Sunday, August 9th ~ The Ninth Sunday after Pentecost: This week Fr. John Beach will conduct 10am worship at St. John's (weather permitting), and the service will continue to broadcast via Zoom. If you are able to attend, please contact Fr. John (by his phone or email) so we can plan accordingly. Also, kindly bring a lawn chair and a face mask. If observing through Zoom, the meeting information has been shared by email, and our service bulletin is posted here to your right. However you choose to worship, we look forward to your participation!
Sunday, August 2nd ~ The Eight Sunday after Pentecost: We welcome you to participate in virtual worship again this Sunday at 10am, with Fr. John Beach presiding. Please dial or log-in a few minutes early - the Zoom information has been shared via email. Our music director Stephen Sikorski will accompany with hymns and other music selections will be offered. The Service bulletin is posted here to your right. Hope you will join us!
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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Sunday, July 26th ~ The Eight Sunday after Pentecost: We welcome you to join us this Sunday at 10am for virtual (Zoom) worship, with Fr. John Beach presiding. Stephen Sikorski our music director will accompany with hymns, and we are delighted to announce Bishop
Alan M. Gates will offer the sermon. The service bulletin is posted here, and dial-in and link information will be shared via email. We look forward to your participation!
Sunday, July 19th ~ The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost: The Rev. John Beach is back this week to celebrate virtual worship on Zoom at 10am. Stephen, our music director, will accompany with hymns; a special selection will be sung by Skylar, his daughter. The Zoom dial-in and link info has been shared, and the service bulletin is posted here. All are welcome to participate - hope you will join us!
Sunday, July 12th - The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Please join us this Sunday at 10am for Zoom virtual worship - the link and dial-in information have been shared. Rev. Beach is away this Sunday; St. John's Verger, Stephen Belyea will lead the service with our music director, Stephen Sikorski. And this week, we are happy to add St. John's will also receive a reflection from The Rev. Canon Martha Hubbard. Our service bulletin is posted here, and we look forward to your participation!
Diocesan update ~ Tuesday, May 18th: Please note that per our diocese, virtual worship will continue until July 1st.
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Please note: Per the Episcopal bishops of Massachusetts, virtual services have been extended until July 1st. We remain hopeful that in-person worship will resume sooner than expected.
Diocesan update ~ Wednesday, May 13th: The Board of Directors and staff of the Barbara C. Harris Camp and Conference Center have just announced the difficult decision to suspend all summer camp programs. Please contact the office for additional information.
Diocesan update ~ Tuesday, May 12th: Massachusetts Episcopal bishops have announced that virtual worship has been extended until July 1st. Please see the letter from Bishop Alan and Bishop Gayle posted at www.Diomass.org. We are disappointed but remain determined to stay faithful, home, and safe, and look forward to resuming in-house worship very 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: Please see above.
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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