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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…

Senior Sunday 2022!

Saint John’s Senior Sunday will be Sunday, May 8, Mother’s Day, at the 10:00 a.m. service. Come help us honor our high school graduates, and hear them speak about their time at Saint John’s! If you have a graduating high school Senior, and you have not been contacted about Senior Sunday, please email Youth Minister Ayana Grady at agrady@stjohnstampa.org!   Junior parents, we will need…

Easter 2022

Join us for a blessed Easter on Sunday, April 17 at one of our lovely services! 7:30 a.m. Flowering of the Cross begins (please bring your own flowers, we will have a limited number available for those who forget) 8:00 a.m. The Holy Eucharist, Rite I, in our beautiful historic church 9:15 a.m. The Holy…

Wednesdays in Lent 2022

Join Fr. Chris each Wednesday in Lent beginning March 9 for an incredible liturgy, fellowship, and learning opportunity. The group will begin by walking the stations of the cross in the nave of the church at 5:00 p.m. Following stations, Fr. Chris will lead a class entitled “Confession and the Episcopal Church.” We will explore…

Vestry Elections 2022

The Vestry Nominating Committee has identified the following eight candidates who have agreed to stand for election for the 2022 Vestry: Bob Alter Doug Arthur Roddy Belfatti Steve Fluharty John Giordano Donna Gem Betsy Graham Steve Straske Biographies and photos of the candidates can be found here: Vestry Bios 2022. The Annual Meeting of St.…