The Fourth Sunday of Pentecost ~ June 20th: We welcome all to join us for worship this Sunday at 10am, in-person or online at Zoom. The Rev. John Beach will officiate, and Stephen Sikorski our music director will accompany with hymns. It is not necessary to wear a mask if you have been vaccinated. The service bulletin is posted here to your right, and Zoom options have been emailed. Hope to see you then, and we wish all dads a very happy Father's Day!
Please note: The Vestry meeting planned for this Sunday has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 27th.
The Third Sunday after Pentecost ~ June 13th: All are welcome to participate in worship with us this Sunday at 10am; guest preacher The Rev. Lise Hildebrandt will officiate, and our music director Stephen will accompany with hymns. We continue to observe Covid safety guidelines from the Diocese. For those who have been vaccinated, it is not necessary to wear a mask. St. John's continues to broadcast the Sunday service on Zoom. The bulletin is posted here to your right, and Zoom options have been shared by email. Hope to see you then!
The Second Sunday after Pentecost ~ June 6th: Join us for worship this Sunday at 10am; our Priest-in-Charge, The Rev. John Beach, will officiate, accompanied by Stephen Sikorski, St. John's music director. In-person seating is now at 75, and it is not necessary to contact the church office if you plan to attend. We will continue to observe updated Covid safety guidelines until further notice (see Diomass.org). We also broadcast the service on Zoom, with meeting links shared via email. The bulletin is posted here to your right. All are welcome - hope to see you then!
Trinity Sunday ~ May 30th: We gather again this Sunday at 10am; The Rev. John Beach officiates and our music director Stephen will accompany with hymns. In-person seating has been increased to 75, and it is not necessary to contact the church office if you plan to attend. We continue to observe Covid safety guidelines from the Diocese - please visit diomass.org to review the new recommendations. St. John's continues to broadcast our Sunday service on Zoom (until further notice). The bulletin is posted here to your right and online options have been share via email. All are welcome - we look forward to your participation!
Pentecost Sunday ~ May 23rd: All are welcome to join us for worship this Sunday at 10am - in-person and online at Zoom. Please rsvp to the church office if you plan to attend in person. We continue to observe Covid safety protocols. The service bulletin is posted here to your right, and the Zoom options have been emailed to parishioners. See you then!
Also, a reminder: the monthly Vestry meeting is this Sunday at 11;30am on Zoom - contact Rev. John if you wish to attend.
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Masks for Sale
A longtime parishioner, Betty, has been generous with both her time and skills in creating and donating an assortment of cloth masks for our (Square) website. The cost is $8.00 per mask; purchases may be made with a credit or debit card, and all proceeds go to St. John's. Please visit st-johns-church-saugus.square.site ~ shopping and (local) delivery are quick and easy. Patterns change often - feel free to browse!
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Please note: A letter from Fr. John concerning the resumption of public worship, as well as the May letter from our MA Episcopal Bishops, has been mailed (or emailed) to St. John's members and friends. Additionally, below is a link to the diocesan guide to regathering, should you wish to review the recommendations; just copy and paste to your browser. For a printed version of this document, kindly contact the office - we will be happy to mail it to you.
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Please note: Per the Episcopal Bishops of Massachusetts, it is strongly recommended for virtual services to continue until further notice. We remain hopeful that in-person worship will resume soon.
We have adopted safety protocols set forth by the Diocese, and we ask the following of parishioners:
* If you feel unwell in any way, please do not attend church.
* If you are in what is considered a “high-risk” group (i.e., chemotherapy, heart disease, respiratory, or diabetes patients, or have an autoimmune disorder, you are strongly urged to avoid attending large groups, including worship.
* During worship: We will not perform handshakes, elbow bumps, or other touching during the Peace, there will be in-one-kind Communion, and no passing of the offering plate (to be placed in a designated area), etc.
Until further notice, and per strong diocesan recommendations - Bible study will be on hiatus.
We understand these circumstances are unique and uncertain, but we must be vigilant in keeping everyone’s best interest in mind, while we seek God’s comfort and protection.
As this situation changes, we will keep you posted - your cooperation is greatly appreciated.
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Please note: when we return to in-person summer worship, our Sunday morning service will begin at 9am. September through May our two-service schedule resumes: 8am (Rite I) and 10am (Rite II). Additional services are held during Christmas and Easter Holy Week. All are welcome!
Bible Study: Tuesdays morning at 10:30 on Zoom. All are welcome - please contact us for the meeting link.
Healthy Students, Healthy Saugus: We gather to pack food for the HS2 program on the first Thursday of every month at 7pm (w/ the exception of holidays). Please check our worship bulletin announcements or St. John's FB site for updates on collection information.
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