CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF FAITH IN JOHNSTOWN, NY
Thank you for visiting our website! St. John’s Episcopal Church is an historical place of worship in the center of downtown Johnstown, New York. Our Sunday Holy Eucharistic is celebrated at 8:00 am and 10:00 am by our Rector, The Rev. Laurie Garramone. The 8:00 am service is spoken while the 10:00 am service includes organ music, hymns and an anthem by the St. John’s Adult Choir. Children's Chapel is held during the 10:00 am service. [Note that the Choir and Children's Chapel are on vacation during the summer months] An informal coffee hour follows the 10:00 am service every Sunday.
Please consider this a heartfelt invitation to visit us at St. John's. Check the announcements and calendar on this page to note the date and time of services or call our church office at (518) 762-9210. We look forward to meeting you!
Funeral services for Fr. Bill, Rector Emeritus of St. John's Church in Johnstown, NY will be held at St. John's Church on Thursday, May 4th at 11 a.m. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, May 3rd from 5 to 8 p.m., also at the Church.
Please see below for the full Diocesan announcment.
Rev. Canon William D. Small
"I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me, even though they die, will live." (John 11:25)
It is with sadness yet with the hope of eternal life that we report the death of the Rev. William D. Small, retired Priest of the Diocese. He was 82. Fr. Small began his ordained ministry as a Curate at St. Andrew's, Albany, then became a Vicar at St. Boniface, Guilderland. After serving at St. Boniface, he became a Chaplain at SUNY Albany and then became the Headmaster at St. Agnes' School. He then was called as Rector at St. John's, Johnstown, and served there until his retirement.
Fr. Bill's funeral service will be on Friday, April 28th, at 11:00 a.m at the Church of St. Luke, the Beloved Physician, 136 Main St, Saranac Lake, NY 12983. The Rt. Rev. William H. Love will officiate and the Rev. Ann Gaillard will preach. Fr. Bill's burial will be from St. John's Church, 1 N Market St, Johnstown, NY 12095, on Thursday, May 4th at 11:00 a.m.
Please keep Fr. Bill's wife Darleen and all of Fr. Bill's friends and family in your prayers.
Rest eternal grant unto him, O Lord; let light perpetual shine upon him. Amen.
Almighty God, Father of all mercies and giver of comfort: Deal graciously, we pray, with all who mourn; that, casting all their care on you, they may know the consolation of your love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen
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Calling hours for the Rt. Rev. David S. Ball, who passed away on Tuesday, April 18th, will be on Friday, April 28th from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. and from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at The Cathedral of All Saints, 62 South Swan St, Albany, NY 12210.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 29th at 11:00 a.m. at the Cathedral. The Rt. Rev. William H. Love will celebrate and
the Rev. Justine Guernsey will preach. Clergy are invited to vest and process, wearing a white stole.
Our prayers are with his family and friends for their consolation and we also say prayers of thanksgiving for the vibrant ministry he shared as Bishop of the Albany Diocese for 14 years. To see his obituary, please Click Here
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