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.
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.
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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.
CARING FOR CREATION
On this first Sunday in Advent we focus on the importance of Emmanuel-God With Us in our Caring for Creation section.
Quotation for Your Meditation
SONNET • “O Sapientia”by Malcolm Guite
I cannot think unless I have been thought,
Nor can I speak unless I have been spoken.
I cannot teach except as I am taught,
Or break the bread except as I am broken.
O Mind behind the mind through which I seek,
O Light within the light by which I see,
O Word beneath the words with which I speak,
O founding, unfound Wisdom, finding me,
O sounding Song whose depth is sounding me,
O Memory of time, reminding me,
My Ground of Being, always grounding me,
My Maker’s Bounding Line, defining me,
Come, hidden Wisdom, come with all you bring,
Come to me now, disguised as everything.
From O Antiphon Service at St Augustine Anglican Church
Suggestion for Personal Action
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Parish Office Hours:
The Parish Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 9AM - 2 PM.
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