What We Do

Putting Our Faith Into Action

We put our faith into action through ministry, not only for our benefit, but also to address the needs of those whom we may never meet.  Often we partner with other agencies and organizations that have already established effective ways of reaching out and responding to specific needs in our community and abroad.  Ministries come in all shapes and sizes and are driven predominately by dedicated lay people. Below gives a sample of the types of ministries we engage in at St. John the Baptist.

Sharing the Good News of God

What We Do


Sunday morning worship services are at 8:00 and 10:00 (sung). Our Sunday morning worship service is at 10 AM is offered both in-person and online.

The third Sunday of the month features Rite III: a family-oriented service with contemporary music.

Morning prayer is said Tuesday and Thursday morning prayer at 9 AM online.

Compline is offered Monday evening at 8 PM and Wednesday evening at 9 PM online.

A healing Eucharist is offered at 11:00 on Wednesday mornings in the Lady Chapel behind the high altar.


Members and visitors gather after the Sunday morning 10 am service for fellowship (“coffee hour”). Other gatherings include: Tuesday morning book club, a Friday morning “Examining Christianity” group, quarterly Locust & Wild Honey group get-togethers, and an annual fundraising auction. In addition, the rector leads a parish tour every other year. Trips include Turkey (2016) to visit the ruins of the seven churches named in the book of Revelation and Great Britain (2018) to visit Anglican sites.

Growing as Christian Disciples

Church School Programs

The Nursery (birth-4 years) introduces “tots activities” to reinforce the day’s lectionary-based theme.

Children’s Corner (PreK-grade 5) uses the Feasting on the Word multi-age curriculum to introduce biblical, historical, and character development teachings from the Sunday Gospel.

Early Christians (grades 6-8) restructured to support the children in their acolyting and liturgical service duties. In addition, youth serve as greeters and lectors. They also participate in community service opportunities.

Confirm not Conform (CnC) (grades 6-12) explores beliefs and questions from the youth themselves. An adapted four-month study prepares interested young people for Confirmation.

Adult Education Interested adults meet following the 10:00 Sunday worship service to explore Biblical themes and social ministries in the Adult Forum.

Responding to the Needs of the World

Social Ministries

Members of St John the Baptist are involved in a variety of social ministries including: William Temple House, Western Farm Workers, Potluck in the Park, Coffee Creek Correctional Institute, Purple Hats for newborns, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels and Operation Nightwatch.

Non-perishable food items, unopened and unexpired
·        Dish soap, liquid
·        Hand warmers
·        Laundry detergent, powdered
·        Medical supplies/first aid kits
·        Pet food, especially wet food for cats and dogs
·        Rain ponchos
·        Razors
·        Small leakproof containers for redistributing liquid cleaning supplies
·        Spices, packaged and unopened
·        Tarps (new and gently used)
·        Travel size hygiene items, unopened and sealed (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant)
·        Vitamins

Congregational Care

Members provide emergency child care; a Caring Casseroles group provides food in emergency situations. A Healing Prayer Team is available during the  Sunday 10:00 service.