In Holy Scripture in the Gospel of John (1:46-49) Philip who had met Jesus went to his friend Nathanael and told him that they had found the one for whom they had all been waiting, Jesus of Nazareth. Nathanael said “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” because Nazareth did not have a reputation for producing leaders or healers or scholars or anyone who really made a difference in their world. Phillip did not try to answer Nathanael’s objection, he just invited him to “Come and see.”
- We believe that St. John’s Church is a place of acceptance and hope.
- We continue to learn together about love and forgiveness.
- We’re a safe haven in the midst of the culture and engaged deeply in the world.
- We strive to meet people where they are — seeking, sometimes broken, often yearning and willing to reach out beyond themselves.
- We have experienced the power of simply being together, inviting God or Jesus or the Holy Spirit to be present and listening to each others’ stories.
- We love to have fun.
We invite you, like Philip invited Nathanael, to “Come and see.”
In the Episcopal liturgy (worship service) the first part is referred to as the “Liturgy of the Word” and the second part is “Holy Communion”. Holy Communion is the sacred meal of the Christian faith. Usually, participation in Holy Communion happens after one is baptized, but we also believe that anyone who is led to participate in this meal is welcome to receive the body and blood of our Lord at God’s table. Wherever you are in your spiritual journey, we want to walk with you. If you want to know more about Holy Communion, our Worship, your prayer life or the Christian faith in general, please speak with one of our clergy. Inquirer’s classes are offered each year to seekers who want to engage more deeply in the life of the spirit and the life of the church. All are welcome.