8:00 AM ~ Said Eucharist with homily
(For summer 2017 from July 2 through September 3 this service will move to 9:00 a.m.)
11:00 AM ~ Sung Solemn Eucharist with Sermon ~ incense is used
The language of both liturgies are contemporary and inclusive
Weekdays at Saint John’s
The Daily office
Morning Prayer: Monday and Friday ~ 8:00 AM, Rite II
Celtic Morning Prayer with Meditation: Tuesday and Thursday - 8:00 AM
The two offices of Morning and evening prayer in their present form evolved from Cranmer’s forms in the sixteenth century Book of Common Prayer, and behind that form the offices used in monasteries from as early as the fourth century A.D. However from the very beginning the church had its times of prayer, whether in groups or individuals.
When we use these offices of Morning and evening prayer, we are, first of all offering worship, praise and thanksgiving to God the Holy Trinity, and at many points in these services we come back to this expression of our love for God.
In the reading of the Holy Scriptures we receive the word of God, meditating on it in all its variety, as it challenges, nourishes, and always reminds us of our Lord Jesus Christ, the word made flesh.
One of the principal parts of the daily office is the saying of the psalms, the songs of God’s people which tell of God’s action in the history of salvation.
The service of Celtic Morning Prayer incorporates Celtic prayers, readings from Scripture and Lectio Divina (Sacred Reading). The service also includes 20 minutes of silence for meditation.
Throughout the offices we seek God’s face. We acknowledge our need for God’s grace and guidance on our earthly pilgrimage. The offices feed our personal prayers, and they strengthen our participation in the Holy Eucharist.
Wednesday Evening Eucharist ~ with laying on of hands and anointing ~ 6:15 PM
Within the context of the Holy Eucharist you are invited to bring your prayers, concerns and your need for healing for yourself or on behalf of another, to this liturgy.
From the healing experiences of Elisha and Naaman in the Hebrew Scriptures, to the healing of the man at the pool of Siloam in the New Testament, the church has understood the renewal and the restoration of life as the redeeming power of our Holy God.
You are warmly invited to participate, in the laying on of hands and anointing with holy oil, for healing, renewal and peace.