Wherever you are on your spiritual journey, St. John’s welcome you!  We hope you will visit us this Sunday or during the week.  After the Sunday service, look for our greeters at the exits of the church who can provide you with more information about St. John’s and answer any questions you may have.

Office hours:  8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday

You may email us at info@saint-john.org or contact the church office at (850) 222-2636 for more information.

Another option is to fill out a Newcomer Form and email it back to Lisa@saint-john.org . A member of the clergy will be in touch.



SUNDAY SERVICES 

8:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite I

9:00 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, choirs & Children's Chapel

11:15 a.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, choir

5:30 p.m. - Holy Eucharist, Rite II, Chapel

8:00 p.m. - Compline in the church 

WEEKDAY SERVICES

 7:15 a.m. - Morning Prayer (Wednesday)
 12:10 p.m. - Monday, Friday, Holy Eucharist, (Chapel); Wednesdays - Healing Service

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>  St. John’s is located at 211 N. Monroe Street in downtown Tallahassee.

We are on the corner of Call and Monroe Streets next to Capital City Bank. 

> Parking is available along Call and Calhoun Streets or behind our Bookstore on

   Calhoun Street.

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St. John’s is a welcoming community. Daily worship, a bustling cafe and bookstore and meeting spaces are open to the public. We are a downtown church that joyfully extends our hospitality to our members and the community. Be sure to see one of our greeters after the service who can provide you with information about St. John’s and answer your questions.

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What types of programs are available for children and youth?     We offer engaging 
spiritual enrichment opportunities for children and youth. Click here for more
information on children and youth.

What is the purpose of St. John’s?    We seek to love and serve Christ and our neighbors in Tallahassee and the world. More on our Core Values

What does it mean to be an Episcopalian?    We have a wonderful web resource that explains the Episcopal life and what it means to be an Episcopalian. If you need more information, contact us. We look forward to seeing you.

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Visiting St. John's?

Loving and serving Christ and Our Neighbors in Tallahassee and the World.

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ADULT EDUCATION & SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT OFFERINGS

Click HERE for the Education Brochure

“Eight O’Clockers” Worship Discussion Group 
(9:00-10:00 a.m., Alfriend Hall)

Following the 8:00 a.m. service and with coffee, this opportunity for informal discussion will highlight the Scriptural Readings and Sermon for the morning.  Jim and Betty Lou Joanos, Facilitators

New Member Classes  Learn more about the Christian faith, the Episcopal Church, St. John’s and how you can get involved. December 9 is our Class day 9am to 2pm. For more information, please contact Lisa Stone at 222.2636 ext. 22 or lisa@saint-john.org

Worship Schedule  8 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 5:30 p.m. and Sung Compline at 8 p.m.
Sunday School for ALL ages 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m.

No forums are held on December 24 or 31.

Rector’s Bible Study
Most Sundays in Epiphany and Lent (Jan. 7-March 18), 10:15-11 am, Church. During the seasons of Epiphany and Lent, Fr. Dave will teach a Bible study on the readings that you hear in church. You will learn more about the setting and background of the Biblical stories and apply God’s Word to your daily life. This study is open to all, whether you are new to the Bible or have been reading it your whole life.

January 14, February 25, April 29 Jonah: Beyond the Whale. We all know the tale of Jonah and the days he spent in the belly of a whale.  But that is where the story ends for many.  Who was this prophet of God?  What did he have to say to people in his time and why are his words and story just as packed with meaning for God's people today? Join us as we explore the Book of Jonah.  We will go chapter by chapter through this short book of the Bible and discover a story that goes beyond the waves and the shore and into the heart of every life.  This class will not require preparation before class but we will expect participation in class.  Each class will consist of Scripture reading, presentation/background, reflection and discussion.

January 7- Mission of the Month: Elder Care Services Elder Care Services is the leader in serving a wide spectrum of seniors in the Big Bend area. Their mission is to improve the quality of life for seniors. Elder Care has 5 main programs: In-home Care, Elder Day Stay, Meals on Wheels, Information & Referral, and Senior Volunteer Programs. Come and learn about how you can be a part of this program!

January 14- Human Trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery.  It is a criminal offense that devastates the lives of its victims. Human trafficking occurs when a trafficker uses force, fraud, coercion, and or abuse to exploit the victim for forced labor or forced sexual services.  Unfortunately, this form of modern day slavery is present even in our community.  At this forum, members of the Survive and Thrive Advocacy Center in Tallahassee will come and speak on the evils of human trafficking, how to identify it, and resources in our community to combat trafficking and assist trafficking victims in their recovery. This important forum is not to be missed. For more information please visit www.surviveandthriveadvocacy.org

January 21 and 28 History of Christianity Continues! Dr David Proctor will begin the forums where the Reformation program concluded by explaining the religious and political significance of the Thirty Years War and the English Civil War. Dr. Proctor will then discuss the role of the Church in the newly emerging European system of absolute monarchy and nation states and conclude with an overview of Catholic and Protestant activity during European colonization of Asia, Africa, and New World.  Attend, enjoy, and celebrate religious and cultural literacy at St. John’s!

February 4- Annual Parish Meeting, Welcoming of New Members, and Lunch We’ll gather for one church service at 10:00 a.m. in the church, pause for a parish photo and then head to Alfriend Hall for lunch and the Annual Meeting, during which we’ll elect vestry members, welcome our new members, celebrate the prior year and look forward with hope to the coming year. Come join us!

February 11- RECLAIMING THE ANCIENT CHRISTAN TRADITION OF CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER Contemplative prayer and spirituality opens our hearts to a deep presence of God, offering a path through which all of life can be embraced by grace and wholeness.  Grounded in the prayer life of Jesus and in the Desert Elders of the fourth and fifth centuries, Christian contemplative prayer and spirituality has been reclaimed during the last seventy-five years as a way of faithfulness and discernment for living. The Rev. Winston Charles will be leading this forum.

February 18- A Holy Lent: Forty Days and Forty Nights of Spiritual Renewal Don’t give up chocolate just yet—Lent is about much more than giving stuff up! Fr. Dave will teach about the history and traditions of Lent and how this season can be a time when you grow in faith and experience spiritual renewal.

February 25- God, Faith and The Great Outdoors Camp Weed Director, Allison Vining will speak about the Diocese of Florida’s Summer Camp approach to communicating with children and will highlight the benefits of a summer resident camp. Learn some of Camp Weed's tips and tricks and see why camp is so important to both youth development and Christian formation.

March 4- Mission of the Month- Episcopal Relief and Development Join us this day to hear Rob Radtke, president of Episcopal Relief and Development (ERD), preach at services and also lead this forum on what ERD does domestically and globally to “heal a hurting world.”

March 11- Social Justice: As we conclude our Social Justice Bible Challenge, a representative from the FSU Center for Leadership and Social Change will discuss creating positive change and inclusive climates in today’s world.

March 18- Where the Wild Things Are?! Prayer, Discernment and the Presence of God.  Join us as John Coleman leads us in a discussion of discernment and resting in the presence of God for the whole parish- all ages invited.  How can we say yes in a world that conditions us to start with no?  We will look at Jesus in the wilderness and Jesus at prayer as we use Scripture and the world around us to explore listening, knowing and being known.  

March 25- Palm Sunday- Join us today for a forum on the history and traditions of Holy Week in Alfriend Hall. All children will meet in the 5th grade classroom and all youth will meet in the Middle School Classroom. Come as we prepare together for Holy Week.

April 1- Easter Sunday- Services at 7:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 5:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m. Sung Compline. Join the Parish as we celebrate between services with festive receptions!

April 8- Groundbreaking Sunday- Join us for ONE Service at 10 a.m. and then groundbreaking with Bishop Howard and lunch as a parish in Alfriend Hall!

April 15- Mission of the Month: Kearney Center - Happy 3rd Birthday!! - Come celebrate with the Kearney Center and all of us who volunteer there. This month marks the 3rd anniversary of the current facility being open.  St. John's actually had the opportunity to serve the first dinner there for the residents three years ago.  Come hear  the story of where they have been and where they hope to go.  Not only will you get breakfast, but there might be a piece of birthday cake, as well.

April 22- “Immigration Update:  A ban, a wall and a masterplan”? A follow up by Elizabeth Ricci on current policy and what we can do as Christians to affirm our Biblical obligation to treat strangers with dignity and hospitality.

April 29- Shakespeare Sunday! Join us at 9 and 11:15am when we worship in the manner that Shakespeare would have! Our Forum will have actors from The Southern Shakespeare Company as they give us a glimpse of their annual free Shakespeare Festival with snippets of the Bard’s timeless tale of passion and woe, Romeo and Juliet, in traditional Elizabethan style. 

May 6 - Festal Eucharist- At the 9:00 a.m. service we will recognize our first graders who have spent the year studying Baptism and Holy Eucharist. Between services we will present them with their own Book of Common Prayer and a wonderful reception.

May 13- Happy Mother’s Day! (No Classes)

May 20- Baccalaureate Sunday Come celebrate our graduating high school seniors as they begin new chapters in their lives. They will be recognized at the 9:00 a.m. service. Festive reception to follow in Eve’s Garden.

May 27 - Memorial Day Weekend, our service schedule will shift to 8:00 a.m. Rite I Holy Eucharist, 10:00 a.m. Rite II Holy Eucharist with Children’s Chapel and Music, and 5:30 p.m. Rite II Holy Eucharist in the Chapel with Music.

Vestry Chairs: Nan O'Kelley and Whitney Langston

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