Please join us for what is the single most important time for faithful Christians, The Great Week – The Holy Week, and enter into and experience the fullness of the traditional worship. The Reverend Kate Wesch will preside at all services. The Reverend Emily Tanis-Likkel, UCC, and Minister of Family Life will preach at the Easter Vigil.
More information is available about all of these services here.
Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion, April 14, 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Blessing of the Palms and Holy Eucharist.
Wednesday of Holy Week, April 17, 6:30 p.m.
Stations of the Cross with guest painter and cellist.
Maundy Thursday, April 18, 6:30 p.m.
Holy Eucharist, Foot-Washing, Stripping of the Altar.
Watchnight, Thursday, April 18, 8:00 p.m. to Noon on Friday
Sign- up sheet in the Narthex. Gospel read aloud at 8:00 p.m..
The Great Vigil of Easter, Saturday, April 20, 8:00 p.m.
The Great Vigil of Easter with Holy Baptism, choir, and Holy Eucharist.
A festive reception follows this service.
*Remember to bring bells! You are invited and encouraged to bring bells to the Easter Vigil. Ring them every time we sing, say or otherwise utter the word “Alleluia!”
Easter Sunday, April, 8:00 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Festival Eucharist. Potluck Easter Brunch between services.
Easter Egg Hunt, 11:45 a.m.
Welcome to The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist. Our mission is to provide a vibrant space in which community can form to worship, grow in faith, and be challenged to respond to the needs of others in the community and in the world.
Statement of Welcome
St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church is an affirming and inclusive Christian community. Our members and leaders strive through love, worship and service to welcome all people just as God created them. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, or economic condition. We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we.
We strive to live into these words of our mission statement:
Living God’s Word encourages us to extend the lessons of compassion and love we learn in worship and study to our daily lives. At the conclusion of every worship service we are sent into the world to be the human face of the Good News of Jesus’ love.
Loving God’s World reminds us of our responsibility to be good stewards of God’s blessings — to work for social justice in our community, country, economy, and world – to protect and preserve the environment – and to respect the dignity and freedom of every human being.
Growing in God’s Love calls us to mature in our faith. We know that God loves each of us where and how we are. This is our starting point. We are co-creators with God and share God’s transformative love.