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Making soup for a community lunchOur vestry has recently updated the pandemic guidelines for our church and those using our facilities. You can find more information here.

Join us for worship throughout the week:

  • Sundays at 8:00am, St. John’s will offer a service in our sanctuary. Please enter through the doors on the corner of State Street and Irvine Avenue. Click here for an 8:00 Worship Bulletin for November 28.
  • Sundays at 10:00am, St. John’s will offer a service in our sanctuary. These services will also be streamed via our Facebook page. Click here for a 10:00am Worship Bulletin for November 28.
  • On most Wednesdays at 5:30pm, St. John’s will be offering a on-line worship via Zoom. These services include scripture readings, a short sermon, and Ron playing piano and leading us in song. You can log in via computer or dial in via phone. This log-in and phone number code will be the code for all of St. John’s on-line worship services going forward. https://zoom.us/j/2607141332 Telephone dial in number is: 646 558 8656, use code 260 714 1332)
  • Ron offers Noonday Prayer, at Noon on Monday-Friday on our Facebook page.(https://www.facebook.com/stjohnssharon/)


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5 hours ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Thursday, Dec 2, 2021

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 121 Levavi oculos

1I lift up my eyes to the hills; *
from where is my help to come?
2My help comes from the LORD, *
the maker of heaven and earth.
3He will not let your foot be moved *
and he who watches over you will not fall asleep.
4Behold, he who keeps watch over Israel *
shall neither slumber nor sleep;
5The LORD himself watches over you; *
the LORD is your shade at your right hand,
6So that the sun shall not strike you by day, *
nor the moon by night.
7The LORD shall preserve you from all evil; *
it is he who shall keep you safe.
8The LORD shall watch over your going out and your coming in, *
from this time forth for evermore.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture 2 Corinthians 5:17-18 If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory forever. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.

Blessed Savior, at this hour you hung upon the cross, stretching out your loving arms: Grant that all the peoples of the earth may look to you and be saved; for your tender mercies' sake.
Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For the 211 service that provides emergency food and other services for all in crisis. For a safe and successful Winterfest sale this Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church. For comfort, peace and healing for Kelly Bee, Abbey, Darla, Barb, Lori and Sonni, Jan, Sandy, Michael, Joe B., Kathleen, Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim, Hugh, and Curt. For Jessica & Paul Senger. For an end to disinformation. For Tyler in Michigan, who although vaccinated, has contracted Covid. For all people affected by the COVID pandemic and a better use of Personal protective actions and use of effective vaccines and boosters. For children and schools, those who can and cannot be vaccinated, and improved protective actions of others. For Connie’s son. For all the victims, family and community affected by the shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan. For an end to all gun violence. For our Nation and her Institutions that they act with reason, equality, liberty and justice for the benefit of all. For relief of the suffering of those facing natural or man-made disasters. For Firefighters and Forest Rangers (especially my Nephew Luke), Police, EMT’s and 1st responders, Nurses, Doctors and Medical Technicians. For our armed forces both here and abroad. For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

God of many names, God beyond all names; the beginning and the end of every story, the meaning of every life; infinite Mystery both hidden and revealed
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O perfect Wisdom, direct and rule the hearts of the leaders and shapers of society, raise up prophets of justice and peace, and empower your people for the holy vocation of repairing the world. May we entrust all our labors to the work of Providence.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O Deliverer, You unlock every door and make a way where there is no way. Set free all who are afflicted or distressed in body, mind or spirit. Resurrect their hope, grant them peace and refreshment, and restore their joy.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O compassionate One, hold us in your mercy: heal the sick, mend the broken, protect the vulnerable, shelter the refugee, strengthen the weary, rescue the lost, and give courage to all who struggle. We pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from The Mission of St Clare online. wikipedia
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1 day ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 119:105-112
Nun Lucerna pedibus meis

105 Your word is a lantern to my feet *
and a light upon my path.
106 I have sworn and am determined *
to keep your righteous judgments.
107 I am deeply troubled; *
preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 Accept, O LORD, the willing tribute of my lips, *
and teach me your judgments.
109 My life is always in my hand, *
yet I do not forget your law.
110 The wicked have set a trap for me, *
but I have not strayed from your commandments.
111 Your decrees are my inheritance for ever; *
truly, they are the joy of my heart.
112 I have applied my heart to fulfill your statutes *
for ever and to the end.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Romans 5:5 The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory forever. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, to direct and rule us according to your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For a safe and successful Winterfest sale this Saturday at St. John’s Episcopal Church. For comfort, peace and healing for Kelly Bee, Abbey, Darla, Barb, Lori and Sonni, Jan, Sandy, Michael, Joe B., Kathleen, Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim, Hugh, and Curt. For Jessica & Paul Senger. For an end to disinformation. For all people affected by the COVID pandemic and a better use of PPE and effective vaccines. For children and schools, those who can and cannot be vaccinated, and improved protective actions of others. For Connie’s son. For an end to all gun violence. For our Nation and Institutions that they act with reason, equality, liberty and justice for the benefit of all. For relief of the suffering of those facing natural or man-made disasters. For Firefighters (especially my Nephew Luke), Police, EMT’s and 1st responders, Nurses, Doctors and Medical Technicians. For our armed forces both here and abroad. For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O Morning Star, bright splendor of the light eternal, illumining all things with your radiance:
Come, enlighten all who sit in darkness, and those who dwell in the shadow of violence and death. Grant us your peace, and teach us to live in the dawn of your unfailing promise.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

God who has come, God who does come, God who is yet to come: Make us an Advent people, ready and alert to welcome and receive You in the stranger’s face, the loving act, the moment of grace, the presence of healing, the birth of possibility, the gift of wonder. Let every heart prepare You room.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O Desire of every heart, the answer to every longing: You are the strong force that draws us into the mystery of love divine. Forgive us those things which distract and delay us, and lead us ever deeper into the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O Emmanuel, God-with-us, You show us the face of divinity, and reveal the fullness of our humanity. Come: renew your creation, restore us all in Christ, and enable us to become who we are, your faithful and loving people. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from The Mission of St Clare online. wikipedia
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2 days ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Tuesday, Nov 30, 2021

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 129 Saepe expugnaverunt

1 "Greatly have they oppressed me since my youth," *let Israel now say;
2 "Greatly have they oppressed me since my youth, *but they have not prevailed against me."
3 The plowmen plowed upon my back *
and made their furrows long.
4 The LORD, the Righteous One, *
has cut the cords of the wicked.
5 Let them be put to shame and thrown back, *
all those who are enemies of Zion.
6 Let them be like grass upon the housetops, *
which withers before it can be plucked;
7 Which does not fill the hand of the reaper, *
nor the bosom of him who binds the sheaves;
8 So that those who go by say not so much as,
"The LORD prosper you. *
We wish you well in the Name of the LORD."

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Romans 5:5 The love of God has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory forever. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.

Heavenly Father, send your Holy Spirit into our hearts, to direct and rule us according to your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For comfort, peace and healing for Kelly Bee, Abbey, Darla, Barb, Lori and Sonni, Jan, Sandy, Michael, Joe B., Kathleen, Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim, Hugh, and Curt. For Jessica & Paul Senger. For an end to disinformation. For all people affected by the COVID pandemic and a better use of PPE and effective vaccines. For children and schools, those who can and cannot be vaccinated, and improved protective actions of others. For Connie’s son. For an end to all gun violence. For our Nation and Institutions that they act with reason, equality, liberty and justice for the benefit of all. For relief of the suffering of those facing natural or man-made disasters. For Firefighters (especially my Nephew Luke), Police, EMT’s and 1st responders, Nurses, Doctors and Medical Technicians. For our armed forces both here and abroad. For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O Morning Star, bright splendor of the light eternal, illumining all things with your radiance:
Come, enlighten all who sit in darkness, and those who dwell in the shadow of violence and death. Grant us your peace, and teach us to live in the dawn of your unfailing promise.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

God who has come, God who does come, God who is yet to come: Make us an Advent people, ready and alert to welcome and receive You in the stranger’s face, the loving act, the moment of grace, the presence of healing, the birth of possibility, the gift of wonder. Let every heart prepare You room.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O Desire of every heart, the answer to every longing: You are the strong force that draws us into the mystery of love divine. Forgive us those things which distract and delay us, and lead us ever deeper into the Way, the Truth and the Life.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O Emmanuel, God-with-us, You show us the face of divinity, and reveal the fullness of our humanity. Come: renew your creation, restore us all in Christ, and enable us to become who we are, your faithful and loving people. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from The Mission of St Clare online. wikipedia
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For the woman who was requesting food assistance, you can dial 211 to be connected to emergency food and other services!

Peace of the Lord!

Enjoy your music

Thank you Ron.

Plz help get me an my kids a some food anything will help in need bad mother of 2. Also need diaper pull ups an wipes $GoddessT25

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3 days ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Monday, Nov 29, 2021

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia!

Psalm 128 Beati omnes

1 Happy are they all who fear the LORD, *
and who follow in his ways!
2 You shall eat the fruit of your labor; *
happiness and prosperity shall be yours.
3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine within your house, *
your children like olive shoots round about your table.
4 The man who fears the LORD *
shall thus indeed be blessed.
5 The LORD bless you from Zion, *
and may you see the prosperity of Jerusalem all the days of your life.
6 May you live to see your children's children; *
may peace be upon Israel.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Malachi 1:11 From the rising of the sun to its setting my Name shall be great among the nations, and in every place incense shall be offered to my Name, and a pure offering; for my Name shall be great among the nations, says the Lord of Hosts. Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory forever. Amen

The Collect
Lord, hear our prayer; And let our cry come to you. Let us pray.

Lord Jesus Christ, you said to your apostles, "Peace I give to you; my peace I leave with you:" Regard not our sins, but the faith of your Church, and give to us the peace and unity of that heavenly city, where with the Father and the Holy Spirit you live and reign, now and for ever Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For comfort, peace and healing for Kelly Bee, Abbey, Darla, Barb, Lori and Sonni, Jan, Sandy, Michael, Joe B., Kathleen. For Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim. For Hugh, Sandy, Curt, and Barb. For Jessica & Paul. For an end to disinformation. For all people affected by the COVID pandemic, and a better use of PPE and effective vaccines. For children and schools, those who can and cannot be vaccinated, and need the protective actions of others. For Connie’s son. For an end to all gun violence. For our Nation and Institutions that they act with reason, equality, liberty and justice for the benefit of all. For relief of the suffering of those facing natural or man-made disasters. For Firefighters (especially my Nephew Luke), Police, EMT’s and 1st responders, Nurses, Doctors and Medical Technicians. For our armed forces both here and abroad. For those on Faith Journeys. For each of us, that we may practice your command to “love one another”. AND FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY. Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us
through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and
confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in
harmony around your heavenly throne
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Almighty and everliving God, ruler of all things in heaven
and earth, hear our prayers for this parish family. Strengthen
the faithful, arouse the careless, and restore the penitent.
Grant us all things necessary for our common life, and bring
us all to be of one heart and mind within your holy Church
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Eternal God, in whose perfect kingdom no sword is drawn
but the sword of righteousness, no strength known but the
strength of love: So mightily spread abroad your Spirit, that
all peoples may be gathered under the banner of the Prince of
Peace, as children of one Father; to whom be dominion and
glory, now and for ever.
Amen.

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

*The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission. The Collects, Psalms, and Canticles are from the Book of Common Prayer, 1979. Also prayers from The Mission of St Clare online. wikipedia
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