Worship at St. John's occupies a place of balance. It is a time apart from the worries of the world but it nurtures us to face the storms and stresses. It does not copy the traditional "front-of-the-hymnal" liturgy but makes participation, modern language and music the means to exalting God and humbling ourselves before Him. Sermons connect the Bible's teachings to modern life and send us out with words of courage, comfort and assurance of God's mercy; they are conversations, not lectures. .
Some people 'dress up" for worship, but mostly, this is a casual congregation. Before the service itself begins, there are the greetings you might expect, but also time for individual prayers led by the pastor in the church parlor. From time to time, there are Bible study and book discussions (which the pastor also offers at other times during the week). During the service, we are encouraged to speak up about what is on our minds, whether it is news, concerns or reasons for celebrations. At least once a month after the service, we get together for refreshments in our Fellowship Hall.