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Welcome to Saint John's Church


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Welcome to Saint John's Church


Saint John's is a welcoming community of the Episcopal Church, the American Anglicans, located in the heart of the city of Baltimore at 30th and Greenmount in the old village of Huntingdon - an area now known more commonly as the Waverly and Charles Villages. We are young and old, rich and poor, straight and gay, liberal and conservative, and most things in between. Our goal is not like-mindedness, but a holy communion of mutual respect and understanding, in order that together we may find God and serve the world in Christ's name.

Our worship is full of poetry, using the language and beauty of traditional Anglican forms and music. Our concerns are as contemporary and energized as today's news. We are modern people seeking the eternal God. We delve deeply and courageously into the spiritual life and its disciplines, unafraid to ask questions and admit that we do not have all the answers. Our business is reconciliation: with God, with each other, with all creation. On our spiritual journey we welcome anyone seeking God, and also those who are merely respectfully curious.

At Saint John's you can expect to find a spiritual tradition of rich depth, with breadth of experience and an atmosphere of profound mutual respect. Beauty and the arts are used here as important expressions of indefinable truth. An historic choral tradition of excellence enriches the spiritual life of our congregation, our community, our City, and our Diocese. We support eight Choral Scholars, as well as over half a dozen local, regional, and international outreach programmes. Reaching out in service to others is our call and our joy.

In this community you will find tradition balanced with honest inquiry and openness to new ideas. You will find things to comfort, to challenge, to reassure, and to perplex you, and you'll find the security of a place which is not afraid to let you feel them all! In short, we endeavour to be a place for you to seek, find, and enjoy God. Yes, enjoy.

What you won't find here is frozen dogmatic 'religion' or fundamentalism. Yes, we treasure the historic creeds and the Bible. We use them as indispensable formative expressions of the Christian faith to be reckoned and wrestled with today, by using the insight, maturity, and wisdom of all generations, including our own. We don't claim to have all the answers to today's issues, but we do have thousands of years of hard human experience- good, bad, ugly, and beautiful- with which to address them, while seeking the Spirit of God in them. We believe Jesus died and rose to free us from evil, not from our brains. So, as he said once to a disciple, "Come and see!" God doesn't use coercion, neither do we. Join us when you can. We welcome you!

In Christ our hope,

Jesse L. A. Parker, Rector

 

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Service Times, News and Announcements


Upcoming services, programs, and opportunities for fellowship.

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Service Times, News and Announcements


Upcoming services, programs, and opportunities for fellowship.

Schedule of Services

Upcoming Events

Weekdays, Monday - Friday

7:45 AM Morning Prayer
5:45 PM Evening Prayer

Sundays

10:00 AM Mattins
10:30 AM Sung Eucharist
4:00 PM Evensong

Feasts of Our Lord and Major Festivals

6:30 PM Choral Eucharist

 

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News
Memorial Day 2015

Monday, 25 May
Saint John’s in the Village
3009 Greenmount Avenue, Baltimore

A community Service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving
10.00 AM

THE 24TH ANNUAL HUNTINGDON CROQUET TOURNAMENT AND GARDEN PARTY will be held on Saturday, 30 May at 4.00 PM.  Plan now to join in the fun, and bring your friends and neighbours to introduce to Saint John’s.  Victorian and Edwardian summer whites are encouraged!  Bring a dish to share; soft drinks will be provided.  Current champion Gene Sartori will defend his title against all comers!

THE ANNUAL MEETING of the Congregation will be held next Sunday, 17 May, following the 10.30 AM service.  Guild Leaders, please submit your reports as a Microsoft Word Document, ready to be printed, by noon, 14 May.  As usual, we will try to keep this business meeting brief, but it is important to have a quorum, so plan to attend.

THE FEAST OF THE ASCENSION will be celebrated this Thursday, 14 May, at 6.30 PM.  This feast day is one of the seven great principal feasts of the Church Year.  Please plan to be here to join in the celebration and bring someone with you to introduce to our community.  Refreshments will be served following the service.

THE ALTAR SOCIETY is in need of new recruits!  We have just a few dedicated volunteers who prepare for and cleanse after services, only one person to help with sewing, just a couple to work with flowers, and a small group to serve as acolytes.  Can you help in some capacity?  Please speak to the Rector if you can help.  Without sufficient volunteers, we cannot continue the kind of beautiful services which are the hallmark of our worship and a principal initial draw for new members.

THE ANNUAL ‘BLUE MASS’ will be celebrated on Tuesday, 28 April, at 6.30 PM for our Police, Firefighters, and Paramedics.  Plan now to be present as we pray for the protection, guidance and encouragement of our men and women in blue.  Tell your friends and bring them with you to pray for and say thank you to those who keep us safe. 

THE 24TH ANNUAL HUNTINGDON CROQUET TOURNAMENT AND GARDEN PARTY will be held on Saturday, 30 May at 4:00 PM. Plan now to join in the fun, and bring your friends and neighbors to introduce to Saint John’s.  Victorian and Edwardian summer whites are encouraged!  Bring a dish to share; soft drinks will be provided.  Current champion Gene Sartori will defend his title against all comers!

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Twitter:  @StJohnsBalt