Our annual Diocesan Synod was held June 13-14 in Roanoke, VA. Bill Garrett and Fr. Rob attended, representing St. John’s. Both Bill and Fr. Rob were encouraged and uplifted by the Synod, especially the open discussion held at the end of the Friday business session as well as the several small group and one-on-one discussions … [Read more…]
Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, is Wednesday, March 6. Ash Wednesday is one of the two fasting days of the year, the other being Good Friday. Jesus Himself recommended and practiced fasting (Matthew 6:16-18, Luke 4:2, Matthew 17:21, Mark 9:29), as did the early Church and faithful Christians in every generation. The general … [Read more…]
St. John’s will observe the birth of our Lord and Savior this year with Masses as follows: Sunday, Dec. 23, Advent 4: 9:00 am Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve: 5:00 pm Tuesday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day: 9:00 am
Saint John’s will once again this year celebrate an Advent/Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols with music by The Harbor String Quartet. Everyone is cordially invited to this free event and special service of Scripture readings narrating the history of our salvation in Jesus Christ and beautiful Christmas music.
Sunday, June 3, 2017 was a banner day for St. John’s. Our bishop came for his annual visit. We celebrated one infant baptism. The bishop confirmed four adults and received one adult into the Church. There were over 65 people in attendance–a record for our parish. Following the liturgy, we had a Nigerian-style luncheon. This … [Read more…]