Showing posts with label St John's Episcopal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label St John's Episcopal. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

St John’s Episcopal Church Celebrates 125 years of ministry in Franklin

Join us on Sunday, September 11 at 10 AM for a historical Worship Service (in the style of 1897). You’re even invited to wear period costumes! This will be followed by a festive picnic, viewing of historical artifacts, learning about our connections to the native peoples of the area and the Armenian community in Franklin, creation of a timeline, a scavenger hunt for the kids, and mystery photos to identify. If you’ve ever had a connection to St John’s, or if you think you might like to, please join us for this celebration.

Our community began during the ‘Third Awakening’ of Christianity which followed the civil war. A series of revival meetings held in Franklin by traveling missionaries from the U.S. Army Church during the summer of 1897 inspired a community of local Episcopalians to establish the “St. John's Mission.”  The community held their services in the Baptist Meeting House until 1910 when they succeeded in raising funds to build their own church on School Street.  

The church grew steadily in the early twentieth-century and, by the 1950s, outgrew the School Street sanctuary, which was sold to Dean College.  The mission community formally joined the Episcopal Diocese as a parish in 1961, at which point the diocese recommended that they purchase a larger site out of the town center. 

In 1966, the construction of the present church and parish hall down in the leafy dell at 237 Pleasant St. was completed and celebrated.  Throughout our history, St. John’s has been active in the civic life of the town, particularly in the institution and support of a robust Franklin Food Bank and the success of the interfaith Council. 

The Episcopal Church is part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, and a branch of the Jesus Movement. We walk the middle way between Catholic and Protestant, seeking God’s presence in Word and Sacrament, as well as in all of Humanity and Creation. 

Our governance is democratic; our priesthood is not restricted to one gender; and many of our priests are married. At St John’s, we welcome all kinds of families: Gay, Straight, Transgender, Single Parents, Divorced, Widowed, Recovering, Seeking, Young, Old, and unsure.

St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin

For more information:
Call 508-528-2387 Email Admin@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook  and Twitter
See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org  

St John's Episcopal Church:  Multi-Family Yard Sale - Aug 6
St John's Episcopal Church

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Reminder: St John's Episcopal Church: Multi-Family Yard Sale - Aug 6

Come shop at the Multi-Family Yard Sale on Saturday, August 6 from 9 AM - 2 PM

Lot’s of great bargains!

St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin

For more information:
Call 508-528-2387  or Email Admin@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook  and Twitter
See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 


St John's Episcopal Church:  Multi-Family Yard Sale - Aug 6
St John's Episcopal Church:  Multi-Family Yard Sale - Aug 6

Sunday, July 17, 2022

St John's Episcopal Church: Multi-Family Yard Sale - Aug 6

Come shop at the Multi-Family Yard Sale on Saturday, August 6 from 9 AM - 2 PM

Lot’s of great bargains!

St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin

For more information:
Call 508-528-2387  or Email Admin@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook  and Twitter
See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 


St John's Episcopal Church:  Multi-Family Yard Sale - Aug 6
St John's Episcopal Church:  Multi-Family Yard Sale - Aug 6

Sunday, June 26, 2022

034 - Frank Presents - Kathy McAdams (audio)

In this episode, Frank Falvey is joined by Rev. Kathy McAdams of Saint John's Episcopal Church to talk about her background, the work she does with the church, and the programs going on at the church.

Audio file ->  https://frank-falvey.captivate.fm/episode/034-frank-presents-kathy-mcadams

034 - Frank Presents - Kathy McAdams (audio)
034 - Frank Presents - Kathy McAdams (audio)

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of MA, to visit St John’s on the Feast of Pentecost

The Right Reverend Gayle E Harris, Suffragan Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts, to visit St John’s on the Feast of Pentecost.

Right Reverend Gayle E Harris
Right Reverend Gayle E Harris
On Sunday, June 5th at 10 AM, St John’s is pleased to welcome Bishop Gayle Harris as Presider and Preacher for its Family Service on the Feast of Pentecost. Pentecost, fifty days after Easter, is the day that Christians celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit, and it’s often thought of as the birthday of the Church. 

Bishop Harris will celebrate the Eucharist and distribute Communion, and will offer a children’s sermon. After the service, she will have an informal conversation with the congregation during a potluck lunch. 

All are welcome to attend.

St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin
  • For more information:
Call 508-528-2387 Email Admin@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook / See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 

Download a copy of this information as a reminder ->

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Ash Wednesday and Ash Sunday at St John’s

Join us for the traditional Ash Wednesday service on March 2 at 7 PM for imposition of ashes and the beginning of a holy Lent. Or, for a family-friendly version the following Sunday, March 6 at 10 AM.

St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin

For more information:

Ash Wednesday and Ash Sunday at St John’s
Ash Wednesday and Ash Sunday at St John’s

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

St John’s Episcopal: Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled

Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany with us at St John’s Episcopal Church


Christmas Eve, December 24th:
  • 5pm - Children’s Pageant with Communion
Seating is limited due to COVID protocols, so please reserve space in advance at:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054CAAAE29A7F58-christmas
  • 9pm - Candlelight Eucharist with Carols- no reservation required

Sunday, December 26th:
  • 10am - Holy Eucharist with Christmas Carols & Sermon (recorded) by The Rt. Rev. Alan Gates, Bishop of Massachusetts - no reservation required

Sunday, January 2, 2022:
  • 10am - The Epiphany family service - no reservation required
Everyone is invited! Hope to see you there.
All services are also available on Facebook Live.


For more information:
Call 508-528-2387
Email Admin@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook at St John’s Episcopal Church
See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 



St John’s Episcopal Church: Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled
St John’s Episcopal Church: Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled

Monday, November 29, 2021

St John’s Episcopal Church: Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled

Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany with us at St John’s Episcopal Church


Christmas Eve, December 24:
5pm - Children’s Pageant with Communion
Seating is limited due to COVID protocols, so please reserve space in advance at:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A054CAAAE29A7F58-christmas

9pm - Candlelight Service - no reservation required


Sunday, December 26:
10am - Holy Eucharist with Christmas Carols - no reservation required


Sunday, January 2, 2022:
10am - The Epiphany family service - no reservation required


Everyone is invited! Hope to see you there.


For more information:
Call 508-528-2387
Email Admin@StJohnsFranklinMA.org
Like us on Facebook at St John’s Episcopal Church
See our website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 



St John’s Episcopal Church: Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled
St John’s Episcopal Church: Celebrate Christmas and Epiphany services scheduled

Friday, September 24, 2021

Pumpkin Patch Open To Kids And Families - Sep 27 through Oct 31, 2021

Pick your perfect pumpkin as you browse among hundreds of pumpkins and gourds. Hosted on the front lawn of St. John’s Episcopal Church at 237 Pleasant St., Franklin, kids and families will enjoy searching for the best to take home. 

Shop Monday through Friday from 3 PM to 5 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM to 5 PM.  

Select from hundreds of small, medium and large pumpkins and gourds beginning Monday, September 27, 2021 through October 31, 2021.  Children can also enjoy activities and games on the front lawn. 

The pumpkins and gourds are grown on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico and provide jobs for the people there. They use sustainable farming practices, so they're gentle on the earth. 

If you have any questions, call St. John’s Episcopal Church at 508-528-2387.
Pick your perfect pumpkin at 237 Pleasant Street. And remember: it’s cool to shop local!

Call 508-528-2387
Like us Facebook: St John’s Episcopal Church
View www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Blessing of the Pets - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021

Love your pet? Come to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a special Blessing of the Pets on Sunday, September 26 during the 10am worship service on the front lawn of the church ... in the pumpkin patch. 

The Rev. Kathy McAdams will lead the Sunday service that includes a special blessing for all pets in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, who is associated with the patronage of animals and the natural environment. Bring your dog, cat, bird, goat or whomever is your beloved pet (on a leash or in a carrier, please). Favorite stuffed animals and photos of pets are welcome too!

Everyone is invited. 237 Pleasant Street, Franklin, MA

For more information:
Call 508-528-2387
Like us on Facebook: St John’s Episcopal Church
On Twitter   @FranklinStJohns
View www.stjohnsfranklinma.org 

Blessing of the Pets - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021
Blessing of the Pets - Sunday, Sep 26, 2021


Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Ready. Set. Bid. - St. John’s Church To Host Virtual Silent Auction

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Franklin is getting creative initiating their first Virtual Silent Auction for the public from August 27 through September 10. People will have a chance to bid on merchandise from local and regional businesses. Select from a variety of goods and services: food, retail merchandise, electronics, kid and adult activities, sports, museums & outings.

Access the auction three ways: 

1) the auction link at https://www.32auctions.com/StJohnsFranklin

2) St. John’s Church website at www.stjohnsfranklinma.org

3) on Facebook at St. John’s Episcopal Church   https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsfranklinma

Just register your name and contact details and the list of items will be displayed. It’s easy to scroll through and make your bid. Check back often to update your bid! Bidding starts August 27 at 12:15 am and will end Friday, September 10 at 12 noon. The highest bidder on each item will be contacted.

“Last year was tough on everyone,” said Rev. Kathy McAdams. “We have continued to gather for worship in whatever way possible. We have continued to serve the community by growing food for the Franklin Food Pantry,  providing lunch for Common Cathedral and its unhoused congregation twice, and installing a handicap-accessible restroom.” 

Funds earned from the silent auction help continue outreach to the area, Rev. McAdams added. “Please participate in our on-line auction, as well as the Pumpkin Patch in October, so that we can continue to have a positive impact in the Franklin community and beyond.”  

The Virtual Silent Auction and Pumpkin Patch replace the church’s holiday fair this winter. The annual Christmas Fair has been a staple in Franklin and a source of income for St. John’s Church. 

Want more details? Contact Blanca DiGiacomo at 617-429-4676 or blancadigiacomo@verizon.net

Ready. Set. Bid.  - St. John’s Church To Host Virtual Silent Auction
Ready. Set. Bid.  - St. John’s Church To Host Virtual Silent Auction


Monday, March 15, 2021

Holy Week and Easter Services at St John's Episcopal Church, Franklin

Holy Week and Easter Services at St John's Episcopal Church, Franklin


Palm Sunday - March 28th, 10 AM

on Facebook Live

Tenebrae - Wednesday, March 31, 7 PM
Service of Darkness and Light
on Facebook Live

Maundy Thursday - April 1st, 7 PM
on Facebook Live

Good Friday - April 2
Stations of the Cross
pre-recorded with Franklin United Methodist Church 
and Franklin Federated Church

Easter Day - April 4th
9am - Easter Egg Hunt
10am - Drive-in Service of Resurrection
Listen on your car radio or Facebook Live

Holy Week and Easter Services at St John's Episcopal Church, Franklin
Holy Week and Easter Services at St John's Episcopal Church, Franklin


Saturday, February 13, 2021

St John's Episcopal: Ash Wednesday - Feb 17

Join St John's for Ash Wednesday on Facebook Live
 
St John's Episcopal Church will offer an Ash Wednesday service on Facebook Live on February 17 at 7 PM. https://www.facebook.com/events/753464702258770/
 
If you would like to pick-up ashes ahead of time, please contact Rev Kathy at Rector@StJohnsFranklinMA.org.
 
 
St John's Episcopal: Ash Wednesday
St John's Episcopal: Ash Wednesday

 
 


Tuesday, December 15, 2020

St John's Episcopal - Christmas Eve Service - 9 PM

You are invited to join us for a festive Christmas Eve service at 9 PM on Facebook Live: St John's Episcopal Church (https://www.facebook.com/stjohnsfranklinma). 

Blessings to you and yours in this season of light and hope.

St John's Episcopal - Christmas Eve Service - 9 PM
St John's Episcopal - Christmas Eve Service - 9 PM


Friday, October 30, 2020

St. John's Episcopal Church - "Stuff a Truck" - Nov 7

Bring your clothing, linens, and other soft goods
All items must be clean and in good, clean and sellable condition.
Our Goal is 150 bags to make $1,000

We Can Accept

  • Clothes (bagged) - men's, women's and children's - shoes, fashion accessories, belts, purses, bags, backpacks
  • Household Textiles (bagged) - blankets, sheets, towels, tablecloths, curtains

Please email Rector@StJohnsFranklinMA.org to pledge the number of bags you will bring 

When:  November 7, 2020    9 AM-12 noon
 
Where:  St. John's Episcopal Church    
237 Pleasant Street, Franklin
 
 
Download a copy of the flyer as a reminder for this event
 
St. John's Episcopal Church - "Stuff a Truck" - Nov 7
St. John's Episcopal Church - "Stuff a Truck" - Nov 7

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

St John’s Pumpkin Patch in final week

This is the last week for St John’s Pumpkin Patch, so if you don’t already have your pumpkins and gourds - for eating and decorating, head on down to 237 Pleasant Street in Franklin. 

We’re open Mon - Fri from 4:00 - 7:00 PM and Saturday (Halloween) from 12 - 7:00 PM.

We’ll have a Costume Contest at 3:00 PM on Halloween. Prizes for the Scariest, Funniest, and Most Original.

 

St John’s Pumpkin Patch in final week
St John’s Pumpkin Patch in final week


Sunday, October 4, 2020

Visit the Pumpkin Patch at St John's Episcopal Church during October

The Pumpkins are here!

Visit the Pumpkin Patch at St John's Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street
Mon-Fri 5-8 PM and Sat/Sun 12-8 PM through October 31.

Various sizes and prices of carving pumpkins, baking pumpkins, as well as specialty pumpkins and gourds.

Activities for children:

  • Witch's Hat Ring Toss - Sunday, October 4 from 4-8 PM  
  • Paper Pumpkin Craft - Sunday, October 18
  • Costume Contest - Saturday October 31 at 3 PM

 

 

Visit the Pumpkin Patch at St John's Episcopal Church during October
Visit the Pumpkin Patch at St John's Episcopal Church during October

Sunday, August 30, 2020

"A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a Radio Station…"

Temple Etz Chaim (@TECFranklin) tweeted at 11:58 AM on Wed, Aug 26, 2020:
Looking for something to listen to or watch that is Temple Etz Chaim related?  Check out our new page with great content and see what Rabbi Alpert has been up to!  

"A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a Radio Station…" The wfpr.fm radio show archive is found online here https://t.co/rpjpRaPcQH


Picked by the Franklin radar via Twitter https://t.co/6Wj7SVZZ3y



"A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a Radio Station…"
"A Priest, a Rabbi and a Minister walk into a Radio Station…"

Thursday, August 27, 2020

Stuff a Truck - Sep 20

Come and Stuff A Truck...with used clothing and household items

You’ve probably had some extra time recently to clean out your closets, basement, attic and other storage places in your home. And, you may have been at a loss for what to do with those extra clothes and household items that you want to discard. We can help!

Bring them to St John’s Episcopal Church, 237 Pleasant Street in Franklin, on Sunday, September 20th from 11 AM - 2 PM. We'll take them to Savers and get paid by the pound, to help fund our work in the Franklin community and beyond.

For more information:

Stuff a Truck - Sep 20
Stuff a Truck - Sep 20


Thursday, August 13, 2020

St John's Paint Night, Stuff-a-Truck, and Outdoor Worship

St John's Virtual Paint Night fundraiser - Friday, Aug 28 from 7-9 PM

St John's Paint Night
St John's Paint Night
Learn to paint this masterpiece by Canvas 'n Cup in Milford. $38 includes canvas, brushes, paint, and 2 hours instruction by Zoom. RSVP to Admin@stjohnsfranklinma.org or 508-528-2387 by Monday, Aug 24. 

20% of proceeds go to St John's.

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Stuff-a-truck - Sunday, September 20 (11 AM - 2 PM)

Now that we've all got our closets cleaned-out and organized, bring those extra clothes and household items to St John's. We'll take them to Savers and get paid by the pound. 237 Pleasant St, Franklin

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Join us for Outdoor Worship every Sunday at 10 AM on our lawn. Bring your own chair and mask. In the event of rain, we'll still be on Facebook Live, as we are every Sunday.


The Rev. Kathy McAdams, Rector
St. John's Episcopal Church, Franklin, MA
www.StJohnsFranklinMA.org