LOBSTER ROLL SALE ~ Friday, April 23rd 7am-12pm*
Order deadline: Tuesday, April 20th. Each roll is $12, which includes condiments, one bag of chips, and a brownie. Local delivery for orders for 5 or more. Please contact the church office; phone 781-233-1242 or email us StJohnsSaugus@gmail.com. We appreciate your continued support!
* Spring Plant Sale*
Pickup at St. John’s Church; Friday, May 7th, 6-8pm,
and Saturday, May 8th, 8am-1pm
Order deadline: Monday, April 26th
Hanging Planters - $25.00/ea
Individual 4.5" Potted Begonias - $5.00/ea
Individual 4.5" Potted Geraniums - $5.00/ea
Individual 4.5" Potted New Guinea Impatiens - $5.50/ea
Individual 4.5" Potted Dahlias - $5.00/ea
Beautiful plants from Kane's Flower World
For questions: Contact Donna Manoogian at 617*240*9003
or Jeanne Seaboyer at 781*720*8666
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The Third Sunday of Easter ~ April 18th: All are welcome to in-person or Zoom worship at 10am, with The Rev. John Beach presiding. A service bulletin to posted here to your right, and Zoom options have been shared through email. Please call/email the office if you plan to attend the church as seating capacity remains at 35, and we continue to observe recommended Covid safety protocols. See you Sunday!
The Second Sunday of Easter ~ April 11th: Once again we will conduct in-house worship at 10am, as well as broadcast through Zoom. Seating is limited to 35 - kindly contact the church office if you plan to attend, as we are observing Covid safety protocols. All are welcome to join us with The Rev. John Beach presiding, and Stephen Sikorski our music director will accompany with hymns. The service bulletin is posted here to your right, and the Zoom options have been emailed to parishioners. See you then!
Easter Sunday ~ April 4th: Easter will be celebrated at 10am both at church and by livestream (not Zoom this week). The Rev. John Beach will officiate and our bishop, The Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, will deliver the sermon. Videographer Mark Dixon will livestream the service from St. John's - a link has been emailed to parishioners. The service bulletin is posted here to your right. All are welcome to join us!
Kindly note: flowering plants will be offered after the service for the children until approximately 12pm (or until supplies last).
Diocesan Good Friday Service: The MA Diocese is celebrating a multi-congregational Good Friday service at (12pm) Noon tomorrow, in which lay people and several clergy from across Massachusetts, including Rev. Beach, are participating. The Zoom link and accompanying bulletin have been shared via email, but the pdf version has also been posted here to your right.
Maundy Thursday (7:30pm): Service will be conducted online, and the Zoom link has been forwarded to parishioners. Kindly see the bulletin posted here to your right.
Good Friday (Noon): Service will be offered online via Zoom, with a link forwarded to parishioners on Thursday. The downloadable worship bulletin will be posted here tomorrow (4/1).
Palm Sunday ~ March 28th: We gather both in-person
(by RSVP) as well as online at Zoom at 10am to celebrate Palm Sunday. Seating for this service is limited at 35. The worship bulletin is posted here to your right, and the dial-in/link options have been shared through email. After worship (approx. 11:15), palms will be distributed (via Prospect Street - same as last year). Please note that in church and during palm distribution, we will employ current Covid protocols. Whichever way you choose to worship, we hope you will join us!
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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