The Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ September 20th: We will gather this Sunday at 10am, weather permitting, at the church and online through Zoom. Fr. John Beach will lead us in worship and St. John's music director Stephen Sikorski will accompany with hymns and other selections. If attending in person, please bring a mask and lawn chair. The link information will be shared via email and our service bulletin is posted here to your right. Hope you will join us!
The Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ September 13th: The Rev. John Beach will lead us in worship this Sunday at 10am, both in-person (weather permitting) and online at Zoom. Kindly bring a mask and lawn chair if you plan to attend in person. The service bulletin is posted here and the (new) Zoom dial-in/login information has been shared through email. Whichever way you choose to worship, all are welcome!
The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ September 6th: You are welcome to join us for worship this Sunday at 10am. The Rev. John Beach, St. John's new Priest-in-Charge, will officiate and Stephen Sikorski, our music director, will offer hymns and other music selections. The Zoom link information will be shared tomorrow by email and the service bulletin is posted here to your right. Hope to see everyone!
The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ August 30th: Weather permitting, The Rev. John Beach will officiate worship this Sunday at 10am, both in person at St. John's and online through Zoom. For the time being, if you plan to attend church in person, kindly bring a mask and a lawn chair. The service bulletin is posted here to your right and the Zoom information has been shared via email. Whichever way you choose to participate, all are welcome!
The Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost ~ August 23rd: We will gather again for worship both in person and on Zoom this Sunday at 10am. Zoom information has been shared through email and the bulletin is posted here to your right. The Eucharist will be offered (wafer only). Kindly bring a mask and a lawn chair if you plan to attend in person. Hope you will join us!
From Fr. John
It was a joy to see a number of you as we gathered for worship last Sunday! We invite all those who feel comfortable to join us again at the church this Sunday, August 16th at 10 a.m. Though the infection rate has increased slightly in Saugus, we still believe that the safety protocols we have established create a reasonably safe environment. If you have any conditions which put you at risk, we encourage you to remain at home and join us on Zoom. We shall continue to broadcast our worship. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
From the Parish Office: The service bulletin for Sunday, Aug. 16th is posted here to your right, and the Zoom information will be shared via email. Just a reminder - the service is weather permitting. Please bring a lawn chair and a face mask.
And please note: the office will be closed Aug. 18th & 19th, reopening Aug. 20th at 8:30am. Urgent phone and email messages will continue to be monitored.
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!
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, 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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