All Covid-19 relation worship restrictions have been lifted in the Diocese of Massachusetts. Mask wearing is optional.
St. John’s is a passionate community of faith and we welcome all to come and worship—whether regular or prospective members, persons seeking a moment of solitude, or visitors to Sandwich looking for a weekend service.
Our Mission: St. John’s is a community called by Christ to grow spiritually and make known God’s love through word and deed in our congregation and in the broader world.
Our Vision: We do this through:
Worship: We give thanks and praise to God, who is known to us in Word and Sacrament.
Formation: We are a community committed to lifelong Christian development, offering opportunities for formation and fellowship for persons of all ages.
Service: We care for one another in this congregation, and commit to outreach to the broader community.
--adopted by the Vestry of St. John's Church, June 2017.
Come, Reflect, Pray
5:00 PM Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
last Sun of the Month
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
Lemonade on the Lawn following the 10 am Worship Service (weather permitting.
Please join us for in-person Worship
Saturdays at 5 PM and
Sundays at 8 AM and 10 AM.
As of April 1, 2022, all Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted in the Diocese of Massachusetts. Mask wearing is optional. We are again offering the consecrated wine in addition to the consecrated bread in Holy Communion.
You can watch Sunday 10 AM service on our Facebook page or YouTube Channel by clicking the buttons below. You do not need a Facebook or YouTube account to watch the service.
You can download out worship service bulletin here:
Give online to St. John's Church:
We have set up a new online giving system to help people make a donation to St. John's. You can still mail in your offering, but you can also give online by clicking here:
If you are a regular pledger to St. John's, you can create an account and set up recurring gifts.
Support ERD's Response to Ukraine Crisis :
Episcopal Relief and Development, the emergency response organization of The Episcopal Church, is working closely with partners in Europe to provide humanitarian resources for those fleeing the violence in Ukraine.
You may donate online by going to https://www.episcopalrelief.org/what-you-can-do/give/donate-now/individual-donation/ and choosing “Ukraine Crisis Response Fund,” or by calling 1-855-312-4325. Episcopal Relief and Development has been engaged in worldwide disaster relief since 1940.
A Baby Center Seeking Donations
A Baby Center, in Hyannis, a program of the Cape Cod Council of Churches, is currently seeking donations of personal feminine hygiene products for clients in need. For more information on ways in which you can help, check www.ababycenter.org. Donations can be dropped off at the office building Tuesdays through Fridays between 9am and 2pm, or in the donation basket located in the Narthex of the Church.
St John's Episcopal Church
159 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563
Our Rector is always "on call" to help you. Please leave a message on the office phone or send us an email.
CARING FOR CREATION
During July and August we focus on the importance of energy/sun in our Caring for Creation section. Simultaneously, the season of Pentecost reminds us that the Spirit blows where it will. The Spirit sustains all that is true, good and beautiful wherever it may be found and by whomever it may be done. On Pentecost tongues of flame appeared above the heads of the disciples representing internal change.
Quotation for your Meditation
“ The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil. Why do men then now not reck his rod? Generations have trod, have trod; and all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil; and wears man’s smudge and shares man’s smell; the soil is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod. And for all this, nature is never spent; there lives the deepest freshness deep down things; Oh morning, at the brown brink eastward springs—Because the Holy Ghost over the bent world broods with warm breast and with ah! Bright wings.” - Gerard Manley Hopkins
Suggestions for Personal Action-Part 1 of 3-Heat Pumps
Looking to save money and the planet while staying warm in winter and comfortable in the summer. Air-Source Heat Pumps are heating and cooling systems that move heat into a home in the winter and draw heat out of the home in the summer. Instead of burning fossil fuels, they operate on the same principle as your refrigerator: using a refrigerant cycle, powered by electricity, to move heat and to keep your home at a comfortable temperature year round. They are much more efficient than electric resistance (electric baseboard) heating and also provide highly efficient air conditioning. The Mass. Clean Energy Center provides a buying guide on air source heat pumps at the following link: *
(https://goclean.masscec.com/wpcontent/uploads/2021/01/MassCEC_ASHP_GUIDE.pdf). Part 2 of 3 next week.
Click on Amazon Smile and for everything you purchase, they will donate an amount to St. John’s Episcopal Church to support our ministries.
Parish Office Hours:
The Parish Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 9AM - 2 PM.
Parish Office Phone: