Lay Ministries

Enhance your worship and care for others by participating in our Ministries.  At church or from the comfort of your home, your involvement is important to St. John's.  To learn more about the following Ministries, or to volunteer, please contact the church office at 860.739.2324.

April Meal Center

Volunteers from St. John's prepare and serve a meal for between 100 and 150 guests on the 3rd Sunday of...

St. John’s Knitting Guild

Twice each month, members of the Knitter’s Guild gather to knit Prayer Shawls, Pray Scarfs and Pray Cloths for distribution...

Kateri Medical Clinics-Nigeria

St. John’s continued its relationship with Kateri Medical mission in 2018. The Vestry voted to approve a $3,000.00 grant to...

Brian Dagle Foundation

The Brian T. Dagle Foundation, established by Ann and Paul Dagle in the aftermath of their son Brian’s suicide several...

Miracle League of S.E. CT

St. John’s partnered with Miracle League of S. E. CT as Venue Host of its inaugural Oyster Festival fundraiser last...

St. John’s Haiti “Pillowcase Dressmakers Guild”

(see full report) Originated and led by Helen MacDonald, this wonderful outreach ministry creates new toddler dresses out of pillowcases...

Care and Share Partners

St. John’s is the collection site for peanut butter donations which volunteers deliver to Care and Share. Donation baskets are...

12-Step Recovery Meetings

Four days a week, St. John’s is the host site for N.A. and A.A. 12-Step Meetings in our parish hall...

St. John’s Pantry Pals

S.J.P.P.’s gather and distribute a wide variety of “living needs” and clothing from our Guild Room each Thursday in conjunction...

College Student Hospitality Baskets

Amanda Murray, Dir. of Youth & Ed. Min. coordinates this outreach to area college students with the help of our...

N.L.C.M.C

St. John’s Outreach “ministers” volunteer at the New London Community Meal Center (see report), on Montauk Ave. New London. Our...

Host Site-Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries

Each Thursday parish and community volunteers transform the Bond Parish Hall into a mini “grocery store”. In partnership with the...

St. John’s Knitting Guild

St. John’s Knitting Guild meets regularly to work on producing Prayer Shawls and Prayer Cloths to be provided to individuals...

St. John’s Sisters of Prayer

The members of St. John’s Sisters of Prayer meet weekly with each other to offer Intercessory Prayer for those whose...

Pastoral Care

Our Pastoral Care Lay-ministers work closely with the Rector in providing a connection to those among us who are homebound,...

Parish Hospitality

Throughout Scripture, the “ministry of hospitality” is held up as a critical part of every faith community.  Each Sunday, parish...

Acolytes/Altar Servers

At St. John’s, acolytes serve each Sunday at the 10:00 am celebration of Holy Eucharist. Our acolytes serve in a...

St. John’s Treble Choir

Our Treble Choir is open to young children from the time they can read and sing. The Treble choir, directed...

St. John’s Senior Choir

Members of St. John’s Senior Choir rehearse and perform under the direction of Dr. John P. Anthony, our Choirmaster and...

Usher/Greeters

Usher/greeters are responsible for welcoming worshippers on Sunday and at special liturgies throughout the year. They distribute the Service Bulletin...

Intercessors

During the Holy Eucharist, usually after the praying of the Nicene Creed, Intercessors lead the congregation in the Prayers of...

Lectors

Lectors are assigned to read from Hebrew Scripture and the New Testament at  both Eucharists on Sunday, at the various...

Chalice Bearers/Chalicists

The ministry of service by those selected as Chalicists is carried out by adult parishioners and young people who have...

St. Hilda’s Altar Guild

Members of St. Hilda’s Altar Guild perform some of the most important services as they prepare the Sanctuary for the...

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a fun and exciting, week-long morning summer program at St. John’s. Our “parish campus” includes St....

Special Programming Throughout the Year

In addition to the worship, education, and play opportunities offered each Sunday morning many fun events are scheduled during the...

CLUB 345

We are excited to continue CLUB 345 a program for 3rd, 4th, & 5th graders this year! Once a month...

Youth Group

Youth group programs offer a chance to “live out” what we are called to do as Christians. Our youth group,...

Sunday Nursery Care

Each Sunday, we offer Nursery Care for infants and toddlers in a clean and secure facility. The nursery is available...

Middle School & High School

Because of every changing demographics of our parish population, this year youth ages 7th grade to 12th grade will be...