Worship During COVID19
St. John's will offer in-person worship in our fellowship hall beginning July 11 at 10:50am. You may register for worship here or by calling the church office no later than Wednesday prior to the coming Sunday by 3:00pm (901-726-4104). Our full safety protocol is available here. Beginning July 11, you may livestream our worship service through our Facebook page here.
Currently, our Sunday Worship service premieres here on our YouTube Channel at 11:00am. You can subscribe to receive notifications and use the live chat to interact with your fellow congregants! Zoom Communion follows at 11:45am:
Meeting ID: 796 874 707
The Way service takes place on Zoom on Fridays at 6:00pm:
Meeting ID: 381 801 8551
Once a month, we're having a parking lot party - Tailgating at The Way! We talk recovery, The Way Band performs, and we get precious time together as a community. Follow The Way Facebook page for upcoming dates.
Worship at St. John's
The heart of the church’s life begins with worship. At St. John’s, these words are ever true.
We have two distinct worship experiences each week. Each compliments the other in our primary aim to praise God and feed the spirits of those who gather.
Sunday Morning Worship – 10:50am
Our worship style is more formal for this service – it is more high church.
The clergy wear albs. The choir wears robes. Powerful art portrays the story of the season.
Sermons bridge the teachings of Scripture to the context of our time. While you’ll hear all of our clergy team preach at the service, Johnny is the primary preacher.
We celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion every Sunday morning as the people gather. Through the practice of constant communion we find our spirits are fed, the family of faith is drawn closer together, and our call to draw the circle ever wider around the Table of Grace is confirmed.
While the attire of the worship leaders is formal, you feel free to come as you are.
The Way – Fridays at 6:00pm
Every Friday night our worship space is transformed into a gathering of people from all over the city of Memphis seeking to find comfort and sanctuary as they seek sobriety or are living with those who are. We’re all in recovery of some kind. We all have a God-sized hole in our hearts that we’ve sought to fill with substances and behaviors. It’s a hole that only God’s grace can fill.
The Way is our service of Recovery. It begins with a meal shared and eaten in the actual sanctuary space. While not officially a “sacrament,” the act of giving sustenance to the physical body in advance of food for the soul is unmistakably sacramental. This service is profoundly different than our Sunday morning experience. At 6:00pm on Fridays in Memphis, the best music to be found comes from the sanctuary of St. John’s.