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St. John's Episcopal Church Welcomes You!

Welcome to an exciting and vibrant parish community where grace happens and disciples grow. We extend the grace and peace of The Lord Jesus Christ to you!

St. John’s Episcopal Church is a parish in The Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey. Our Bishop is The Right Reverend Chip Stokes.

We are a growing parish with more than 250 families. Throughout our continued growth and development, St. John’s endeavors to carry out our mission: “To Know Christ and to Make Him Known”.

Navigating this site will give you a sense of who we are and what we do at St. John’s. We are spiritually nourished through our liturgical worship and music, Christian formation programs and community mission-outreach. We attempt to live what we profess through a life of discipleship and servant leadership. Our service to the community and world spans a broad array of mission-outreach ministries and opportunities that appeal to a variety of individuals and families.   

 

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Please join us for Sunday worship at 8:00 AM and 10:15 AM.

Want to see what scripture readings we will be using this Sunday? 
Just use this link to the Revised Common Lectionary.

Regular Sunday Morning Worship Schedule:

8:00 a.m. .................... The Holy Eucharist (Rite I)
9:15 am - 9:50 am.................... Adult Education
9:30 a.m. .....................Senior Choir Rehearsal
10:00 a.m. .................. Children's Chapel
10:15 a.m. .................. Church School
10:15 a.m. .................. The Holy Eucharist (Rite II)
(Child care provided during the 10:15 service)
(Coffee Hour after both services)

We are equipped with selections of The Prayer Book & Hymnal in large print
located in the Narthex (entrance) of the Church.
 There is a ramp for handicapped access through the Parish Hall
Handicapped bathroom facilities are available.
 Parking is available in the church lot behind the parish hall or on the street.


Welcome Newcomers!  We're so glad you came!
We're thrilled to see you!   As a matter of fact, we've been waiting for you!

We believe that every person who comes to worship with us is a special gift from God.  We are all better off from you being here amongst us.  We want to express the love we know in Jesus Christ with one another.  And we're excited to share it with you, and to grow together in our pilgrimage of faith.

It won't take you long to discover that we are a vibrant and caring community of faith, journeying from different places and life experiences, but who desire to grow together.

We are a people ultimately, of faith in Jesus Christ.  In other words, relationships are paramount - especially when we consider our baptismal covenant, "to seek and serve Christ in all persons loving our neighbor as our self." 

St. John's is an Oasis Welcoming Parish!
As a Oasis Welcoming Congregation, we at St. John's Church are committed to inviting, supporting and embracing all people - no matter where you are on your journey - as full members of our church, family and worship life; particularly our brothers and sisters who have experienced exclusion because of their sexual orientation or identity and are seeking a safe, comfortable and affirming spiritual home.  Our doors are open to you! 

If you have been praying, thinking, searching, church-shopping, and hoping for a place to belong, we say "Welcome!"

Let us answer your questions.
Please feel free to contact the Rector, the Archdeacon, the Deacon or The Parish Office with your questions.  We want to answer your questions, and we invite you to join our church.

Click here to complete our online interest form.

St. John's Episcopal Church:
158 West High Street,
Somerville, New Jersey 08876-0705

Phone: (908) 722-1250
 Fax (908) 541-0705

 St. John's is Listed on the National Register of Historic Places


About the Episcopal Church..............

The Episcopal Church is one branch of the world-wide Anglican Communion numbering 60 million members in over 160 countries.  It is often referred to as a "bridge" church because it includes both Roman Catholic and Reformed traditions.  It preserves the ancient Catholic faith and sacraments and the historic ministry with bishops as chief pastors (Episcopal comes from the Greek word for "bishop").  It is at the same time Reformed, focusing on the authority of Holy Scripture and the proclamation of the Word of God, concerned for a personal commitment to Jesus Christ.  We are governed by clergy and lay people working together.  Similarly we have been called the "thinking man's church", valuing the gift and training of human reason used in matters of faith and morals.