Welcome to St. John’s Church!

We welcome you to St. John’s Church in the Episcopal Diocese of Southwest Florida, a vibrant, growing Episcopal parish in South Tampa. 

This Sunday, May 31, the Day of Pentecost, we will stream a service of Choral Matins at 10:00 a.m. on Facebook Live.  Click here for more information about Matins, or Morning Prayer. We hope you will join us from the comfort and safety of your home.
 
We will resume in-person services with appropriate controls in place on Trinity Sunday, June 7. The services will be said Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. and Choral Morning Prayer, or Matins, at 10:00 a.m. The 10:00 a.m. service will be streamed on Facebook Live. We will continue to offer services of Morning Prayer on Sundays until it is safe to resume the distribution of Communion. 
 
Safe distancing procedures will be in place for entering, seating, and exiting. Safe distancing in seating results in a maximum capacity of 100 people at each service. Face coverings are highly recommended, not only for your safety, but for the safety of others. While all will be welcomed, we recommend that those parishioners over age 65 and those with underlying health conditions consider remaining safe at home and participating comfortably in the streamed service.  Sunday School for children will continue to be conducted virtually. For information on how to participate, please contact Ayana Grady at agrady@stjohnstampa.org. The nursery will remain closed. 

Click here to see a listing of virtual worship and ministries. The Chapel of the Resurrection, outdoors in the courtyard, is open 24/7. Please practice safe distancing measures with others if you visit.

We encourage you to support the parish financially, either with an ongoing pledge or a one-time gift. You can do so by clicking on the Give Now button at the top right of this page, or by clicking here. You can also give by text by texting SJE to 73256 and following the prompts.

Our regular Sunday schedule is three services in our lovely historic church at 906 South Orleans Avenue each Sunday. Each service has its own distinct personality: the 8:00 a.m. service is quiet, reverential, and brief, the 9:15 a.m. service is family-oriented and full of congregational music with Sunday School for children during the early part of the service, and the 11:15 a.m. service is traditional, with spectacular choral music in the Anglican style.  Children of all ages are welcome in the Church at all services and there is a nursery for children under three years old at the 9:15 and 11:15 a.m. services. Holy Hospitality Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall, a time for fellowship, follows the 9:15 a.m. service.
Click here to learn what to expect on your first visit to St. John’s or scroll down on this page to see our latest news. If you have questions, please call 813.259.1570, or click on the box below to send us an email. We look forward to meeting you soon!

The St. John’s Family

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Virtual Ministries and Prayer Groups
Click here to visit our webpage that details all the virtual ministries and prayer groups at St. John's.

Morning Devotionals
Daily devotional videos continue on Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays this week for a final week. They can be found by clicking here to visit our Facebook page. Recordings can also be found on our YouTube channel
 

From the Desk of the Rector

Weekly Wednesday Scroll

05/22/2020
My dear parish family,

I am happy to tell you that based on guidance recommendations received from Bishop Smith yesterday, we will be resuming in-person services with appropriate controls in place on Trinity Sunday, June 7. The services will be said Morning Prayer at 8:00 a.m. and Choral Morning Prayer, or Matins, at 10:00 a.m. More details on procedures to ensure the safety of all will be forthcoming soon.
 
05/21/2020
My dear parish family,
Our Bishop met with the clergy of the diocese on Tuesday. He reiterated his direction that no more than ten people are to be in a church building at the same time. Clearly this direction will change in the future, but at this point we do not know when. Accordingly, our parish offices will remain closed, and in-person worship services will remain suspended. The clergy and staff of the parish are still available to you by phone or email, and our online worship and study opportunities will continue. A listing of those opportunities is available on our website here.

Announcements

Advent and Christmas Lessons and Carols

Sunday Services in Person and on Facebook Live, Downloadable Bulletins

We are streaming our main service on Facebook Live so that our parish family can stay connected. St. John’s Facebook page can be accessed here. If you have not already, we invite you to like and follow our Facebook page so that you will automatically get notifications of live videos and other information. You can also…

Online Prayer Resources

Many of us are using online prayer, scripture, and devotional resources-some are old friends from pre-pandemic days, others you may have discovered more recently.   Here are some examples that you may want to sample; all of them are free.  If you know of others, please send the information to Deacon Kathleen at kmoore@stjohnstampa.org and she will share them.…

Virtual Ministry Meetings and Worship Services

In addition to a live stream of our main service on Facebook Live each Sunday, the following ministries and worship take place at St. John’s virtually.   Group Prayer and Pastoral Care   Evening Prayer Fr. Chip Connelly prays evening prayer every day Monday through Saturday at 3:00 p.m. on Facebook Live. A pdf of…