Sunday Service
10:30 AM

Zoom Service

We are holding Sunday services over Zoom. Links to these services are sent out in advance using our email list. We also send out a PDF copy of the service liturgy, which is also available on this webpage. We look forward to seeing you!

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In-Person Gathering

The in-person worship will take place inside the church at 10:30am.  No reservations are required. We will observe protocols of social distancing. Immediately after the service, the in-person congregation is invited to go outside to the churchyard garden for a time of fellowship.

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FAQ

How do I join the service?

To receive the Zoom link, please join our email list or complete the request form on this page.
No reservation is currently needed for in-person service.

Where does St. John’s meet?

We are currently meeting over Zoom and in-person. We invite you to join us either way!
For the in-person service, please join us at 10:30 am at 400 Humphrey St, New Haven, CT 06511.

Is childcare provided?

We are working to safely reinstate our Children’s ministry, but are not currently offering childcare.

Where can I park?

Parking is available along Humphrey St. and Orange St. near the church. For Sunday Service, you may also use the New Haven Lawn Club’s rear lot.

Location

400 Humphrey St
New Haven, CT 06511

Style

Our worship services follow liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer. Our style is both traditional, incorporating ancient prayers, choral anthems, and hymns accompanied by the organ, and contemporary, incorporating newer worship songs…

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Our worship services follow liturgies from the Book of Common Prayer. Our style is both traditional, incorporating ancient prayers, choral anthems, and hymns accompanied by the organ, and contemporary, incorporating newer worship songs.

We are committed to diverse musical expressions as we seek to honor a richly creative God. We are also committed to worshipping together across different styles, reaffirming the unity of the body of Christ. Therefore, our musical style varies widely even within a single service, and on any given Sunday you might hear the choir accompanied by the organ, a soloist accompanied by the guitar, the accordion, or even the djembe!

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What to Expect

Zoom Service/In-Person Gathering

Our Zoom service follows the typical Order of Service as outlined below. The liturgy and link for this service are shared weekly through our email list.

Both the in-person service and Zoom service meet at 10:30 am.

Before Service

When you walk into the church, you will be welcomed by a Greeter and receive a copy of our bulletin. The bulletin contains most of what we will be praying, saying, and hearing during service. Please feel free to participate and follow along as you are able.

Order of Service

We begin with an opening hymn, which is followed by a series of prayers and readings. The readings, or the lectionary, include two readings, a Psalm, and a Gospel lesson. Because the Gospels often include Jesus’ very words, or words that proclaim the stories of His life, it is customary to stand during the Gospel lesson, out of reverence. A short sermon follows the reading of the Gospel lesson. We then recite the creed, pray together, and receive an offering. After this, we receive Holy Eucharist and close with a final hymn.

Holy Eucharist

The core of our service is Holy Communion, also known as the Eucharist. This sacrament derives from the supper that Jesus held with his disciples on the night before his arrest and crucifixion. Upon invitation from the priest, the congregation walks up to the front of the church and kneels around the table, receiving the consecrated bread or wafer in cupped hands. After you receive the wafer, a chalice bearer will offer you the wine. You are welcome to dip your wafer in the wine or drink from the chalice directly.*

After Service

After the service is over, we gather in the Parish Hall for a delightful and fabulous Fellowship Hour.*

*We are following the ECCT and state guidelines, which might affect these proceedings.