Sunday Worship Information

 

Please join us Sundays for Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. in-person or online.

Please:

  • Bring a mask and we request you wear it during the singing of hymns

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  • You will find masks and hand sanitizer at all doors and outside the restroom in the undercroft

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  • At the peace, please stay in your pew and verbally exchange the peace with your neighbors, without hugs or handshakes.

 

Bulletin for Sunday, November 28, 2021, Advent 1

 

We encourage you to bring your tablet or cellphone to church or print a copy of the bulletin at home before you arrive. There will be a limited supply of printed bulletins at the church for visitors. Hymnals are found in each pew rack. 

 

Login on Zoom starting at 9:30 a.m.

 

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Sabbatical Season

 

Creating Sacred Space

 

My dear friends,

 

Creating sacred space has been a central theme in the life of St. John’s in the Mountains. Between 2006-2007, our current church building was built. Since my arrival as your priest in 2010 we have built on that foundation to ensure sacred space is named, created, and nurtured in God’s love. In 2022, we will embark on a new journey of creating sacred space.

 

Next year, I will be taking a sabbatical from my duties at St. John’s in the Mountains from early July to early November to name, create, and nurture sacred space in my life. These four months will offer me time to be with my spouse and continue to nurture the sacred presence of God within the walls of the Swanson Inn. We have been stewards of the inn for over three years and this sabbatical season will be a holy time for us as a family, with our dogs and our guests.

 

Second, I will spend part my time building a camp in Peacham, Vermont, on land once owned by Tim’s grandfather. The camp will be a tiny home, with a mere 300 square feet of indoor living space on two floors with an additional 96 square foot three-season porch. I will have help along the way by friends, building professionals, and the Holy Spirit. I grew up in the woods of Northern Minnesota, a sacred space that shaped and formed my spirit, and the holy ground that Tim and I are blessed to nurture, feeds and fuels my soul today. This small and simple structure is already a sacred space – I have the gift to give it shape and form.

 

Taking stock of one’s gifts and skills, passions and dreams is a worthwhile endeavor. Sabbatical time by the rector, however, is a time of renewal for the parish as well. To be open to God’s sacred space is a holy gift, and I ask that you join me in sabbatical renewal. In conjunction with the Vestry, I have invited two clergy members of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont to join us on our sabbatical journey. They will celebrate Holy Eucharist and preach alongside Deacon Zarina and our Lay Preacher’s Guild members. They will also assist with sacramental needs that may arise between July and November. I have also invited one of the priests to guide us through the year, helping us to name, create, and nurture the sacred in our common life. I trust that through our intentional sabbatical season, God will enter in anew, and the community of St. John’s in the Mountains will hear and respond to God’s call to ministry anew.

 

Please contact me with any questions you may have – rick@stjohnsinthemountains.org.

 

Your brother in Christ,

 

Rick+

 

The Rev. Dr. Richard R. Swanson

Rector

Worship and Activity Center

 

 

Vestry Meeting – September 21 6pm

We will be continuing our conversation on in-person gatherings as a follow-up to our all-parish conversation on Sunday, May 2. Please join us us here:

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To join by phone:

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Welcome to the Worship and Activity Center at St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church. This page contains login information and descriptions of all online worship and activities until further notice. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Father Rick Swanson.

 

 

Please scroll down for the Zoom login information for:

 

Sunday Worship at 10:00 am 

 

Wednesday Lunch at St. John’s – Every Wednesday at 12n-1p

 

Vestry Meetings, 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6:00 pm

 


 

Sunday Worship 10:00am

Please join St. John’s in the Mountains worship in community every Sunday at 10:00 am.

Click here for Zoom access and the online bulletin

 

Sunday Reflections

Please click here to view Sunday reflections

 

Wednesday Lunch at St. John’s

Why eat all alone? John friends at St. John’s to “virtually” eat lunch together on Wednesdays at noon. Bring a sandwich, a cup of coffee, or simply yourself.

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Vestry Meetings – 3rd Tuesdays of the month

6:00 pm 

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Parish Administrator

Parish Administrator

 

St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church is accepting applications for the ten-hour/week position of Parish Administrator effective July 1, 2021. St. John’s in the Mountains is a small and vibrant church at the corner of the Mountain and Luce Hill Roads in Stowe, whose membership lives throughout Lamoille County and northern Washington County. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining parish office procedures in collaboration with paid staff and parish volunteers, pick up the mail from the Post Office weekly and distribute as necessary, phone and email communication, maintenance of office equipment, collaboration on weekly print, website, and electronic publications, manage the parish calendar, assist with smart-room technologies, and serve as the assistant to the rector. Office hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

The role requires a background in MS Office Suite (including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access or other database software) and Adobi/PDF software

Knowledge of Signup Genius or similar scheduling software is desired

Knowledge of Gmail, Google Docs, and Google calendars is desired

Knowledge of WordPress or other website management software is desired

The ability to learn new software programs as needed 

Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Possess a cheerful personality and welcome all visitors to the building

The ability to work with paid staff and volunteers of all ages, genders, ethnicities, races and sexual orientation is crucial.

The candidate will maintain the current office hours of Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

 

Please email cover letter, resume and three references to:

 

The Rev. Rick Swanson

rick@stjohnsinthemountains.org 

 

Worship at St. John’s

 

 

Welcome to the Worship and Activity Center at St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church.

 

This page contains login information and descriptions of all online worship and activities until further notice. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Father Rick Swanson.

 

 

Please scroll down for the Zoom login information for:

 

 

 

Sunday Worship at 10:00 am 

 

Wednesday Lunch at St. John’s – Every Wednesday at 12n-1p

 

Lectionary Study, Wednesdays at 3:00p pm – on break until August of 2021

 

For Vestry Meeting Information, please scroll to the bottom of this page.

 


Sunday Worship 10:00am

Please join St. John’s in the Mountains worship in community every Sunday at 10:00 am.

Click here for Zoom access and the online bulletin

 

Sunday Reflections

Please click here to view Sunday reflections

 


Wednesday Lunch at St. John’s

Why eat all alone? John friends at St. John’s to “virtually” eat lunch together on Wednesdays at noon. Bring a sandwich, a cup of coffee, or simply yourself.

Join Zoom Meeting  press here for joining by computer

Click here for Wednesday Lunch Login 

Meeting ID: 893 2192 3442
Passcode: 802

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Lectionary Study – Wednesdays at 3:00 pm – On brake until August, 2021

Please join Theologian-in-Residence Nancy Johnson for this week’s Lectionary Study at 3p on the scripture lessons for this coming Sunday.

You can find the Revised Common Lectionary here.

 

Click here for Biblegateway. 

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Vestry Meetings – 3rd Tuesdays of the month Click here to join the meeting by Zoom

 

Please email Fr. Rick Swanson here for phone login information 

 

 

 

 
 
 

MLK Jr. Panel Discussion February 21, 2021

 

Celebration of Black History Month

 

 

A Panel Discussion on Faith and Justice for All Peoples with local advocates for racial equality 

 

Panel participants:

 

Chief Don Stevens, Chief of the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk-Abenaki Nation

 

Fr. Joseph Ikegbunam, Parochial Vicar, Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Stowe, Vermont

 

Roger Marcoux, Lamoille County Sheriff

 

Rev. Dr. Arnold Isidore Thomas, Pastor, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Jericho VT

 

Marlena Tucker-Fishman, Member of the Waterbury Area Anti-Racism Coalition

 

        Jen Kimmich — Co-founder & CEO, The Alchemist

 

      Maria Davies—Vermont Grant Programs Manager, Vermont’s Racial Equity & Diversity Committee, Steering Committee Member of REA

 

 

Moderator: Jen Daniels, Steering Team member of the Racial

Equity Alliance of Lamoille County (REAL)

 

 

Sunday, February 21, 2021 free & open to all 

4:00 pm

 

 

Click here for Zoom registration

 

Please click here see the first MLK Jr. Panel Discussion from January 17, 2021

 

 

Sponsored by the Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition:  

Baha’i Faith

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe

St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church

Stowe Community Church,

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Stowe

 

MLK Jr. Panel Discussion January 17, 2021

 

Spiritual Justice Lessons:

What We Have Learned from MLK, Jr.

 

A Dialogue on Race, Faith and Justice

With six local advocates for social justice in the spirit of Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Sunday, January 17, 2021 free & open to all on Zoom

4:00 pm, Click here to register.

 

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Sponsor is Greater Stowe Interfaith Coalition:  

Baha’i Faith, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church,

Jewish Community of Greater Stowe,

St. John’s in the Mountains Episcopal Church,

Stowe Community Church, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Stowe

Christmas Day

 

Join us on Christmas morning at 10:00 am for a quiet service as we celebrate the birth of Christ by listening to the Gospel of John when he proclaims, “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God and the word was God.” PLease join us at 9:45 for Christmas carols.

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Christmas Eve 8pm

Christmas at St. John’s in the Mountains: Candlelight and Carols

Join St. John’s in the Mountains as we celebrate Christ’s birth on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24 at 8:00p as we gather to sing the carols and listen to the Gospel of Luke tell the story of Christ’s birth. This online service will offer you the opportunity to remember past and hope for the future in this unsettled year. Carols will begin at 7:45pm

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Meeting ID: 830 2937 0052
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