St. John's Episcopal Church

St. John's Episcopal Church


The and welcoming, the Litergy, our new Rector. Wonderful place to worship.
Holy Week and Easter Services
At St. John’s

Journey with Jesus from his triumphal procession into Jerusalem, to his last night with his disciples, to his passion and death on the cross
and then celebrate Christ’s glorious resurrection!

Palm Sunday (April 14th)
Liturgy of the Palms and Holy Communion at 8:00 a.m. & 10:15 a.m.

Maundy Thursday (April 18th)
Maundy Thursday Liturgy with Foot Washing, Holy Communion and Stripping the Altar at 6:00 p.m.

Good Friday (April 19th)
Stations of the Cross at Noon
Good Friday Liturgy 6:00 p.m.

Holy Saturday (April 20th)
The Great Vigil of Easter*
Liturgy of the Light, 3 stories of God’s saving work in history, Baptism and Holy Eucharist* with incense at 7:00 p.m. Bring bells for the Alleluias!
Join us afterward in the Parish Hall for a Reception
(Light Meal, Beverages, Cake)

Easter Sunday (April 21st)
Bring bells for the Alleluias!
Holy Eucharist at 8:00 a.m.*. without incense* and 10:15 a.m.*. with incense

*The Rev’d Catherine Lemons, Celebrant; The Very Rev’d Deacon Laurie Benavides/The Reverend Deacon Aileen Walther, Deacons of Word and Table

Operating as usual

[12/24/17]   Services Tomorrow December 24th

9:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist Advent 4
7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist

Christmas Day

10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist


Join us July 12th at St. John's at 5:30 p.m.


Coming July 12th, Fr. Bill Miller, author of The Beer Drinker's Guide to God and The Gospel According to Sam, at 5:30 p.m. at St. John's. Book signing, beer tasting, and a fundraiser for Animal Village NM. Join us.

[04/12/17]   Holy Week 2017 - Maundy Thursday Holy Eucharist with foot washing 6:00 p.m.
Good Friday - Stations of the Cross at noon and Good Friday Liturgy 6:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday - Great Vigil 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunday - Holy Eucharist Rite I 8:00 a.m. and Holy Eucharist Rite II sung with incense 10:15 a.m.

[03/27/17]   Wednesday March 29, 10:00 a.m. Latte with the Padre @ Lowe's Signature Market's Plateau Espresso.
12:05 Noonday Prayer and Lenten Luncheon - speaker Pastor John Camp of 1st Presbyterian Church.

[03/01/17]   Ash Wednesday Services: Noon Ash Wednesday Liturgy with Imposition of Ashes at St. John's. 4:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with ashes at Church of the Ascension in Cloudcroft. 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist with ashes at St. John's.


Senior Warden Phil Chandler, Father Tom, Junior Warden Ann Bagby, and sheepdog of the day Gracie on Christmas Day 2016.

[12/19/16]   Christmas Eve Services - Family Eucharist 7:00 p.m., Midnight Mass 11:00 p.m.


Winston and Father Tom after Mass last Sunday

[10/01/16]   Blessing of the Animals at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 2nd. Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi. All animals and all faiths welcome.

[09/26/16]   Latte with the Padre is cancelled this Wednesday, September 28th. Fr. Tom will be in Albuquerque for continuing education.

[05/16/16]   Services on Sundays: 8 am and 10:15 am. Please come and join us in Worship! All are welcome!






Winston praying the Lord's prayer at Mass.


The acolytes and Father Tom at the Easter Holy Eucharist

[02/23/16]   St. John's Lenten Luncheon: Wednesday, February 24th, 12:05 p.m. Noonday Prayer with homily by Pastor Kristi Koppel from Our Savior Lutheran followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.


Gracie during communion at St. John's yesterday


Senior warden and senior sheepdog


Latino/Hispanic Ministries of the Episcopal Church

Colecta del Miércoles de Ceniza. LOC Pag. 132

Dios todopoderoso y eterno, tú no aborreces nada de lo que has creado, y perdonas los pecados de todos los penitentes: Crea y forma en nosotros, corazones nuevos y contritos, para que, lamentando debidamente nuestros pecados y reconociendo nuestra miseria, obtengamos de ti, Dios de toda misericordia, perfecta remisión y perdón; mediante Jesucristo nuestro Señor, que vive y reina contigo y el Espíritu Santo, un solo Dios, por los siglos de los siglos. Amén.

[02/10/16]   St. John’s Episcopal Church Lenten Luncheon Speaker Series

12:05pm Wednesdays throughout Lent

The previously well received Lenten luncheon series at St. John’s Episcopal Church will be conducted again this year. The series will consist of a presentation by a different religious leader each week followed by a soup and sandwich luncheon, free to all participants. Programs begin at 12:05 p.m. each Wednesday in Lent with the presentation lasting less than half an hour. All are invited to attend this spiritually satisfying event.

Date: Speaker: Background:

2/17 Rev. Canon Dr. Thomas Lowe St. John’s Episcopal Church, Alamogordo

2/24 Pr. Kristi Koppel Our Savior Lutheran Church, Alamogordo

3/2 Rev. Dr. Bob Reno First Presbyterian Church, Alamogordo

3/9 Ch. Ken Johnson Wing Chaplain, Holloman Air Force Base

3/16 Rev. Warren Robinson Owen Chapel, Alamogordo

St. John’s Episcopal Church 1114 Indiana Ave., Phone: 575/437-3891, Email: [email protected], Web site:


Timeline Photos


Feast Day of Fr. Ted Howden, priest, soldier, and martyr, at St. John's on December 11th. Preacher was Chaplain Major John Von Almen and the celebrant was the Right Reverend Dr. Michael Vono, Bishop of the Diocese of the Rio Grande.


Gracie pondering a point during the Christ the King sermon.


Gracie and friends during the Recessional hymn.


Gracie passing the peace to Gabe


Winston during the Holy Eucharist today.


A photo of Cole and his human companion, Joe, at the Blessing of the animals.


Father Tom blessing a brave kitty. St. Francis'


In observance of the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, a good number of well-behaved dogs and cats were blessed at St. John's on October 4th.

[09/22/15]   Blessing of the Animals. Sunday, October 4th we will observed the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi with the blessing of the animals at 2:00 p.m. here at St. John's.

[09/17/15]   Join us each Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Plateau Espresso in Lowe's Signature Market for "Latte with the Padre," an hour of coffee and conversation with Father Tom.


Sheepdogs return to the Sunday Eucharist at St. John's. This is Gracie's first Sunday at church. She is ten months old and is sitting in the front pew with Drew and his grandfather. 07/06/2015


click on the following link to read newsletters from St. John’s St.John's Episcopal Church           A diverse and welcoming community                Rev'd Dr. Thomas Arrow

[05/01/15]   We regret to announce that due to unforeseen circumstances, the May 9th Mother’s Day Soiree has been cancelled. It is hoped that there may be the opportunity to re-plan this activity in the future. Thank you for your understanding.

[04/26/15]   St. John's Mother's Day Soiree
Saturday, May 9th, 2015 from 10AM to 3PM
St. John’s Episcopal Church, 1114 Indiana Ave.
Join friends and family for a great meal, a yummy dessert, good music, shopping fun (there will be "local artist" vendors with gifts for all ages) and door prizes!
Oriental Chicken Salad,* and drink (either water or tea) $10. Kids under the age of 12 - $5 each.
Dessert sold separately - NY cheesecake w/strawberry sauce or brownie sundae $2.50
Special Live Musical Entertainment provided by the following:
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Grace Methodist Steel Drum Bands
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Simple Gifts Bluegrass Gospel Band

Advance tickets are available at the church office between 11am and 3pm Monday – Friday or call 437-3891.

*The Oriental Chicken salad is a breaded chicken breast served on top of a bed of mixed greens, topped with shaved almonds and Chinese rice noodles and served with white oriental dressing or your choice of dressing.




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