St. John's News

Opportunities to Worship, Study, and Connect

Christ said, "For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them” (Matthew 18:20). There are many ways for the people of St. John's to gather during this Easter Season while we are physically apart. We can continue to be the church, celebrate the good news of Easter, and gather in Christ's name. Please consider these ways to intentionally grow together and in Christ's love. We invite you to participate in any of the following opportunities: 

A Journey with Matthew: St. John's Easter Season Bible Study

Join St. John's clergy, staff, and congregation for an Easter Season Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew. We will meet on Zoom on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. from April 15 to June 3 and read from A Journey with Matthew, edited by Mark Zabriskie. The short book includes scripture readings, meditations, questions, and prayers to guide our discussions. Purchase the e-book today from Amazon for $7.99. A limited number of hard copies will also be available for purchase for $12 at the church office and can be picked up 9 a.m.-4 p.m. during the week. Contact Chrissy Mortlock, cmortlock@stjohnsroanoke.org, by this Monday to join the group and for additional information.

Worship

The following worship opportunities are available on St. John's YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and turn on notifications to know when we go live or add a new video. 

Sunday Morning Worship
We offer a live stream of Morning Prayer every Sunday at 10 a.m.

Children's Chapel
A video of Children's Chapel, with Bible story, song, and prayer, is posted to YouTube on Sunday morning. An accompanying lesson is emailed to parents. Families, please encourage your children to worship both at Children's Chapel and Morning Prayer.

Midweek Prayer
Livestream noon day prayers with a meditation every Wednesday at 12 p.m.

Compline and Evening Prayer on YouTube
Spend some time in Prayer each evening. Compline is a great way to end your day and prepare for sleep. Once you have finished with your daily or evening routine, settle in and pray compline with clergy and staff. We will be posting different versions of prayers for the end of the day such as Compline and Night Prayers throughout the coming weeks.

Music on YouTube
A video of Mike Milam playing favorite hymns on the organ or piano is posted to YouTube each week.

 

Children and Youth

Lion, Witch, and Wardrobe
Join Miss Chrissy as she reads “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” to St. John’s Kids. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be notified when new videos are uploaded. 

Youth Opportunities
The Sweet Donkey High School Group and Middle School Groups check in with Rev. Whitney Burton-Smith every Wednesday via Zoom. To join, contact wburton@stjohnsroanoke.org.

Middle School Youth Group and High School Youth Groups are meeting on Sunday evenings via Zoom. To join, contact tlight@stjohnsroanoke.org

Children's Chapel
A video of Children's Chapel, with Bible story, song, and prayer, is posted to YouTube on Sunday morning. An accompanying lesson is emailed to parents. Families, please encourage your children to worship both at Children's Chapel and Morning Prayer. Contact Christine Mortlock cmortlock@stjohnsroanoke.org for more info.

 

Small Groups

Men's Groups
Men's Accountability Group: The second and fourth Fridays of each month. Contact the Rev. Eric Long elong@stjohnsroanoke.org for more information on how to join.

Tuesday Men's Group: Tuesday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. Contact the Rev. David Olson dolson@stjohnsroanoke.org for more information on how to join.

Women at the Well
This is a chance to socialize and check-in with other women of St. John's. Tuesday, April 14 at 6 p.m. Contact the Rev. Whitney Burton wburton@stjohnsroanoke.org

Fine Wines
The Rev. Mary Mackin mmackin@stjohnsroanoke.org is staying in touch with the group via e-mail. Please reach out to Mary if you are not yet on the Fine Wines e-mail list and would like to be included.

Additionally, other groups continue to stay connected remotely, including St. John's Music Academy, St. John's Singers, St. John's Choir, EfM, and Bible Study. Clergy and staff would love to connect with you, and also help you connect with others. Reach out to any clergy or staff. If you have ideas for ways we can be the church, and be together in the presence of Christ, let the clergy and staff know.

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