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/)
St John's Christmas Fair
Friday, Nov 29 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Saturday, Nov 30 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
The Parish is busy getting ready for our annual Christmas Fair to be held on Friday, November 29th from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM and on Saturday, November 30th from 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM.
This year's fair will feature fun for the entire family:
- Craft fair full of local artists and vendors
- Our beautifully decorated hand-made wreaths
- Bake Sale
- 'Slightly Used Christmas' room
- Lottery Tree
- Silent Auction
- St John's table full of beautiful hand-made items
- Christmas Cafe with our famous lobster rolls and chowder
- Raffles including an autographed Tom Brady football
The Christmas Fair is one of our largest fundraisers which allows us to continue supporting our many local community outreach programs. We are currently looking for sponsors for the Christmas Cafe, donations for our silent auction, and for a few more crafters. Contact the church office at 508-888-2828 if you would like to support St John's or to participate as a crafter.
See you at the fair!
Fall Bible Study at St John's
Our Fall Bible Study will continue on November 13th, and November 20th. We will meet in the Parish Hall from 6:30 PM - 7:45 PM each week. Each of the sessions will open and close with prayer, and a different bible passage will be examined each week.
This year's topic: Is that REALLY in the bible?
We will look at four different biblical stories that are some of the strangest, perplexing, and outright weirdest parts of the Bible. As we do, we will ask how God might still be speaking to us even in these passages.
Coffee, tea, and light snacks will be provided. Please contact the church office at 508-888-2828 if child care is needed.
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.
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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