Christmas Fair This Weekend!
Saturday, 10 AM - 4PM
Sunday, 12 PM- 4 PM
Christmas Fair this year located in our 161 Main Street Building and in the Church Parish Hall.
Welcome

 

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.

Christmas Fair Returns!
Saturday, Dec 4: 10 am- 4pm
Sunday, Dec 5: 12pm - 4pm 

This year's Christmas Fair is taking December 4th and 5th in 161 Main Street. We will be selling our hand-made wreaths and serving Captain Parker's clam chowder on the front porch! 

Inside you will find a huge bake sale full of delicious goodies, our famous 'Slightly Used Christmas' room, and two big rooms full of hand-made Christmas crafts and gifts. You will also be able to buy raffle tickets for the lottery tree!

Weekly Zoom Prayer Group

 

Our Wednesday online prayer group will take a hiatus for the Christmas season, and will return on Wednesday, January 5.

Come, Reflect, Pray
Saturday

  5:00 PM     Holy Eucharist (Rite II)

 

Sunday

 

  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, Sunday at 8 AM and 10 AM

St. John's Church has modified our Covid-19 worship restrictions!

The bishops of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts have updated worship guidelines for all congregations.

 

Masks are now required for all indoor gatherings. 

 

The bishops are also requiring social distance between people from different households.  Please only sit in designated areas. 

 

We will be serving only the consecrated bread in Holy Communion

 

We will continue to livestream our 10 AM service.

Live-Streaming Worship:

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, www.sjchurchsandwich.org.

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.

All Saints Celebration

and Stewardship Ingathering

This weekend, we celebrate the Feast of All Saints! We will also have our 2022 Stewardship Ingathering. As part of our worship, you will have an opportunity to place your pledge card on the altar as part of our worship, a living symbol of our commitments of our time, talent, and treasure in support of St. John's.

You can also submit your pledge online by clicking on the button below:

 

Sunday School Is Back!

 

We have Sunday School during our 10 AM service in the Parish Hall, facilitated by our priest associate, the Rev. Barbara Peterson.  You can register for Sunday School by clicking on the button below.

Contact Us

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.

​Introduce Yourself

Fill out an online Visitor's Card 

Parish Office Hours:

The Parish Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 9AM - 2 PM.  

Parish Office Phone:

508-888-2828

Click on Amazon Smile and for everything you purchase, they will donate an amount to St. John’s Episcopal Church to support our ministries.

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                                             CARING FOR CREATION

Following the recent United Nations meeting on climate change in Glasgow, Scotland, the urgency for personal and collective action to care for creation is ever more apparent and urgent.

 

Quotation for Your Meditation

 

When it comes to climate change, what affects one part of the planet affects the whole planet, and what affects one part of the human family affects the whole family.  As members of the Anglican Communion, we share a commitment to face the imminent threats to our climate and to the biodiversity that sustains all life. These threats know no national or natural boundaries.

The Most Reverend Michael B. Curry, Presiding Bishop and Primate of the Episcopal Church

 

Suggestion for Personal Action

 

If you enjoy a beautifully lit Christmas tree, prepare for a non-electric shock.  Your whole tree can be using 400 watts or more per hour. By way of contrast, a newer, more energy-efficient refrigerator will draw around 180 watts per day. To reduce your Christmas season energy consumption drastically and still have a beautiful tree, check out this link on LED Christmas lights. *(https://learn.eartheasy.com/articles/led-christmas-lights-and-other-energy-efficient-decorations/)

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