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St. John's Episcopal Church
1190 N. Forbes St.
Sunday Services 10 a.m.
St. John's is a visible, welcoming family of Christ,
resolved to deepen our relationship with God.
The presence and ministry of The Episcopal Church in Lake County since 1877.
The community is invited to celebrate Easter Sunday at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Church, the landmark Victorian church on the corner of N. Forbes and Clearlake Ave. in Lakeport.
“Come hear the Easter story read from the King James Bible and experience the joy and hope of the Resurrection, with traditional Easter hymns sung throughout the Holy Communion service,” said Parish Priest Fr. Leo Joseph.
Organist Mel Taylor will begin the service with the first part of the prelude “The Day Hath Dawned” by J.S. Bach, with solo stops used for the right hand and pedals. The original German words for the hymn were written in 1560 by Nicolaus Hermann. For the second part of the prelude, “Jesus Christ, Our Great Redeemer” by J.S. Bach, Mel will use soft ensemble stops. The original German words for this hymn were written in 1524 by Martin Luther.
For the offertory, Mel will play “I Know That My Redeemer Lives” arranged by Richard Weinhorst, a music professor at The University of Valparaiso, Indiana, during the mid 1900s.
The postlude, “The Blessed Christ is Risen Today” was composed by J.S. Bach for full organ. In the pedals, worshipers will notice notes jump up and down indicating the return of Christ to earth for the Resurrection and lifting up mankind. This is a Latin hymn, "Surrexit Christus Hodie," dated in the 12th century by an unknown composer.
Fr. Leo will celebrate the Easter Eucharist, or Mass as it is often called, and preach a brief homily reflecting on the mystery of the Resurrection. This special day is also the celebration of Fr. Leo’s 40th anniversary of his priestly ordination, which took place in Montreal, Canada, in 1974.
Please join St. John’s parishioners and friends of Fr. Leo for this unique celebration of Easter in all the richness and beauty of the Anglican tradition. For details, see www.saintjohnslakeport.org .
The community is invited to Easter Week services at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1190 N. Forbes Street in Lakeport.
Palm Sunday, April 13, will begin in the church with the blessing and distribution of palms by Parish Priest Fr. Leo Joseph. Clergy will process to the altar and continue with the Liturgy of the Word, leading into the Passion narrative according to the Gospel of St. Matthew. The congregation participates in the narrative followed by an opportunity for silent meditation. Holy Communion concludes the service.
Good Friday, April 18, the church is open noon to 3 p.m. for prayer and meditation.
Easter Sunday, April 20, services begin at 10 a.m. All are welcome.
Opportunity to serve St. John’s: If you’re friendly and frequent thrift stores, perhaps you’re just the person to volunteer in the Basement Boutique Thrift Shop. Volunteers are needed, especially to help sort the overstock. Even an hour or two would be appreciated. If you’re interested, leave a message for Ginger Ingersol, manager, at (707) 245-3147.
A new Tuesday Pilates class at 1 p.m. is added to St. John’s Episcopal Church wellness program. Classes will be held every week except for the last Tuesday of the month. Ongoing Thursday classes are at 9 a.m. in Carey Hall, 1190 N. Forbes Street, Lakeport.
Pilates instructor Tina Woelbling-Hamner focuses on re-educating movement patterns for efficient and functional everyday movements.
Additionally, movement classes with yoga instructor Michelle Duguay are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 10:30-11:45.
All classes are offered on a donation basis. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Students are encouraged to bring their own mats.