We Have In-Person Worship Saturdays @5pm and Sundays @10 AM!
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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.
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SAVE THE DATE!!
St. John’s Annual Golf Tournament is scheduled for Monday, September 27th, 2021. This year’s tournament will be at the beautiful and challenging Ridge Club in Sandwich. This year, we are partnering with A Baby Center in Hyannis to help support babies and families on Cape Cod.
Our Golf Tournament is an important fundraiser for our Outreach Partner, and here's how you can help:
We are asking for donations of Gift Cards in any amount, either from local businesses or cash gift cards. Since many of our local businesses are rebuilding from the pandemic, we do not want to put too much of a burden on them for donations. We use this gift cards with other donations as part of Live Auction and Silent Auction at the Golf Tournament. You can drop off any gift cards in the office during normal business hours.
Come, Reflect, Pray
5:00 PM Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
8:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
10:00 AM Church School
10:00 AM Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
Child care provided
We will hold indoor, in-person worship this weekend:
Saturday at 5 PM and Sunday at 10 AM
The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts has issued updated guidelines for congregations.
The Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have both updated Covid-19 guidelines. St. John’s Regathering Task Force met this week, and unanimously recommended the following worship guidelines
⧫ Our Saturday 5 PM service will be mask optional. **Unvaccinated persons should continue to wear masks indoors according to guidelines from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.**
⧫ Our 10 AM service will still require masks be worn.
This is because the Diocese of Massachusetts requires masks if there will be congregational singing, and the Task Force agreed to bring back congregational singing .
⧫ We continue to operate at reduced seating capacity.
⧫ We will have a simple outdoor coffee hour after the 10 AM service, with individual serving bags of cookies and crackers.
⧫ We will continue to livestream our 10 AM service.
We ask that we treat one other with graciousness, patience, and love as each of us make the decision deemed best for our own personal situations.
We will continue to live-stream out 10 AM worship service for people who are not able to join us for in-person worship. You can watch our services on our Facebook page or YouTube Channel by clicking the buttons on the right, or by going to our website, .
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.
St. John's Day Celebration 2021: Parish Picnic & Work Day!
It is a tradition at St. John's to have a parish celebration on the Sunday closest to the feast day of our patron saint, St. John's the Baptist. On Sunday, June 27 we will have our St. John's Day Celebration!
As part of our 10 AM worship service we will honor our graduating high school seniors, followed by a Parish Work Day and a Parish Picnic.
With our building reopening and groups starting to regather, there are some small jobs around the church grounds that need doing. While the Vestry sets up for the picnic, a couple of teams of folks will help out our Buildings & Grounds crew.
Mark this on your calendar! You can RSVP online by clicking on the button below; or, by calling the church at 508-888-2828.
Sunday School Hiatus:
Our Sunday School will be on hiatus until September, 2021. Many thanks to Rev. Barbara Peterson and Marisa Hibbard for helping coordinate Sunday School the past several weekends!
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.
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Parish Office Hours:
The Parish Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 9AM - 2 PM. Masks must be worn while inside the Parish Offices.
Parish Office Phone:
St. John's is a member of the Faith Communities Environmental Network, a collection of religious organizations with concern for creation and environmental sustainability.
As part of this, we are committed to looking at how we can take steps towards care for creation as a parish community. We offer Creation Care suggestions in each of our biweekly newsletters, and will also collect them here on the website.
From the most current newsletter:
Creation Quote for your Meditation:
I did not intend my creatures to make themselves servants and slaves to the world's pleasures. They owe their first love to me. Everything else they should love and possess, as I told you, not as if they owned it, but as something lent them.
--Catherine of Siena (1347-1380), The Dialogue
Suggestion for Personal Action:
Increase plant-based protein in your diet and reduce animal-based protein to lower your impact on the environment. Check out this helpful website: (