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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, October 24.
  • 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, October 24.
  • 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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Service for Noonday - Wednesday, Oct 27, 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 125 Qui confidunt

1 Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, *which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.

2 The hills stand about Jerusalem; *
so does the LORD stand round about his people,
from this time forth for evermore.

3 The scepter of the wicked shall not hold sway over the land allotted to the just, *
so that the just shall not put their hands to evil.

4 Show your goodness, O LORD, to those who are good *and to those who are true of heart.

5 As for those who turn aside to crooked ways,
the LORD will lead them away with the evildoers; *
but 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
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.

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 comfort, peace and healing for Abbey, Barb, Lori and Sonni, Kelly Bee, Jan, Sandy, Michael, Joe B., Kathleen, Martin and especially Maggie. For Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim. For Hugh, Sandy, Curt, and Barb. For Jessica & Paul. For all those in treatment for cancer or chronic disease. For an end to misinformation. For people affected by COVID and a greater acceptance of PPE and use of protective vaccines. For Connie’s son. For school children, who cannot be vaccinated and need the protective actions of others. For an end to all gun violence. For all governing 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.

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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13 hours ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Wednesday, Oct 27, 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 125 Qui confidunt

1 Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, *which cannot be moved, but stands fast for ever.

2 The hills stand about Jerusalem; *
so does the LORD stand round about his people,
from this time forth for evermore.

3 The scepter of the wicked shall not hold sway over the land allotted to the just, *
so that the just shall not put their hands to evil.

4 Show your goodness, O LORD, to those who are good *and to those who are true of heart.

5 As for those who turn aside to crooked ways,
the LORD will lead them away with the evildoers; *
but 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
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.

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 comfort, peace and healing for Abbey, Barb, Lori and Sonni, Kelly Bee, Jan, Sandy, Michael, Joe B., Kathleen, Martin and especially Maggie. For Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim. For Hugh, Sandy, Curt, and Barb. For Jessica & Paul. For all those in treatment for cancer or chronic disease. For an end to misinformation. For people affected by COVID and a greater acceptance of PPE and use of protective vaccines. For Connie’s son. For school children, who cannot be vaccinated and need the protective actions of others. For an end to all gun violence. For all governing 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.

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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Did prayers on lunch hour today at work at 1:20pm. 😊

Peace of the Lord!

Let me first give all the praise to God for keeping me and my family in one piece during our 5 months and 8 days struggle please don't judge me and my family the pandemic hit us extra extra hard and God has blessed us with an opportunity to be able to move into a 3 bedroom home today. We are just asking for a powerful prayer because we only have today to come up with 85 dollars for the rest of our rent. We have no answers other than prayer and the grace of God. Living in a hotel for this long has mentally and physically broken down my family especially my 6 yr old daughter. Prayer is very powerful and we need all the prayers we can get. I really feel embarrassed turning to the Church but all of my brothers and sisters in Christ are who God would want me to be able to go to for anything especially prayer. If God has laid it on anyone heart that could possibly help in this regard please message me. I will be able to pay this back on the 28th when I receive my first check.Thank you so much and God bless you.

Service for Noonday - Tuesday, Oct 26, 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 124 Nisi quia Dominus

1 If the LORD had not been on our side, *
let Israel now say;

2 If the LORD had not been on our side, *
when enemies rose up against us;

3 Then would they have swallowed us up alive *
in their fierce anger toward us;

4 Then would the waters have overwhelmed us *
and the torrent gone over us;

5 Then would the raging waters *
have gone right over us.

6 Blessed be the LORD! *
he has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.

7 We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler; *
the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

8 Our help is in the Name of the LORD, *
the maker of heaven and earth.

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.

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 Abbey, Barb, Lori and Sonni, Kelly Bee, Jan, Sandy, Michael, Joe B., Kathleen, Martin and especially Maggie. For Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim. For Hugh, Sandy, Curt, and Barb. For all those under cancer or chronic disease treatments. For Jessica & Paul. Condolences for Kerby, whose Mother Jane passed away. For an end to misinformation. For people affected by COVID and a greater acceptance of PPE and protective vaccines. For children in school, who 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 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.

Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study
and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of
disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit,
that by their ministries the health of the community may be
promoted and your creation glorified.
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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2 days ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Tuesday, Oct 26, 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 124 Nisi quia Dominus

1 If the LORD had not been on our side, *
let Israel now say;

2 If the LORD had not been on our side, *
when enemies rose up against us;

3 Then would they have swallowed us up alive *
in their fierce anger toward us;

4 Then would the waters have overwhelmed us *
and the torrent gone over us;

5 Then would the raging waters *
have gone right over us.

6 Blessed be the LORD! *
he has not given us over to be a prey for their teeth.

7 We have escaped like a bird from the snare of the fowler; *
the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

8 Our help is in the Name of the LORD, *
the maker of heaven and earth.

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.

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 Abbey, Barb, Lori and Sonni, Kelly Bee, Jan, Sandy, Michael, Joe B., Kathleen, Martin and especially Maggie. For Tom, Kidd, Kiki, Shirley, Rob and Tim. For Hugh, Sandy, Curt, and Barb. For all those under cancer or chronic disease treatments. For Jessica & Paul. Condolences for Kerby, whose Mother Jane passed away. For an end to misinformation. For people affected by COVID and a greater acceptance of PPE and protective vaccines. For children in school, who 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 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.

Sanctify, O Lord, those whom you have called to the study
and practice of the arts of healing, and to the prevention of
disease and pain. Strengthen them by your life-giving Spirit,
that by their ministries the health of the community may be
promoted and your creation glorified.
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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HiRon: just had our prayers. At 5:44pm. Many thanks for making this possible.

Hello from Reno!

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