Daily Prayer is held Monday - Thursday at 9:15am in person or on Facebook Live.
What to expect:
Walk in the building, and you will think tradition.
Come to a Sunday service and you will discover life in the faces of the people, in the songs we sing, in the prayers we offer, in the fellowship we share.
We long to build a home where Christ will come; we long to be a family that walks together in Christ.
Need help finding us? St. John's is lovingly known by the community as the "church across from the post office." We are a church where, on a worship service day, you will likely find all of our doors open, reminding us that we are open and welcoming to all in our community.
St. John's worship is traditional, led by organ, traditional liturgy, and sometimes choir. There is also a hymn or song of praise usually led by Bob Cleworth on guitar. There are readings from scripture, sermon, and celebration of the Eucharist, (Holy Communion). When we say come as you are, we mean it. You are welcome no matter who you are or what you wear. We want you to be comfortable. You may see people making signs of the cross, kneeling etc. No matter your background, we want you to be comfortable. You are welcome to join or not in these practices.
Our bulletins are printed with all hymns, scripture readings, and texts from the Book of Common Prayer (BCP), so you don't have to "juggle" many different books in worship. If you prefer to use the physical BCP and/or Hymnal 1982, these are available to you in every pew. We typically read from the NRSV version of the Bible.
Worship usually lasts an hour, with after worship fellowship to follow.
All are welcome at Jesus' table for communion. The Eucharist is distributed at the front of our sanctuary, so recipients do not have to climb stairs to the altar.
Parking is available in our lot on the East side of the building and on the streets surrounding the church. Our entrance through the glass doors is a fully accessible, zero-step entry. These doors lead in to the fellowship hall, and the entrance to the sanctuary is on the West side of the offices.
We are an affirming and welcoming community, open to all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. All are welcome here no matter your faith background or where you are on your faith journey as well.
The Episcopal denomination is based on a foundation of holy scripture, the traditions of centuries of believers and reason. We are known for wondering, raising questions, and seeking new ways to express our faith. We come from broad backgrounds to learn and worship and witness together. We are part of the 80 million member Anglican Communion in over 160 countries. We are "Anglo-Catholics" with characteristics of both Catholic and Protestant denominations.
320 Oak St.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494