Our rule of life

The word “rule” here comes from the Latin word, “regula” meaning rhythm or routine. A rule of life is a shared routine of spiritual practices. At St. John’s, we celebrate the fact that these practices have been essential marks of the Christian life for centuries.  

We invite you to explore our seven shared spiritual practices.

1. Worship weekly 

EUCHARIST

The heart of our life together is at the altar, being gathered as a spiritual family at God’s table.

2. Pray daily

DEVOTIONS

Striving for a daily time of prayer, as well as praying throughout the day as needed.

3. Serve at st. john’s and Beyond

MINISTRY

All the baptized are ministers, our lives of service should happen within and beyond the church.

At St. John’s our members serve on a variety of teams at the parish as well as throughout the community.  All members of the parish are encouraged to join a team that interests them.

4. Love Others and Build Spiritual Friendships

FELLOWSHIP

Love is a practice. It takes grace and effort. It invites us to friendships that include faith.

  • Crafters Circle

    April 1 @ 5:30 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every 3 weeks that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 31, 2020

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church Choir

    April 1 @ 7:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

  • Coffee Hour

    April 5 @ 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until April 26, 2020

  • St. John’s Episcopal Church Choir

    April 8 @ 7:15 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 7:15 pm on Wednesday, repeating until April 29, 2020

  • Coffee Hour

    April 12 @ 11:00 am
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until April 26, 2020

5. Know the Christian Story and Invite Others

TESTIMONY

Learning God’s story in Scripture, history, and our own lives, inviting others into these stories.

  • Thomas Merton Society

    April 12 @ 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2020

  • Thomas Merton Society

    May 10 @ 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2020

  • Thomas Merton Society

    June 14 @ 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2020

  • Thomas Merton Society

    July 12 @ 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2020

  • Thomas Merton Society

    August 9 @ 1:00 pm
    |Recurring Event (See all)

    An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 14, 2020

6. GIVE GENEROUSLY

Stewardship

Giving of our time, talent, and treasure, managing all we have in a way that blesses others.

7. Rest Regularly

SABBATH

Renewing ourselves through rest and recreation, re-engaging with faith, family, and friends.