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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 Sunday, September 12.
  • Sundays at 10:00am, St. John’s will offer a service in our State Street Parking Lot. Please come and park facing the Allen Hall doors. The service will be broadcast using an FM transmitter at 93.1 FM. (See below for other Sunday morning options on-line this week.) These services will also be streamed via our Facebook page. Click here for a 10:00am Worship Bulletin for Sunday, September 12.
  • 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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21 hours ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Thursday, Sep 16, 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 132:1-15 Memento, Domine

1 LORD, remember David, *
and all the hardships he endured;
2 How he swore an oath to the LORD *
and vowed a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob:
3 "I will not come under the roof of my house, *
nor climb up into my bed;
4 I will not allow my eyes to sleep, *
nor let my eyelids slumber;
5 Until I find a place for the LORD, *
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."
6 "The ark! We heard it was in Ephratah; *
we found it in the fields of Jearim.
7 Let us go to God's dwelling place; *
let us fall upon our knees before his footstool."
8 Arise, O LORD, into your resting-place, *
you and the ark of your strength.
9 Let your priests be clothed with righteousness; *
let your faithful people sing with joy.
10 For your servant David's sake, *
do not turn away the face of your Anointed.
11 The LORD has sworn an oath to David; *
in truth, he will not break it:
12 "A son, the fruit of your body *
will I set upon your throne.
13 If your children keep my covenant
and my testimonies that I shall teach them, *
their children will sit upon your throne for evermore."
14 For the LORD has chosen Zion; *
he has desired her for his habitation:
15 "This shall be my resting-place for ever; *
here will I dwell, for I delight in her.

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.

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 Joe’s recovery from surgeries. For my friend Michael in Columbus. Comfort and healing for Barb, Lisa, Lori and Sonni, Kelly, Jan, Sandy, Kathleen, Martin and especially Maggie. For Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim. For Hugh, Sandy, Curt, and Barb. For an end to misinformation and conspiracies. For people affected by COVID and a greater acceptance of PPE and protective vaccines. For hospitals and communities who lack ICU and ER capacity. For children returning to school, who need the protective actions of others. For the protection of Connie’s son. For an end to all gun violence. For our Nation and Institutions that they act with equality, liberty and justice for all. For relief of the suffering of those facing natural disasters of earthquake, fire, floods. 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.

Almighty God, we thank you for making the earth fruitful, so
that it might produce what is needed for life: Bless those who
work in the fields; give us seasonable weather; and grant that
we may all share the fruits of the earth, rejoicing in your
goodness;
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart and especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us may
crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace;
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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Peace of the Lord!

Thanks be to God

Have a good day

So happy to catch you live today <3

Hi there on a lovely day

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2 days ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Wednesday, Sep 15, 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 131 Domine, non est

1 O LORD, I am not proud; *
I have no haughty looks.
2 I do not occupy myself with great matters, *
or with things that are too hard for me.
3 But I still my soul and make it quiet,
like a child upon its mother's breast; *
my soul is quieted within me.
4 O Israel, wait upon the LORD, *
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 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.

Almighty Savior, who at noonday called your servant Saint Paul to be an apostle to the Gentiles: We pray you to illumine the world with the radiance of your glory, that all nations may come and worship you; for you live and reign for ever and ever.
Amen

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Joe’s recovery from his surgeries. For my friend Michael in Columbus. For comfort and healing for Barb, Lisa, Lori and Sonni, Kelly, Jan, Sandy, Kathleen, Martin and especially Maggie. For Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim. For Hugh, Sandy, Curt, and Barb. For people affected by COVID and a greater acceptance of PPE and protective vaccines. For hospitals and communities who lack ICU capacity. For children returning to school, who cannot be vaccinated and need the protection of others. For the protection of Connie’s unvaccinated son. For an end to all gun violence. For our Nation that we act with equality, liberty and justice for all. For those facing natural disasters of fire, floods. 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.

Look with pity, O heavenly Father, upon the people in this
land who live with injustice, terror, disease, and death as
their constant companions. Have mercy upon us. Help us to
eliminate our cruelty to these our neighbors. Strengthen those
who spend their lives establishing equal protection of the law
and equal opportunities for all. And grant that every one of
us may enjoy a fair portion of the riches of this land
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart and especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us may
crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace;
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Almighty God, you proclaim your truth in every age by many
voices: Direct, in our time, we pray, those who speak where
many listen and write what many read; that they may do their
part in making the heart of this people wise, its mind sound, and
its will righteous; to the honor 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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Peace of the Lord!

Thanks be to God

Hello. Dinner time and just now could connect 😁

Thank you!

3 days ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Tuesday, Sep 14, 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 130 De profundis
1 Out of the depths have I called to you, O LORD;
LORD, hear my voice; *
let your ears consider well the voice of my supplication.
2 If you, LORD, were to note what is done amiss, *
O LORD, who could stand?
3 For there is forgiveness with you; *
therefore you shall be feared.
4 I wait for the LORD; my soul waits for him; *
in his word is my hope.
5 My soul waits for the LORD,
more than watchmen for the morning, *
more than watchmen for the morning.
6 O Israel, wait for the LORD, *
for with the LORD there is mercy;
7 With him there is plenteous redemption, *
and he shall redeem Israel from all their sins.

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 Joe’s recovery from his surgeries. For my friend Michael in Columbus, who needs a kidney transplant. For comfort and healing for Barb, Lisa, Lori and Sonni, Kelly, Jan, Sandy, Kathleen, Martin and especially Maggie. For Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim. For Hugh, Sandy, Curt, and Barb. For an end to misinformation and conspiracies. For people affected by COVID and a greater acceptance of PPE and protective vaccines. For hospitals and communities who lack ICU capacity. For children returning to school, who cannot be vaccinated and need the protection of others. For the protection of Connie’s unvaccinated son. For an end to all gun violence. For our Nation that we act with equality, liberty and justice for all. For those facing natural disasters of fire, floods. 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.

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.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Grant, O God, that your holy and life-giving Spirit may so move every human heart and especially the hearts of the people of this land, that barriers which divide us may
crumble, suspicions disappear, and hatreds cease; that our divisions being healed, we may live in justice and peace;
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Gracious Father, we pray for thy holy Catholic Church. Fill it
with all truth, in all truth with all peace. Where it is corrupt,
purify it; where it is in error, direct it; where in any thing it is
amiss, reform it. Where it is right, strengthen it; where it is in
want, provide for it; where it is divided, reunite it; for the sake
of Jesus Christ thy Son our Savior.
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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Peace of the Lord!

Thanks be to God

J Hastened

A tree frog ?

Lovely day after our terrible storm last night in Erie. My caterpiller today is brown and black and thick fur about 2" long. 🙄😄

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4 days ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Monday, Sep. 13, 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 Joe’s recovery from his surgeries. For my friend Michael in Columbus, who needs a kidney transplant. For comfort and healing for Barb, Lisa, Lori and Sonni, Kelly, Jan, Sandy, Kathleen, Martin and especially Maggie. For Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim. For Hugh, Sandy, Curt, and Barb. For an end to misinformation and conspiracies. For people affected by COVID and a greater acceptance of PPE and protective vaccines. For hospitals and communities who lack ICU and ER capacity. For children returning to school, who cannot be vaccinated and need the protective actions of others. For Connie’s unvaccinated son. For an end to all gun violence. For our Nation and Institutions that they act with equality, liberty and justice for all. For relief of the suffering of those facing natural disasters of earthquake, fire, floods. 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.

God our Father, you see your children growing up in an
unsteady and confusing world: Show them that your ways
give more life than the ways of the world, and that following
you is better than chasing after selfish goals. Help them to
take failure, not as a measure of their worth, but as a chance
for a new start. Give them strength to hold their faith in you,
and to keep alive their joy in your creation;
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Generous God, we give you thanks for your beloved
Jesus Christ, in whom you have shared the beauty
and pain of human life. Look with compassion upon
all for whom we pray, and strengthen us to be your
instruments of healing in the world, by the power of
the Holy Spirit.
Amen.

Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

[From The Mission of St Clare, The Lectionary Page online, The Online Book of Common Prayer, The Episcopal Church .org, Wikipedia ]
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Peace of the Lord!

Thank you

Just connected!!

Can't connect, sorry

To God be the glory, could I please ask for a miracle prayer . Me and my family are in a struggle that we are not used to. As of right now we have to be out of the hotel by 11am. Please say a miracle prayer for me and my family. We need God to take the wheel and make it possible for us to somehow be able to extend our hotel stay for tonight we don't have much money we are 68 dollars short to go back into the hotel. It is cold and raining and I have a six-year-old daughter to get in and be safe. Prayer is powerful we know God provides just asking for a miracle prayer from the church. If there's anyone that can help us in this regard please feel free to message me. Thank you so much and God bless all

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