Chapel services are an integral part of the educational program at St. John’s Episcopal School. Students attend chapel services at every grade level. During our services, which are led by adult and student chaplains working side by side, we model the values and benefits of the spiritual life, explore our common bonds, cultivate an awareness of the needs of others, and help students develop a relationship with God.
We use Christian liturgy while respecting all the faith traditions represented in our student body and on our staff. Services include songs, prayers, readings from Scripture, a homily or story, and a benediction.
Holy Eucharist (also known as Holy Communion) celebrations occur several times during the school year, usually in connection with church feasts and holy days (All Saints’ Day, Christmas, Epiphany, Maundy Thursday, and Pentecost). Students who are baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion. We begin Lent with a service on Ash Wednesday where the imposition of ashes is offered to those students with a signed permission slip.
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the clergy and chaplain of St. John’s Episcopal Church and School if you have questions about our weekday chapel and weekend church services (5 p.m. Saturdays and 8 and 10 a.m. Sundays) or about your own spiritual journey.