Liturgical Worship and Music are a rich heritage at St. John’s. The worship service may be found in the bulletin as well as specific information regarding the two main books used for our services which are the Book of Common Prayer, Hymnal 1982 and supplemental hymnals Wonder, Love and Praise and Lift Every Voice and Sing. Hymn numbers are listed in the bulletin and an “S” before a number indicates service music found in the first section of the blue Hymnal 1982.

Altar Guild

Members of the Altar Guild are the guardians of a largely invisible ministry. They assist the clergy in preparation for our worship. Their gifts to the congregation include maintaining and caring for altar hangings and linens, maintaining and caring for the liturgical brass and silver, and decorating for the special services. They are charged with the care of the altar and its preparation for worship.

Ushers and Greeters

St. John’s ushers and greeters are the “first line of hospitality” on Sunday Mornings. They welcome people to the church, provide directions and assistance when needed, collect the offering, guide people to communion, locate people who wish to receive communion but who cannot come to the altar rail, and in general, prepare for the unknown.


Parishioners serve as readers or Lectors during regularly scheduled worship services. They read the lessons from the Old and New Testaments and lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People.