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Making soup for a community lunchDue to the COVID pandemic, our facilities are currently closed except for emergency food programs and 12-step groups. During this time, our food pantry  is distributing once each month in a drive through format and our Saturday lunches continue to operate via take-out meals.

Join us on-line for worship throughout the week:

  • Sunday morning at 10:00am via our Facebook pageSt. John’s is streaming our Eucharistic service from our sanctuary. This service includes a sermon and music.
  • On Wednesday 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/)
  • Our Diocesan Partnership offers prayers for the congregations of the Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York at Noon on Monday-Friday on their Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/episcopalpartnership/)


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St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Wednesday 1/27/21 - the Feast of
Titus and Timothy Companions of Saint Paul

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.

Hymn 558
Faith of our fathers! living still
in spite of dungeon, fire and sword:
O how our hearts beat high with joy,
whene’er we hear that glorious word:

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our fathers! faith and prayer
shall win all nations unto thee;
and through the truth that comes from God,
mankind shall then indeed be free.

Faith of our fathers! we will love
both friend and foe in all our strife:
and preach thee, too, as love knows how,
by kindly deeds and virtuous life.

Frederick William Faber (1814-1863), alt.This selection is in the public domain. Podcast with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-725816. All rights reserved.

Psalm 112:1-9
Beatus vir

1 Hallelujah! Happy are they who fear the Lord *
and have great delight in his commandments!
2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
and their righteousness will last for ever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.
5 It is good for them to be generous in lending *
and to manage their affairs with justice.
6 For they will never be shaken; *
the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.
7 They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; *
their heart is right;
they put their trust in the Lord.
8 Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
until they see their desire upon their enemies.
9 They have given freely to the poor, *
and their righteousness stands fast for ever;
they will hold up their head with honor.

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 Titus 1:1-5
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that is in accordance with godliness, in the hope of eternal life that God, who never lies, promised before the ages began— in due time he revealed his word through the proclamation with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior,

To Titus, my loyal child in the faith we share:

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

I left you behind in Crete for this reason, so that you should put in order what remained to be done, and should appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.

Thanks be to God.

Meditation – From “Compline,” BCP, 134
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or
watch, or weep this day, and give your angels charge
over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give
rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering,
pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your
love’s sake. Amen.

The Officiant then begins the Prayers
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 for ever and ever. Amen.

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

The Collect:
Almighty God, who called Timothy and Titus to be evangelists and teachers, and made them strong to endure hardship: Strengthen us to stand fast in adversity, and to live godly and righteous lives in this present time, that with sure confidence we may look for our blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Alice, Jan, Sandy, Bud & Jean, Kelly & Shaun, Tony Jr., For affected by the Corona Virus, For 1st responders, Hospitals, Nurses, Doctors, and all in the medical profession. For President Joe Biden, Vice=President Kamala Harris, for Congress, State Legislatures, and local Municipalities. For our divided nation. For a return to reason and science and a rejection of falsehoods and misinformation. For justice and peace throughout the world.
-And for All Your Prayers,
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Grant public health and government officials in
our nation the strength and will to act swiftly and
decisively, with wisdom and compassion in service to
all.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Remove the presence of fear and anxiety from our
hearts, that confident in your providence we may
be generous in sharing our resources. Lord, in your
mercy, Hear our prayer.

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who
care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can
separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

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

(From The Lectionary Page Online, The Mission of St Clare, The Book of Common Prayer Online)
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St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Tuesday 1/26/21 - the Feast of
Titus and Timothy Companions of Saint Paul

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.

Hymn 558
Faith of our fathers! living still
in spite of dungeon, fire and sword:
O how our hearts beat high with joy,
whene’er we hear that glorious word:

Faith of our fathers, holy faith!
We will be true to thee till death.

Faith of our fathers! faith and prayer
shall win all nations unto thee;
and through the truth that comes from God,
mankind shall then indeed be free.

Faith of our fathers! we will love
both friend and foe in all our strife:
and preach thee, too, as love knows how,
by kindly deeds and virtuous life.

Frederick William Faber (1814-1863), alt.This selection is in the public domain. Podcast with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-725816. All rights reserved.

Psalm 112:1-9
Beatus vir

1 Hallelujah! Happy are they who fear the Lord *
and have great delight in his commandments!
2 Their descendants will be mighty in the land; *
the generation of the upright will be blessed.
3 Wealth and riches will be in their house, *
and their righteousness will last for ever.
4 Light shines in the darkness for the upright; *
the righteous are merciful and full of compassion.
5 It is good for them to be generous in lending *
and to manage their affairs with justice.
6 For they will never be shaken; *
the righteous will be kept in everlasting remembrance.
7 They will not be afraid of any evil rumors; *
their heart is right;
they put their trust in the Lord.
8 Their heart is established and will not shrink, *
until they see their desire upon their enemies.
9 They have given freely to the poor, *
and their righteousness stands fast for ever;
they will hold up their head with honor.

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 Titus 1:1-5
Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the sake of the faith of God’s elect and the knowledge of the truth that is in accordance with godliness, in the hope of eternal life that God, who never lies, promised before the ages began— in due time he revealed his word through the proclamation with which I have been entrusted by the command of God our Savior,

To Titus, my loyal child in the faith we share:

Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.

I left you behind in Crete for this reason, so that you should put in order what remained to be done, and should appoint elders in every town, as I directed you.

Thanks be to God.

Meditation – From “Compline,” BCP, 134
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or
watch, or weep this day, and give your angels charge
over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give
rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering,
pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your
love’s sake. Amen.

The Officiant then begins the Prayers
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 for ever and ever. Amen.

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

The Collect:
Almighty God, who called Timothy and Titus to be evangelists and teachers, and made them strong to endure hardship: Strengthen us to stand fast in adversity, and to live godly and righteous lives in this present time, that with sure confidence we may look for our blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.
Amen.

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Alice, Jan, Sandy, Bud & Jean, Kelly & Shaun, Tony Jr., For affected by the Corona Virus, For 1st responders, Hospitals, Nurses, Doctors, and all in the medical profession. For President Joe Biden, Vice=President Kamala Harris, for Congress, State Legislatures, and local Municipalities. For our divided nation. For a return to reason and science and a rejection of falsehoods and misinformation. For justice and peace throughout the world.
-And for All Your Prayers,
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Grant public health and government officials in
our nation the strength and will to act swiftly and
decisively, with wisdom and compassion in service to
all.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Remove the presence of fear and anxiety from our
hearts, that confident in your providence we may
be generous in sharing our resources. Lord, in your
mercy, Hear our prayer.

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who
care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can
separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

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

(From The Lectionary Page Online, The Mission of St Clare, The Book of Common Prayer Online)
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Peace of the Lord!

Sorry, keep freezing and shutting down, see you tomorrow

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I’m sorry for the flaky internet today. Tomorrow I’ll be back to high speed. See you then and have a blessed afternoon! Ron

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