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Making soup for a community lunchDue to the COVID pandemic, our facilities are currently closed except for emergency food programs and 12-step groups. During this time, our food pantry  is distributing once each month in a drive through format and our Saturday lunches continue to operate via take-out meals.

Join us on-line for worship throughout the week:

  • Sunday morning at 10:00am via our Facebook pageSt. John’s is streaming our Eucharistic service from our sanctuary. This service includes a sermon and music.
  • On Wednesday at 5:30pm, St. John’s will be offering a on-line worship via Zoom. These services include scripture readings, a short sermon, and Ron playing piano and leading us in song. You can log in via computer or dial in via phone. This log-in and phone number code will be the code for all of St. John’s on-line worship services going forward. https://zoom.us/j/2607141332 Telephone dial in number is: 646 558 8656, use code 260 714 1332
  • Ron offers Noonday Prayer, at Noon on Monday-Friday on our Facebook page.(https://www.facebook.com/stjohnssharon/)
  • Our Diocesan Partnership offers prayers for the congregations of the Dioceses of Northwestern Pennsylvania and Western New York at Noon on Monday-Friday on their Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/episcopalpartnership/)


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44 minutes ago

St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Wednesday 1/6/21 - the Feast of The Epiphany

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

H 128 (vs 1,2,5)

We three kings of Orient are,
bearing gifts we traverse afar,
field and fountain,
moor and mountain,
following yonder star.

O star of wonder, star of night,
star with royal beauty bright;
westward leading,
still proceeding,
guide us to thy perfect light!

Born a King on Bethlehem’s plain,
gold I bring to crown him again,
King for ever,
ceasing never
over us all to reign.

Glorious now behold him arise,
King and God and Sacrifice;
heaven sings alleluia:
alleluia the earth replies.

John Henry Hopkins, Jr. (1820-1891), alt. This selection is in the public domain
Podcast with permission under ONE LICENSE, License #A-725816. All rights reserved.

Psalm 72:1-6
1 Give the King your justice, O God, *
and your righteousness to the King's Son;
2 That he may rule your people righteously *
and the poor with justice;
3 That the mountains may bring prosperity to the people, *
and the little hills bring righteousness.
4 He shall defend the needy among the people; *
he shall rescue the poor and crush the oppressor.
5 He shall live as long as the sun and moon endure, *
from one generation to another.
6 He shall come down like rain upon the mown field, *
like showers that water the earth.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture Matthew 2:1-12
In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:

`And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who is to shepherd my people Israel.'"

Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, "Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage." When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising, until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw that the star had stopped, they were overwhelmed with joy. On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.
Thanks be to God.

Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...
Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Officiant Lord, hear our prayer;
People And let our cry come to you.
Officiant Let us pray.

The Collect
O God, by the leading of a star you manifested your only Son to the peoples of the earth: Lead us, who know you now by faith, to your presence, where we may see your glory face to face; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
Sandy, Jan, Alice, Curt & Cleo; Frankie, Bill, Nancy, Morny. For Kelly, Sue, Cameron, Cora, Cody, Bernadine, Wayne, Tony Jr. For all in hospital for Covid or other reasons; For Helen and Shirley as they mourn the passing of their sister Margie. For the souls of Ruth Evans and Arthur Hatton, and their families who mourn their loss. For Ron and Elaine. For Ted on his travels. For 1st responders, Hospitals, Nurses, Doctors, Microbiologists. For successful distribution of the new vaccines. For all front line workers, that they may be protected. For our divided nation during this transition in our political life. For Congress, Georgia, Washington DC, and Pennsylvania. For the President and the President-elect. For all of us who gather at Noonday to continue our sacred practice. FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS TODAY.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us
through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole
human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which
infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us;
unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and
confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in
your good time, all nations and races may serve you in
harmony around your heavenly throne;
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Everlasting God, you have ordained and constituted in a wonderful order the ministries of angels and mortals: Mercifully grant that, as your holy angels always serve and worship you in heaven, so by your appointment they may help and defend us here on earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, 4one God, for ever and ever.
Amen.

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

From The Mission of St Clare, The Lectionary Page, The Book of Common Prayer
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Peace of the Lord! Happy Epiphany!

Sorry I am late, but happy Wednesday!

Sometimes even longer...scandalous. 😉

❤️

Our tree always stays up until Feb 2...Robert's National Holiday: Groundhog Day. (Candlemas for me.)😊

I need lots of prayers today friends. I am having major complications with my autoimmune disease. Heading to the doctor tomorrow to hopefully resolve the problem.

Tomorrow may we pray for the unsung heroes who confront the virus every day...the housekeepers and maintenance workers at hospitals and nursing homes?

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St. John's Episcopal Church

Service for Noonday - Tuesday 1/5/2020 - the Feast of
Sarah, Theodora, and Syncletica of Egypt, Desert Mothers, fourth–fifth century

Officiant O God, make speed to save us.
People O Lord, make haste to help us.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: as
it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen. Alleluia.

Hymn 93
Angels, from the realms of glory,
wing your flight o’er all the earth;
ye, who sang creation’s story,
now proclaim Messiah’s birth:

come and worship, come and worship,
worship Christ, the newborn King.

Shepherds in the field abiding,
watching o’er your flocks by night,
God with you is now residing;
yonder shines the infant Light:

Refrain

Sages, leave your contemplations;
brighter visions beam afar:
seek the great Desire of nations;
ye have seen his natal star:

Refrain

Saints before the altar bending,
watching long in hope and fear,
suddenly the Lord, descending,
in his temple shall appear:

Refrain

James Montgomery (1771-1854), alt. This selection is in the public domain. Podcast with permission under ONE LICENSE, License # A-725816. All rights reserved.
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Psalm 119:65-72
65 O Lord, you have dealt graciously with your servant, *
according to your word.
66 Teach me discernment and knowledge, *
for I have believed in your commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray, *
but now I keep your word.
68 You are good and you bring forth good; *
instruct me in your statutes.
69 The proud have smeared me with lies, *
but I will keep your commandments with my whole heart.
70 Their heart is gross and fat, *
but my delight is in your law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted, *
that I might learn your statutes.
72 The law of your mouth is dearer to me *
than thousands in gold and silver.

At the end of the Psalms is sung or said
Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit: *
as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. Amen.

Scripture 2 Corinthians 5:17-18
If anyone is in Christ he is a new creation; the old has passed away, behold the new has come. All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.

Thanks be to God.

Meditation – From “Compline,” BCP, 134
Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or
watch, or weep this day, and give your angels charge
over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give
rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering,
pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your
love’s sake. Amen.

The Officiant then begins the Prayers
Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.

Let us pray in the words Jesus taught us...

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom, and the power,
And the glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Officiant Lord, hear our prayer;
People And let our cry come to you.
Officiant Let us pray.

The Collect:
Fix our hearts on You, O God, in pure devotion, that aided by the example of your servants Sarah, Theodora, and Syncletica, the vain pursuits of this world may have no hold upon us, and that by the consuming fire of your Spirit, we may be changed into the image and likeness of your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord; to whom with you and the same Spirit be all honor and glory, now and for ever.
Amen.

I invite your own intercessions and thanksgivings at this time… (pause in silence)
For Alice, Jan, Sandy, Kelly, Wayne, Tony Jr., ...
-And for All Your Prayers,
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Grant public health and government officials in
our nation the strength and will to act swiftly and
decisively, with wisdom and compassion in service to
all. We pray especially for Donald, President, Joe Biden the official President-Elect, the Congress, Governors, and elected officials in our local municipalities. For a peaceful transition of power in our nation.
Lord, in your mercy, Hear our prayer.

Remove the presence of fear and anxiety from our
hearts, that confident in your providence we may
be generous in sharing our resources. Lord, in your
mercy, Hear our prayer.

Keep us, good Lord, under the shadow of your mercy.
Sustain and support the anxious, be with those who
care for the sick, and lift up all who are brought low;
that we may find comfort knowing that nothing can
separate us from your love in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Amen.

The service concludes as follows
Officiant Let us bless the Lord.
People Thanks be to God.

From The Mission of St Clare, The Lectionary .net, The Book of Common Prayer
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Wonder if everybody has seen that a new "Good Book Club" has just begun. Doing the Gospel of Mark. Go to Forward Movement and can sign up for weekly emails...works great, awesome commentary!

Well wishes to you Ron, from J&J Farm in Springfield, NH 💕

Peace of the Lord!

Hi Ron. Thank you🙏

Happy Tuesday to all

Thank you, Ron.

😊 Hi everyone, thanks Ron for today's service

Tomorrow we pray for individuals and family, add a comment here or msg me so that can include them!

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I’m still at an Appt, so today, Mon Jan 4th, I’ll share a Noonday Prayer link. See you all tomorrow, Peace, Ron ... See MoreSee Less

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