For Newcomers

Welcomes All!Whether you recently moved to the area, just heard about the Episcopal Church, or are simply looking for a place to worship while you are visiting town, the people of St. John’s welcome you!

If you are searching for a church home, we’d like to invite you to join us for Sunday worship, Morning or Evening Prayer throughout the week, or to be a part of one of our special events.  You can find more information about what is going on at St. John’s by checking out our calendar.

We know that you might be wondering what you’ll find when you come to visit, so here is a little more information about what to expect.

One of the first things that visitors tend to notice is how we worship together.  Our worship, or liturgy, is drawn from The Book of Common Prayer, which is shared among all Episcopal Churches.  Worship at St. John’s is both reverent and beautiful, celebrating God’s presence among us through the ancient rituals of the Christian faith.  If this type of worship is new to you, you can follow along and participate as you feel comfortable using the service bulletin that our greeters will give you when you arrive.  You can also simply be present and let the prayers of the congregation carry you into worship.

St. John's Memorial GardenThough our worship may be formal, our people are less so.  The community at St. John’s is both friendly and welcoming.  We hope that you will stay after worship for coffee hour so that we can get to know one another.

If you ever have any questions about what we believe, why we’re doing one thing or another, or what has drawn us to the community at St. John’s, just ask.  The Episcopal Church is known for welcoming all questions, be they profound or mundane.  If you find yourself wanting to go deeper in your discussions or your discipleship, consider taking part in one of our Christian formation classes.  We have Sunday school for all ages throughout the academic year at 9 AM, as well as more formal theological education classes on Wednesday evenings.

Finally, you can always call our parish office and ask to speak to a member of our staff if there is information that you’d like to know that you can’t find on the website.  We’ll look forward to meeting you, whenever you choose to visit with us.