These groups are open to all. No advance "reservations" are required!
Daily Morning Prayer
Tuesday-Friday at 8:45 am in the Rector's Parlor
This brief service (15 minutes) is rooted in the monastic tradition and is the perfect way to begin your day. We recite psalms, read Scripture, and offer both ancient collects (prayers), and litanies. There are silences and time for private intercessions offered either silently or aloud. The Daily Office is the Church’s gift to us, allowing us to sanctify time and to consecrate each day.
Wednesdays from 10:45 am - noon in the Thayer Room.
On Wednesdays, after our 10am Eucharist, a group of parishioners gather for refreshments and Bible Study. No prior experience with the Bible is necessary. All you need is an open mind and willingness to engage in thoughtful discussion in the name of discovering new insights into our Holy Scriptures.
Thursdays at 11 am and Fridays at 7 am in the church.
Here at St. John’s we seek to know God deeper through prayer. To that end, we have two groups that meet weekly throughout the program year to experiment and experience different types of prayer in the hopes that the more conversant we become with these ways of knowing God, the more we will find our relationship with God deepening and expanding. All are welcome to join us at one of those two times, and you need not come every week, though we are always happy when you can join us.
"Be still, and know that I am God" -Psalm 46:10
What is Centering Prayer?
Centering Prayer is a method designed to facilitate the development of Contemplative Prayer by preparing our faculties to receive this gift. It is an attempt to present the teaching of earlier times in an updated form. Centering Prayer is not meant to replace other kinds of prayer: rather it casts a new light and depth of meaning on them. It is at the same time a relationship with God and a discipline to foster that relationship. This method of prayer is a movement beyond conversation with Christ to communion with him.
Learn more about Centering Prayer by clicking here.