10:50 am Sunday Worship Service
Continuing St. John’s commitment to worship at the heart of all ministry, we gather at 10:50 every Sunday in our glorious 1907 sanctuary at the corner of Peabody and Bellevue, where generations have and will continue to be the church. For us, tradition is “alive.” This service, "a come as you are" event, includes the leadership of ministers, elders, ushers, and musicians—both instrumentalists and choirs. Surrounded by the richness and beauty of sight, sound and symbol, this service continues the Methodist tradition’s central focus on Word and Sacrament in worship. Worship includes the celebration of Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays of each month. No matter where you are, we are here.
All My Days - Summer Worship Series
Our Summer Worship Series focuses our community of faith on prayer. All of us acknowledge the essential place prayer plays in the health of our faith life. And there’s not one of us who would say we pray as we could…as we should. Rather than looking for the new thing to guide us, let’s call upon the heritage and practice of the past to give us a meaningful tool as we live out all our days.
The tradition of using a string of beads or rope knot is an ancient tradition as well as being a ritual action shared by many faith traditions around the globe. The common connection is the ability to give structure to personal prayer devotion. It offers a way to remind and revisit various areas of focus and concern. Repeated rituals can be powerful as they help shape our habits. This summer, we are invited to pray and to make a habit of prayer wherever you are. Each Sunday in worship we will focus on one of the steps of the prayer beads but you are encouraged to pray these categories all summer long.
July 2 – God: Offering prayers of thanksgiving and praise to God. (Johnny)
July 9 – Letting Go: Tell all your worries to God and leave them there (Mimi)
July 16 - Silence: Open to the empty space within. (John)
July 23 – Journey of Faith: What are you working on in your spiritual journey? (Johnny)
July 30 – Night and Day: What are you struggling with in your life? Offer it to God. (Johnny)
August 6 – Your Special Concern (Johnny)
August 13 – People to Love: Pray for those who love you, and for those you have trouble loving (Mimi)
August 20 – Intecessions: Lift up three additional concerns (Johnny)
August 27 – The World: Pray for world concerns. (Johnny)
September 3 – The Holy Spirit & the Risen Christ (Johnny)