Deans' Note December 19, 2021

People, look east. The time is near

Of the crowning of the year.

Make your house fair as you are able,

Trim the hearth and set the table.

People, look east and sing today:

Love, the guest, is on the way.

Dear St. John’s Family:

Eleanor Farjeon’s poem reminds us that Advent is a spiritual preparation for Christmas which includes making our homes fair as we are able for the celebration – that is true also of our church home.

We invite you to find it in your hearts to give something extra to God’s work at St. John’s this Christmas. Think of the music, the candles, the smells and the sights of our Church adorned to proclaim the birth of our Savior into the world. We hope you will join us in opening your heart and hands to welcome all guests who will visit us because when we welcome the seeker and stranger, we are welcoming Christ himself.

All of our services are listed below so that you can have a handy reference and invite all your friends and family to be with us. It’s a great opportunity to bring someone to Church who might not have a place to worship.

Please click the button below to share your gift for St. John’s. We would like to acknowledge your gift in the Christmas leaflets, so please note if you want to remember someone who has died, or to give thanks for someone (or something) special this year.

Last year we were unable to come home for Christmas. This year, we hope you will join us in person for 2021, however we will livestream our 10:00 pm Mass on Christmas Eve for those who cannot be here. If you are traveling, we invite you to join our digital congregation from wherever you are.

On behalf of the Clergy, Staff, Wardens and Vestry, we wish you the happiest of Christmas Seasons. You will be in our prayers, especially at the Lord’s Table on Christmas Eve.