The First Sunday of Advent, November 29th: The first candle of the Advent will be lit, beginning our church year and in anticipation of the arrival of Baby Jesus. All are welcome to participate online through Zoom at 10am, with The Rev. John Beach presiding. Our service bulletin is posted here to your right. Join us!
Feast of Christ the King ~ November 22nd: Join us online at Zoom for the last Sunday after Pentecost at 10am - The Rev. John Beach will preside, and Stephen our music director will accompany with hymns and other music selections. Our service bulletin is posted here to your right. Hope to see you then!
The Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost ~ Nov. 15th:
For now we are unable to gather at church, but we welcome you to join us this week at 10am for worship.
The Rev. John Beach will preside, and Bishop Alan Gates will deliver the sermon this week. Our service bulletin is posted here to your right - please use the current dial-in/sign-on Zoom information.
Poinsettia & Wreath Sale: Saturday, Dec. 5th, 10am - 1pm
Red poinsettias: 6 1/2" pots (w/ 2 plants) $15
7 1/2" pots (w/ 3 plants) $26
Wreaths: 14" (w/ bow) $24
Deadline for orders: Wednesday, Nov. 25th ~ Please order online at st-johns-church-saugus.square.site ~ Payment must accompany order; cash, check, an MC/Visa accepted. Our beautiful plants and wreaths are from Kane's Flower World in Danvers. Thank you for your support!
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The Twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost ~ Nov. 8th:
This week, because of the predicted unseasonably mild weather, we plan to gather outdoors at 10am, with The Rev. John Beach presiding. Worship will also continue to be broadcast on Zoom (please use the current (Oct.) dial-in and meeting link information). If attending church in person, kindly bring a mask and lawn chair. The service bulletin is posted here to your right. See you then!
All Saints' Day ~ Sunday, November 1st: Join us at 10am at church (indoors) and on Zoom with The Rev. John Beach presiding. If attending in person, please bring a mask - all social distancing and safety protocols will be employed. The service bulletin is posted here to your right, and if worshipping on Zoom, kindly use the same link and dial-in information as last week. Whichever way you choose to worship, we look forward to your participation!
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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, 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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