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Sunday Worship FAQs


Sunday Morning Worship

It’s often confusing to walk into a new church. Here are some questions you might have about St. John’s:

Which service should I attend?

Do you prefer traditional worship featuring hymns and organ music? If so, try either the 8:00 or 10:30 services.

Do you prefer traditional worship with organ music, hymns, and formal choirs (adult, youth, children & handbell)? If so, try the 10:30 service.

Do you prefer informal worship featuring modern/contemporary Christian music with a praise band? If so, try the 9:15 service.

Do you have children or teenagers? Nursery (birth-age 4) and children’s Sunday School (K-6th grade) happen at both the 9:15 & 10:30 services. Youth Sunday School (7th-12th grade) happens during the 10:30 service (Ask an usher for information when you enter the building).

Do you have a child with special needs? Our Christian Ed Director, Alison Beal, would love to speak with you about how we can best accommodate your child’s needs! Contact her at 215-357-6998. We have a place for your child!

What about the offering?

As a new visitor, you are our guest – we only ask that you place the “1st Time Visitor” card (found in pew racks) in the offering. We want to be sure to get your prayer requests and other information – and we want to begin sending you our weekly email newsletter, The Cornerstone, to keep you informed about what is happening at St. John’s!

What should I wear?

There is no special dress code at St. John’s. At 9:15, many people dress informally in jeans or shorts or khaki’s (others get a bit more “dressed up”), but some at the traditional services dress informally too – plus you may see some suits, jackets, ties, and dresses. What you wear is not important. What matters is that you join us for worship!

Is there anything else I should know?

The only thing you need to know is that we love our church family and we love to welcome everyone and anyone to join us! Our mission statement says it all: “Open Arms and Serving Hands Transforming Lives Through Christ.” We hope to see you this Sunday!

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