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Welcome

St. John’s Church is an Anglican/Episcopal, Christian community worshipping through the power of the Holy Spirit for over 200 years.

St. John’s is much more than a Sunday morning worship experience. It is a family that worships, prays, serves, studies, and has fun together and we invite you to join us in making our family, your family.

If you do not have a church home and would like to make St. John’s your parish of choice; or have a need our church family can help with,  please contact our Parish Administrator, Jeannette, at the church office (315) 393-5470 

Announcements

  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL!! July 17th-19th

    It's time for our annual VBS program. Join us at St. John's on Wednesday, July 17th through Friday, July 19th for action packed mornings with music, stories, games, fun, and of course, snacks. 

    We are on an adventure to Outback Rock in the land down under where "kids will venture into solid faith".

    Call the church office 315-393-5470 for more information or to register. 

    Program starts each day at 9 am and finishes at 11:30. Sign in begins at 8:30 am each morning. Registrations can also be filled in at sign in.

    Want to help? Please see Donna Logan.

  • Sunday Service, July 21st - Eucharist

    Please join us at 9 am on Sunday, July 21st for our Eucharist service with Rev. Gary Parker.

    Following the service, please join us for continued fellowship at Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall.

    If you cannot join us in person, you can watch our service on  Facebook Live. Click to access our page.  You do not need a Facebook account to view the service. 

    We will welcome Bishop Jeremiah Williamson at our service on Sunday, July 28th at 9 am. Bishop Williamson was elected the 10th Bishop of Albany last September and this will be his first visit to the North Country.

  • Thursday Service in the Chapel on hiatus for the summer

    Thursday service of Morning Prayer in the chapel will be on a break until September.

    Daily prayers or "offices" are included in the Book of Common Prayer. They are part of a long tradition of daily prayers in Christianity.

    The Episcopal Church daily offices -- Morning and Evening Prayers along with prayers for Noontime and evening Compline are available in the Book of Common Prayer.

    The Episcopal Church in Garrett County Maryland offers a podcast for each day that includes a reading of Morning Prayer with the appropriate lessons and psalm for the day presented in a quiet, meditative way. Link here (you may need to scroll down to find today's date).

  • Bible Study on Summer break

    Bible Study is on a summer break and will resume on Thursdays at 10:30 am in September when we will continue our study of John's Gospel. Looking for something to read this summer? Check out the Book Club announcement.

     

  • Food Pantry Distribution Day -Tuesday JULY 30th

    On the last Tuesday of each month, St. John's hosts a distribution of food to those in need. With the suspension of services at the Salvation Army, there is tremendous need in Ogdensburg.

    Basic staples -- canned vegetables, instant potatoes, soups, stews, pasta and sauce, cereal and peanut butter -- are always welcome to help fill our shelves. Financial support will be used to purchase necessary and perishable goods. 

    Note:  Next distribution is Tuesday, July 30th.

    To visit the food pantry come to the parking lot off Franklin Street and enter the Parish Hall via the deck. Please bring identification.

    Can you help on distribution days? Please see Rose Sovie or Donna Burdick. 

  • Summer Book Club with Movie Finale - August 22nd

    Our summer book club read is "Surprised by Joy: the shape of my early life by C.S. Lewis". More than a simple autobiography, Lewis, who is one of them most widely-read Christian writers of the 20th century, writes subjectively about the influences of his childhood and his spiritual journey from Atheism to Christianity. 

    At the end of the summer, we will gather to consider the book and watch the recent biopic - "The Most Reluctant Convert", based on this book.

    From the synopsis: "An elder C.S. Lewis looks back on his remarkable journey from hard-boiled atheist to the most renowned Christian writer of the past century...Beautifully filmed in and around Oxford this engaging biopic follows the creator of The Chronicles of Narnia from the tragic death of his mother when he was just nine years old, through his strained relationship with his father, to the nightmare of the trenches of World War I to Oxford University, where friends like J.R.R. Tolkien challenge his unbelief."

    The focus of the book is his conversion. Candidly, as he notes in the book's introduction, "I have tried so to write the first chapter so that those who cannot bear such a story will see at once what they are in for and close the book with the least waste of time." 

    That said, I encourage you to give the book a try. Originally published in 1955, the movie has generated reprints and there are copies available through the local library system. Regardless, book read or not, everyone is invited to come to watch the movie.

    Join us on Thursday, August 22nd at 5 pm for a light supper, movie and snacks.

  • Moving Forward - Parish Sustainability

    At our annual meeting in February 2023, the parish family determined that given our current financial situation we would commit to identifying a sustainable path forward.  To that end, the vestry has written a charter, (a  document that states our mission, goals, and objectives) to for us to realistically look at our options.  The charter provides focus and helps tune the message for everyone in the parish and the larger community.

    See the Parish Sustainability tab in the Navigation Bar for detailed information as we move forward.

     

  • Online Giving

    We offer the option to make your giving donation online.  Link here to make a donation.  Donations are made using PayPal but you do not need a PayPal account.  You can use any debit or credit card to complete the form.

    This is a convenient way to maintain your giving to St. John's especially if you are away.

    If you would like to make a pledge and/or would like envelopes, please use this form.

  • Web Site

    Do you have a news item to share on our announcements? Is there information you would like to add to any of the categories? For anything related to the website, you can click on the "Email web admin" link at the top left of the main page to contact us.

  • Prayer Request

    If you would like St. John's Prayer Team to pray for you, please submit your request using this form.