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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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
During October and November we focus on the importance of air in our Caring for Creation section. In December we add the themes of hope and expectation of the Advent season.
Quotation for your Meditation
Long I roam’d the woods,
With the singular wild pleasure of being alone in the woods,
I know all the big trees and have come to a sociable silent understanding with most of them in the sunlit air.
I hold on boughs of slender trees caressingly there in the sun and shade—pulling and pushing, exercising my whole body—wrestle with their innocent stalwartness—and know the virtue thereof passes from them into me;
After I wrestle with the tree awhile—a beautiful object, every branch, every leaf perfect—I can feel its young sap and sinew and virtue welling up out of the ground and rising through me, like mercury to heat—tingling through me from crown to toe, like health’s wine….
Surely there is something more in each of the trees, some living soul.
In my soul I plainly heard the wood-spirit join the refrain,
As some old tree thrill’d with its soul:
Know I bear the soul befitting me, I too have consciousness, identity,
And all the rocks and mountains have, and all the earth.
Suggestions for Personal Action
An automobile burning one gallon of gasoline produces 20 pounds of pollution and puts it into the atmosphere where it can stay for centuries. *(www.drawdown.org/climate-solutions-101/unit-3-reducing-sources).
In 2020 in the U.S. 123.73 billion gallons of gasoline were used … multiplied by 20 pounds of pollution per gallon the result = two trillion four hundred seventy-four billion six hundred million pounds of pollution put into the atmosphere in one year just from the United States. *(www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=23&t=10
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Parish Office Hours:
The Parish Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 9AM - 2 PM.
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