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.
Wherever you may be on your path of faith, St John's invites you to be part of a community which is vibrant and vital, rooted and growing. St. John's members are seeking to love God with heart, mind, soul and with strength to love one another as we are loved by God. Wherever you are in your life with God, you will find nurture and opportunity at St John's.
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
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: (https://www.sustain.ucla.edu/out-initiatives/food-systems/the-case-for-plant-based/)
Loving God, Loving Neighbor: Outreach 2020
“Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these.” (John 14:12)
As part of our call to love God and love our neighbor, the St. John's Outreach Committee is asking that we make a targeted and committed effort to support the Cape Cod Council of Churches, of which we are a member parish.
The Council’s mission is “to serve God by serving others” through their six central programs:
• Hospital Chaplaincy: providing chaplains to local hospitals;
• A Baby Center, offering assistance to families with young children;
• Faith Family Kitchen, serving three free meals per week in Hyannis;
• Covenant to Care for Foster Families, giving support to families that foster children by helping provide for those things state assistance does not cover;
• Hands of Hope Food Pantry and Outreach Center, for those experiencing food insecurity on the Cape and Islands; and
• Youth StreetReach Homeless Ministry, offering services and outreach for homeless teens in Hyannis.
We have will be collecting donation items for every month of 2020 to support these outreach ministries of the Cape Cod Council. For January, we are beginning with the collection of mittens and gloves. We ask that as you are able through January, please contribute new or very nearly new mittens and gloves of any size from infant to adult. There are collection as you enter the church and the parish office for your donations.
Through these programs and many other activities and events, the Council supports more than 6500 fellow Cape Codders and Islanders annually. You can find out more about the Cape Cod Council and its ministries here: https://capecodcouncilofchurches.org/
Small Group Ministries for 2019-2020
Our Mission: St. John’s is a community called by Christ to grow spiritually and to make known God’s love through word and deed in our congregation and 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 St. John's Church, June 2017.
As part of living into our Mission and Vision Statement, we are committing to live into our call to lifelong formation with intentionality this coming year. We have a number of small groups planned between now and September, please download the schedule below as you consider how God is calling you to continue this lifelong journey of discipleship.
Sunday School Open Enrollment Continues
We conduct Sunday school each week at the 10:00 am service and we are always welcoming new families to come and join us. We have classrooms for Pre-K/K, 1st grade through 4th grade, and 5th grade and up.
You can read more about the different Sunday school curriculums on our Church School page.
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.
Give to St. John's:
We are closing out our 2020 Stewardship Campaign! If you'd like to make a contribution to the mission, ministry, and outreach of St. John's Church, please dowload the Time, Talent, and Treasure card below. You can mail, email, or drop it by the office. Thank you for your support!
Parish Office Hours:
Tuesday thru Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Parish Office Phone:
The Worship Committee has endorsed using the Trial Liturgies approved by General Convention last summer at our 5PM and 10AM services.
These trial liturgies make some very minor changes to our usual liturgy, and you can down them here, along with more background from Fr. Tom.
Please be in touch with Fr. Tom with any feedback, comments, or questions.
Listen to Father Tom's Sermons
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