The Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost ~ Oct. 25th: This week we gather again, weather permitting, onsite and online, with The Rev. John Beach presiding. Please bring along a mask and lawn chair if you plan to attend church in person. The bulletin is posted here to your left and our Zoom link information will shared through email. All are welcome!
The Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Oct. 18th: Please join us for worship this Sunday at 10am with The Rev. John Beach - at church and online through Zoom. The service bulletin is posted here to your right, and the Zoom link information will be shared by email. Kindly bring a mask and lawn chair if attending in person - see you then!
The Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Oct. 11th: At 10am we assemble to celebrate worship with The Rev. John Beach, in person and online via Zoom. Stephen our music director will accompany with hymns and other selections. The Zoom information has been shared by email and our bulletin is posted here to your right. If attending church in person, kindly bring a mask and lawn chair. We look forward to seeing you!
October 4th ~ The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ The Feast of St. Francis of Assisi: This Sunday at 10am we celebrate God's creatures and St. Francis with a blessing of the animals. If attending church in person, please bring a mask/lawn chair, and kindly accompany dogs on a leash and bring other pet-pals in an appropriate carrier. You may also bring a pet photo to be blessed. The service bulletin will be posted here and the Zoom information shared through email. All are welcome!
Lobster Roll Sale, (Virtual) Fair, and Dinner:
St. John's will have a lobster roll sale on Friday, Oct. 16th from 7am-12pm. The order deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 13th - kindly see our newsletter for details (here under 'resources'). We are also hosting a virtual fair; visit
st-johns-church-saugus.square.site where tickets for the Oct. 24th "to-go" roast beef dinner are available.
The Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost ~ September 27th: Weather permitting, St. John's parishioners and friends will gather again this Sunday at 10am, in-person and online through Zoom. The Rev. John Beach will lead us in worship, as our music director Stephen accompanies with hymns and other selections. The service bulletin is posted here to your right, and Zoom info will be shared via email. If attending in person, please bring a lawn chair and mask. However you choose to worship, we look forward to your participation!
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.
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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