Posts in the 'worship' category

“Peace on Earth” Christmas Concert

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

St. John’s Christmas Concert Sunday December 4 celebrates Christ’s birth with joyous music, desserts and support for the community.
Join the musicians of St. John’s on Sunday, December 4 for a wonderful evening of divine music and delectable desserts as we celebrate Christmas by doing good for others in the community!
This year, our concert will be […]

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Blessing of the Backpacks

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Bless backpacks and support the teachers
For the fourth year in a row we will offer a
“Blessing of the Backpacks” for all the students (regardless of age) from St. John’s, as they begin their new school year.
On Sunday, September 11th, at the first service
(9 AM), all students are encouraged/invited to bring their backpacks/book-bags/briefcases/etc. to church, and […]

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Outdoor Worship

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Worship in the great outdoors
Picking up – and improving on – a tradition that we started last year – the Worship Committee is planning a service of worship outdoors, on the stage by the bell tower, on Sunday, August 21st, at 9:30 AM. Last year there were some folks who weren’t able to sit in […]

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DCH Christmas Concert Benefit

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

A Christmas Concert to benefit Dover Children’s Home
The music ministry of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Dover presents its annual Christmas Concert at 6:30 pm Sunday December 6 to benefit Dover Children’s Home. This year’s concert, “Here Is Love”, includes children, youth, and adults in various choirs, praise teams, and ensembles offering their musical gifts […]

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Blue Christmas Service

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

On Sunday evening, December 13th, at 7 PM, we will host the Dover Area Religious Leaders Association (DARLA) Blue Christmas service – a special worship service which lifts up the hope of Emmanuel – God with us – while acknowledging that the season is not filled with joy for all, i.e. those who have lost […]

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Community Thanksgiving Service

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Offerings of thankfulness – in the form of prayers, readings, silence, hymns, anthems, dance and liturgy – will fill St. Joseph’s Church on Central Avenue in Dover on Sunday, November 22nd, at 7 PM, for the 2015 Dover Interfaith Thanksgiving Service.
Our own Chancel Choir and Hosanna Sacred Dance choir will take part in the service.
Offerings […]

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Outdoor Worship Service

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Weather permitting; we will try something new on August 16th. Our Worship Committee has made plans for our Sunday worship service to take place on the lawn to the left of the sanctuary – down at the stage that was created a couple years ago by an Eagle Scout.
So on Sunday, August 16th, dress casually […]

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Liturgist Class

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

The Worship Committee will be holding another training event for those who wish to serve as liturgists. Even if you have served in the past, we would like to refresh your skills. We are in particular need of youth participants, those in the fifth grade and older. The training is scheduled for Saturday, August 29th […]

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Sacred Dance Workshop

Saturday, July 25th, 2015

Sacred dance is the blending of body and spirit. Dance is the outward expression with movement to sacred music.
Sacred or liturgical dance dates back to the Old Testament. Miriam danced and David danced. Dance is spoken of in the psalms. In the New Testament it is said to worship God with our whole being.
To me […]

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Maundy Thursday Service

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Our Maundy Thursday service will be at 7 PM, on April 2nd, in our sanctuary. We will hear the reflections of Jesus’ twelve disciples, and then stand in groups of twelve to receive communion. Our Chancel Choir will participate in this service.

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