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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

***SUMMER SCHEDULE***

Sundays

10:00 AM Holy Eucharist

Feasts of Our Lord and Major Festivals

6:30 PM Choral Eucharist

 

***REGULAR SCHEDULE***
Resumes Monday, September 29

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

 

News and Announcements

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News

Are you traveling over a weekend?  Let the Church Office know, so that you can be added to the weekly prayer list.  That way, your parish family knows not to expect you in church on Sunday, and we can pray for your safe return home!

Flower Memorials and Thanksgivings

Flower Memorials are a beautiful addition to our worship and elevate our praise.  Please consider making a memorial or thanksgiving offering of flowers for the church's altars in the coming year.  The first major feast of our choral season, St. Michael and All Angels, is almost upon us!  If you wish to make floral memorials or thanksgivings , please download and return this form with your donation either by mail or by placing it in the designated basket at the back of the churchMemorials are $45 at the High Altar and $30 in the Lady Chapel. Names are listed in the service leaflet on the Sunday or feast desired. Please make checks or money orders payable to: Saint John’s Church, marked: Altar Flowers.

Stewardship meetings begin soon in parishioners' homes.  Look out for the schedule and plan to attend!

Fr Kroh, who is a Priest Associate here and has been priest-in-charge at Saint John’s Church, Kingsville, has been called as priest-in-charge of the Church of the Advent in Federal Hill.  The announcement was made this past Thursday.  Congratulations to both Fr Kroh and to the Church of the Advent!

Do You Pray with the Church?

Daily Mattins and Evensong, at 7.45 AM and 5.45 PM respectively, begin on 29 September. Sunday Mattins and Evensong return at 10.00 AM and 4.00 PM on  5 October. The Sunday Holy Eucharist will return to 10.30 AM.  Enjoy that extra half hour!

Michaelmas is Coming!

On Monday, 29 September, we celebrate the feast of the Holy Angels and begin a new season of worship and activity here at Saint John’s.  This feast is our annual ‘Homecoming” after the summer’s holidays and travel.  Please join us for a Choral Eucharist at 6.30 PM, followed by a welcome home reception in the Rector’s Garden

Monday, September 23 is St. Matthew's Day.  Celebrate with us with a said Holy Eucharist at 8:00 am in the Lady Chapel.

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Social Media


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Social Media


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Twitter:  @StJohnsBalt