St. John’s has two worship services each Sunday year-round at 8:00 am and 10:15 am in the sanctuary. Both of our services blend the styles of a traditional worship service with elements of contemporary worship. On Communion Sundays, the communion is offered at both services.
The only exceptions to our schedule: there are no 8:00 am services on Easter Sunday, when our outdoor Sunrise Service is held at Whites Road Park at 7:00 am, and the second Sunday of December, when we join to celebrate our traditional Advent “White Gift Service” at 10:15 am.
Our 8:00 am service has a less’ formal’ feel than our 10:15 am service, is shorter in length (about 35 – 40 minutes), and does not include choir anthems, liturgy, or a message geared specifically for children. For many, its appeal is its more intimate atmosphere, created by both a smaller crowd and the close proximity of the pastors to the worshiper. This service is also geared toward those who must work or participate in other activities on a Sunday but still desire an opportunity to worship. The basic elements of worship included in this service – the opening and closing hymns, scripture reading, sermon and prayers – are the same as the 10:15 am service. At this service there is a time for the congregation to share their prayer requests aloud if they desire.
Our more ‘traditional’ worship service starts at 10:15 am and lasts about an hour. This service includes choral and instrumental selections offered by one or more of St. John’s choirs, a children’s message, and more opportunities for hymn singing than the 8:00 am service. During the 10:15 am service, a nursery is provided for infants through kindergarten age, and Junior Church is provided most Sundays for children in grades 1-4. Please see more details on our Nursery/Junior Church page. A time for refreshments and informal conversation follows this service in our Assembly Hall.