8Sat Washington in Bloom
5Wed Parson Table
WELCOME TO ST. JOHN'S
St. John’s Episcopal Church is a vibrant, welcoming and diverse community of faith located in the heart of the Litchfield Hills that is actively engaged in a mission of outreach to its immediate community and the wider world.
Our call is to a mature living Christianity where Scripture, Reason, the Sacraments and apostolic Tradition offer us a glimpse of the Holy and enrich our spiritual and devotional lives.
We are progressive in our understanding of the Church’s mission to bring Christ to all people, orthodox in our theology, traditional in our liturgy and catholic in our devotional practices.
St. John's mission as a member of the broader Church is not static. St. John’s understands its mission to respond creatively and faithfully to the emerging and evolving needs of the Church, the wider Episcopal Church, and the community in which it lives.
St. John’s Mission is to witness in word and action its commitment:
to serve Christ in all people, loving our neighbor as ourselves;
to provide a spiritual home in the context of the Episcopal tradition in accord with the Book of Common Prayer.
to respond to the needs of others around us with our hearts and hands and financial resources; and
to strive for justice and peace among all people and to respect the dignity of every human being;
St. John’s understands its Mission as inspired by, and an authentic expression of, its unique gifts which together define its spiritual identity as a community of faith, specifically
-Its deep and long-standing commitment to music as an important and integral expression of worship;
-Its diverse intellectual resources;
-Its instinct for an open and inclusive hospitality, extending God’s welcome in broad and diverse ways.