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
Annual Meeting 2020!
The Annual Meeting of St. John's Episcopal Church was held Sunday, February 9, at 11:15 AM. Fr. Tom will offer his Rector's Report, outlining some challenges and opportunities facing St. John's in the years to come. We will approve a budget for 2020, elect new new Vestry members and officers, and conduct any other business for the parish.
The complete Annual Report is available on the link below.
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
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 February we will be collecting diapers and wipes for A Baby Center, which offers assistance to families with young children.
Many thanks to St. John's: in January we collected 124 pairs of mittens/gloves, 10 hats, 5 scarves, and 6 pairs of ear warmers.
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
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.
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