Services & Prayer
“Our hearts are restless, until they can find rest in you”, wrote St Augustine.
All of us have a yearning for something more, something better, something bigger than ourselves. Time and again this is the starting point for Christian faith and worship. It is the first sense that God exists.
We are called to worship God. To worship means to come before God and literally proclaim his worthiness. At St John’s we worship in a variety of ways and styles. Most important amongst them is the keeping of Jesus’ command at his last supper with his disciples, “Do this in remembrance of me.” In this instruction Jesus sets the pattern for our worship, the Mass, or Eucharist, in which the community gathers prays, listens, and carries out this command.
In addition there is the Daily Office, the unceasing prayer of the Church, offered daily, Sacred Space, a time of contemplation and quiet, and Benediction on a Sunday evening.