A virtual morning prayer service is offered every Sunday at 8am online on our Facebook page. You do not need a Facebook account to join us.
The service leaflet can be found here. 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.
IN-PERSON (RSVP Required)
We are now offering an opportunity to gather for in-person worship under the tent on our front lawn at 10am on Sundays. Masks will be required at all times to keep us safe and hand sanitizer will be available for your use. Communion will be distributed in a safe, socially distanced manner and there will be no congregational singing. We plan to hold worship under the tent rain or shine, so please plan accordingly.
We are asking you to RSVP using this link (9/27 RSVP linked) each week. In order to maintain safe, physical distance we will only be able to accommodate 16 seating areas. Only people of the same household (up to 4) will occupy the same seating area. The RSVP form will close after all 16 seating areas have been reserved. The sign up for the following week will be updated here by Tuesday of each week. If you have any questions, please contact Ben in the office.
For the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
- 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.
We have created a page on our website, which will be devoted to collecting resources for our anti-racism work at St. John’s. We hope you will find this page useful and informative, and as you are called, we hope you can help us build this valuable resource for our community.
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 accomodations for their members. Please use this link to find out more information about how to join a meeting.
The Kind Cafe will now be serving free coffee and baked goods outside of Manna Community Kitchen at St. John’s on Mon., Wed., & Fri., 8-10 am.
The Kind Cafe was a coffee bar started at the Northampton Emergency Homeless Shelter for the residents to be able to have a hot beverage, a snack, and some sense of normalcy, and we are so thankful that we can continue to offer the space for this service, now that the shelter has closed.
Stop by on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings for a hot beverage and a breakfast treat! Everyone is welcome!
Manna continues to serve meals on their usual schedule.
- 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, Edwards Church, 297 Main St, Northampton
- Thursday, 11:30 AM, St. John’s Church, 48 Elm St, Northampton
- Saturday, 11:30 AM, Edwards Church, 297 Main 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.
Emmaus Adult Formation
Emmaus is currently on a hiatus. We will post here when the next meeting will be scheduled.
A small group is currently meeting by Zoom for Lectio Divina and Noonday Prayer on Wednesdays at 11am. The group has committed to regular, weekly attendance, with a maximum size of 8 people. If you are interested in Lectio Divina, contact the office for more information about joining this group or starting another small group.
At this time, St. John’s Wednesday Holy Eucharist & Taize services have been suspended.
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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