Outdoor worship services suspended.
Worship is Online at 10 AM on Sundays.
Church offices open Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM-12 Noon.
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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.
St. John's is Hiring!
St. John's is looking for a part-time Director of Christian Education. We are looking for someone willing to work 8-10 hours a week to help coordinate our Sunday School and Youth Group. Complying with requirements from the Diocese of Massachusetts, Sunday School and Youth Group will not be in-person likely through the rest of 2020. We have been working hard to rethink how to do non in-person options for the fall. If interested, please be in touch with the Rector by email at rector @ sjchurchsandwich.org.
Updated Donation Request from Cape Cod Council of Churches
Many of you have asked how you can be of assistance for others who may be in need. Our partner, the Cape Cod Council of Churches, has put out a request for the following urgent donations:
A Baby Center provides assistance to families with small children. They are looking the following donations:
Light weight sweatshirts or jackets
Desitin or diaper rash cream
Hands of Hope Food Pantry is asking for donations of the following items:
Kids' snacks and juice boxes
Donations may be dropped off during regular offices hours. Thank you!
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
Online Worship @ 10 AM on Sundays
We are be suspending outdoor worship services as we continue to monitor the public health situation in Barnstable County. Worship will be online at 10 AM on Sundays. You can watch the service live, or view it later in the day on our YouTube Channel.
Church offices remain open, Tuesday-Friday, 9 AM-12 Noon.
The Thrift Shop will NOT reopen as planned on August 4.
No other groups are meeting in person, and any requests for building use should go to the Rector.
For complete information on the regathering process in the diocese of Massachusetts and St. John's Church, please consult our complete Regathering Guidelines.
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.
Online Evening Prayer
Online Evening Prayer will be on hiatus until after Labor Day.
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.
Parish Office Hours:
Beginning July 1, the Parish Office will be open Tuesday-Friday from 9AM - 12 Noon. Masks must be worn while inside the Parish Offices.
Parish Office Phone:
Loving God, Loving Neighbor: Outreach 2020
We are partnering with the Cape Cod Council of Churches to help broaden and expand our outreach to our community for 2020! Each month we will be collecting a different items in support of the Council's programs.
For the month of March, we will gratefully accept donations of socks, the number one item needed by our homeless neighbors. Socks that are clean, dry, and undamaged are vital to comfort, good health, and the ability to walk, an activity which the homeless population spends hours engaged in on a daily basis. Every size is needed, but adult socks are especially in demand. There are baskets in the narthex of the Church and the meeting room in the office in which you can leave your donations
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.
You can find out more about the Cape Cod Council and its ministries here: https://capecodcouncilofchurches.org/
Sunday School Open Enrollment Continues
From September-June 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 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/)
Click on Amazon Smile and for everything you purchase, they will donate an amount to St. John’s Episcopal Church to support our ministries.
Listen to Father Tom's Sermons
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