Posts by LeeL

Candlemas: A Note from Fr. Dale

Dear friends, It’s been nearly forty days since we celebrated the birth of our Lord on Christmas. Now we recall the day on which he was presented in the Temple, when he was offered to the Father and shown to his people. As a sign of his coming among us, his mother was purified, as…

Annual Meeting 2023

The Nominating Committee has identified the following candidates who have agreed to stand for election to the St. John’s Vestry: Roddy Belfatti, Andy Brown, Tweed Eckhard, Donna Gem, Roger Kurz, John McKay, Steve Stanford, and Kathryn Swanson The Annual Meeting of St. John’s Parish will follow the 9:30 a.m. service on Sunday, February 5. The…

Gasparilla Special Event

You are cordially invited to “The History of Gasparilla” & Dinner – A St. John’s Tampa Community Special Event on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 in the St. John’s Parish Hall at 906 South Orleans Avenue in historic Hyde Park. Dinner will begin at 6:00 p.m., the presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. The Tampa Bay History…

Epiphany 2022

Join us to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany, and to say farewell (at least for now) to Fr. Fred and Linda Robinson! Fr. Fred will preach at this service before he leaves to take on the Interim Rector role at a parish in Illinois for the next nine months. The Solemn High Mass will…

Holiday Schedule 2022

Don’t miss these great events and concerts! Sunday, December 18 at 5:00 p.m. Christmas Concert, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall Saturday, December 24, Christmas Eve 4:00 p.m. Children’s Pageant with Holy Eucharist (Rite II) 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite II) with the Choir of St. John’s 11:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite I)…

New Sunday Christian Formation for all Ages!

Children’s Chapel Our new Children’s Chapel program will begin this Sunday, August 28! During each week’s 9:30 a.m. church service, from the Gospel procession to the Peace, Children’s Chapel will take place in the Parish Hall. Children will begin in the main service in the Church, and then follow an acolyte out to the Parish…

Wednesday Nights at St. John’s

In addition to our new Sunday Formation events, beginning September 14, we have Wednesday evening classes for all ages as well! Join your parish family for dinner at 6:00 p.m., then following dinner, there are offerings for children, youth, and adults. Our adult offerings for the 2022-2023 year include classes on miracles, St. Michael and…

Rally Day 2022!

Rally Day, our annual parish event, will take place on Sunday, August 21. This fun day will kick off our new year of exciting Children, Youth, and Adult Christian Formation, and will be the start of our new service schedule: 8:00 a.m. (Rite I), and 9:30 a.m. (Rite II). We will also share information about…

Rector Institution and Induction

Wednesday, June 29, will be the Institution and Induction of Fr. Christian Wood, St. John’s XVII Rector. The service will be at 6:00 p.m. This is the feast day of Saints Peter and Paul, and is also the anniversary of Fr. Wood’s ordination to the Priesthood. A reception will follow in the courtyard and Parish…

Welcome, Fr. Dale!

June 8, 2022 Dear people of Saint John’s, I am very excited to announce that I have called the Rev. Dale Van Wormer to be our new Priest Associate for Formation and Liturgy. Father Dale comes to us from the Diocese of Albany, NY. After interviewing several candidates, it became apparent that Father Dale was…