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!
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Our Lenten Journey
We have gathered here, loving God,
to mark the season of Lent,
to begin that journey to the cross.
We have gathered here to repent of our sins
publically and privately.
We have gathered here to be in the presence of one another,
where we can draw strength, knowing that wherever two or three of us are gathered,
You are present among us.
Guide us throughout these forty days
as we journey deeper into Your embrace,
and as we journey to the cross,
let us put to death those things
that separate us from each other and from you.
May we know Your presence is always with us,
the power of Your transformative love is within us,
and may we know Your grace surrounds us
and is beyond us.
In the name of Jesus,
our companion on this journey of faith, we pray. Amen.
Read Bishop William Love's letter regarding the recent actions taken by the Primates (senior bishops and archbishops) of the 38 Provinces of the Anglican Communion during their meeting in Canterbury, January 11th to the 15th. The letter can be found in the Info Center tab at the top of this page, or Click Here.
To read about Mother Laurie's trip to Israel,
select the "Blog" tab at the top of this page, or
The Rev. Laurie Garramone, Rector of St. John’s Episcopal Church, is pleased to announce that St. John’s has received an $80,000 New York State Empire State Development, and is also partnering with the City of Johnstown which has received a $400,000 grant from the Office of Community Renewal’s Community Facilities Program, in order to move the Twin Cities Council of Churches Food Pantry and NOAH Sunday meal program into the One Church Street facility located at 21 N. Market Street in Johnstown. For more information, Click Here.
The schedule for the 2016 Altar Guild year has been posted on the "Info Center" tab. For a direct link, Click Here
St. John's is in need of an organist for the 10:00 am service each Sunday and to accompany the choir during rehearsal. For more information, Click Here.
Study Lectionary Readings for the coming Sunday -- Click Here