wednesday at 7 am via Zoom. If you would like to join the discussion, please contact the office for the Zoom login information.
There are many online resources available to us for prayer and study at home during this time. We invite you to review what we know to be available via Zoom, YouTube, Facebook, telephone conference calls, and various websites.
For more information on any of the above, please contact Ben Durfee in the church office by email or at the church’s main phone number 413-584-1757.
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