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Schedule for the Holy Week and Easter

Palm Sunday: April 13th, 2014
8 am: Holy Eucharist, Blessing of Palms and Reading of the Passion
9:45 am: Palm Sunday Procession (begi9ning in the Parish Hall)
10 am: Holy Eucharist, Blessing of Palms and Reading of the Passion

April 16th 2014 Wednesday of Holy Week
7:30 pm Celtic Eucharist for Holy Week

April 17th, 2014  Maundy Thursday
Joint Maundy Thursday Liturgy and Agape
St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 1 Church Lane, Oakland, NJ 07436

This service begins with congregation gathered in the parish hall for a simple meal called an Agape. In the earliest days of the church it was quite common to first gather for fellowship around a meal. The first Eucharist was celebrated this way. The Liturgy of the Word will take place in this context. The congregation will then move to the church for the washing of feet and Lord’s Supper—the two distinguishing characteristics of Jesus’ last meal. The service concludes with the stripping of the altar. There is no dismissal—just a pause until we gather again for act two on Good Friday.

April 18th , 2014  Good Friday
 12 Noon -The Stations of the Cross

This reflective service follows the custom of pilgrims walking the Via Delarosa through the streets of Jerusalem tracing the path Jesus took to his crucifixion. We walk around the church, pausing at each station or resting place as we contemplate Jesus’ final walk.

12:30 PM-3 PM - Church Open for Private Meditation

7:30 PM – Joint Good Friday Liturgy
with Holy Eucharist from the Reserved Sacrament
Trinity Church, 55 George Street, Allendale, NJ 07401

A solemn service contemplating  the cross and death of Jesus. Saint John’s passion is traditionally read, special prayers are said and the cross is venerated. The organ is silent and just two hymns are sung Acapella. No Eucharist is celebrated, rather reserved sacrament is received. We leave again in silence awaiting the final act of our drama tomorrow night
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April 19th, 2014  Easter Eve
7:30--Joint Celebration of the Great Vigil with Baptism and the First Eucharist of Easter
St. John’s, 301 East Main Street Ramsey NJ 07446

The ancient service begins in the Memorial Garden for the blessing of the new fire. We remember the voice of God speaking at creations dawn. From the fire, the paschal candle, the light of Christ leads us into the darkened church. As candles are lit from the Pascal flame, a warm glow fills the space. We hear salvation’s story told anew as we continue the service in the parish hall with the Liturgy of the Word ending with the proclamation of the Easter Gospel. This Passover night when death is put to flight is the premier time of Baptism which follow, concluding with the first Eucharist of Easter
April 20th  Easter Day
8:00 AM - Festive Holy Eucharist with Easter Hymns

10:00 AM - Festive Holy Eucharist and Holy Baptism~Family Service
followed by the Easter Egg Hunt

Child care is available for the Great Vigil and the 10 am service

Please bring bells to the Great Vigil and Easter services


Welcome

We are honored that you are visiting our web site. St John’s Memorial Episcopal Church, the stone church with the red doors as you enter Ramsey, New Jersey was built as a memorial to Emma Hanchett Crocker, the wife of George Crocker. The church was completed and dedicated as a house of prayer for all people in 1906. A parish hall was added in the 1950's and expanded in the 1980's and 1990's. After being a mission congregation for forty-five years, St. John's was admitted as a parish in the Episcopal Diocese of Newark in 1951. The Rev George Dawson became the first rector. The fifth and current rector is the Rev. Julian R. Eibin.
We are a progressive, Christian community welcoming all who seek a deeper relationship with Christ within a vibrant community of faith.

Our motto:
SEEK the mind of Christ
SERVE the community, locally and globally
CELEBRATE the Love and Grace of God

conveys our deep desire to manifest Christ
  • in our daily lives,
  • in our worship, 
  • in our formation as disciples,
  • in our service to neighbors locally and globally,
  • and in our striving for a just world.

We believe that we grow best in our Christian life when we find a spiritual home.

Please use this site to access the information you need about our church and as a resource on your spiritual journey.

We hope you will join us on this adventure that is the Christian life.

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Sunday Mornings at St. John's

Worship Schedule 

8:00 am-Holy Eucharist

A shorter traditional service of Holy Communion (Mass) utilizing Elizabethan English with no music, followed by Coffee Hour    
                            
10:00 am-Holy Eucharist 
A traditional service of Holy Communion(Mass) with Choir, followed by Coffee Hour

Family Service on the Third Sunday of the Month September through June

*Children's Sermon. 
* Music by the Cherubs and Choristers Children's Choirs
*Children read the lesson and lead the prayers

Church School

9:30-10:30 am-Church School   for Pre-school through 8th Grade

9:30-9:55 am- High School Youth (Library)

11:15 am Third Sunday of the Month Youth Confirmation Class

Professionally staffed infant and child care is provided year round on Sunday morning for children up to 3 years of age from 9:30-11:30am  


Midweek Service on Wednesday Evening

7:30 pm     Celtic Mass   

An alternative, brief 30 minute service of Holy Communion for those unable to attend church on Sunday,
or who just need some mid week spiritual refreshment or are searching for a different spiritual experience. 
Quiet, meditative, candlelit with reflective music including spirituals, celtic hymns, Taize and folk hymns.
The prayers are drawn from the Celtic roots of the Episcopal Church.
Please send us a message for more information. We will be happy to help you.

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