Announcements

Sunday School Sign Up is Online now!!


 

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          Branches Sunday School will be starting in October this year. Our program, led by Jess Stock, Bobbi Jo Haverly and Kelly Etherton, will be a mix of online activities, as well as an interactive student notebook, family dinner table questions and hopefully other activities that will be safely arranged in person, according to all Covid 19 requirements. However, there will be no Sunday morning classes due to safety restrictions at this time.
          We ARE planning an open house and kick off on October 4th at 3 pm--students can pick up a special Branches swag bag full of needed supplies for the year, and our teachers will be available to help sign up (if you have not yet done so) and teach families how to use the new "Bitmoji" classrooms on their computers.

          Families will also be asked to contribute to our Prayer Tree outside the front of the church where we will hang our prayers for our community to see and share.




Downloads for the Sunday Services September 27, 2020

Please note: Our live in-person Sunday Service is at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.  Our in-person Wednesday Service is at Noon.  Materials below are for this week's service.  The Sunday morning Service is also live-streamed on Facebook.

For your convenience and easier printing,
all forms have been re-formatted to letter-size.

Select to ViewBulletin/Prayer List/Announcements Sept. 27, 2020

Select to View  Lectionary for September 27, 2020

Select to View  Current Pentecost 2020 Worship Leaflet

Select to View  September Birthdays and Anniversaries

 




Our Services

Sundays:          In-Person & Live-Streamed Service at 9 a.m.
                             In-Person 4 p.m. Service

Wednesdays:  Live-Streamed Bible Study at 10 a.m.
                             In-Person Noon Service
                             Live-Streamed Compline at 7:30 p.m.

 




NOAH Meal Program and Council of Churches Food Pantry

NOAH Free Community Meal         (Needy Or Alone and Hungry)

  • Every Sunday from 12 Noon to 1:00 p.m. a hot meal is served by community volunteers to anyone who is hungry, no questions asked.  Due to the pandemic, the meals are currently provided on a take out basis only. Please wear a mask. If you need one, we can provide one for you.
  • If you would like to volunteer to help, please call our church office - (518) 762-9210.
  • The volunteer team schedule is here.

Food Pantry

  • The Twin Cities Council of Churches Food Pantry for Johnstown is now located in a more accessible temporary space at One Church Street.  The program is volunteer driven and serves people living in the 12095 zipcode and all veterans.  It is currently open Wednesdays 9 a.m. - 12 Noon.  Masks are mandatory.  If you need a mask, we can provide one for you.

Food Pantries and Meal Sites in Fulton County




Comedy Hour Bible Study--New Study!


 

Join us for our Comedy Hour Bible Study every Wednesday from 10 am to 11:30 am! Currently, the bible study is online only, and we broadcast of FB Live and plan to try Zoom for this coming week on July 1st. We are going to begin studying Philip Yancey's book "The Bible Jesus Read: Why the Old Testament is so Important". The book is available online with the pictured cover as well as an older cover design. Formats include e-books and kindle as well as hard copies.
For week one, you can download Chapter One here: 
             Click Here
We hope you are able to join us as we go deeper into God's word, and have some great laughs and conversations along the way!

Please note: Zoom invites will be sent out by e-mail to our current bible study list only, and the Zoom meeting will close to new participants by 10:05 a.m. After that, everyone will have access through FB Live.




Bishop Love's Letter about recent Racial Tension June 20, 2020

To read the full text of Bishop Love's letter Click Here




You can Come to Church Again!!


 

Effective June 7th, Gov. Cuomo is allowing houses of worship to open at 25% building capacity, which, at St. John's, means that up to 60 people can attend a single church service.

  • Services on Sundays are at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • Wednesday services are at noon.

Drive-by Communion willcontinue to be available on from 10:15 - 10:45 a.m. each Sunday at this time, or you can choose to make an appointment for 'Porch Church' with Mother Laurie instead.
Please note the requirements for attending church in person:

  • Masks are required
  • Social Distancing must be maintained (you'll see how we manage that in church when you arrive)
  • Communion is in one kind only (bread)
  • Attendance sheets are also required in case we need to do Contact Tracing.

See YOU in church!!!




Video Intro to Help you Plan to Come Back to Church Safely

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Service of Compline, 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays

Compline is the final prayer service of the day and it means "completion", which refers to the end of the day. It is a brief and comforting service that anyone can say at home on their own, but we thought it would be especially comforting to say it together if possible during our time of self-isolation.  You can use the Book of Common Prayer at home if you have one and turn to page 127, or the pdf of Compline is found here.

The service will be braodcast using Facebook Live on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. You DO NOT need a facebook page to access this since St. John's has a public page. To connect to the facebook page, click here:
St. John's Facebook page

Simply add your prayer requests during the service by submitting it to the Comments section at the bottom of the live stream. We can then add your concerns and thanksgivings to that evening's service.