St. John's Episcopal Church Dallas

St. John's Episcopal Church Dallas

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We got the sweetest door hanger with a candy cane and an adorable hand drawn picture from one of the St. John's Episcopal school kids wishing us a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Really made us smile. We love our church and appreciate the extra kindness you give us all. Blessings are abundant!
Thanks, Fr. Andy Johnson, for movie night! Inside Out is now one of my top 3 movies. Amazing! Thanks to Jim Stacy for the popcorn, too!😃
Know what the best kept secret at St. John's is? FREE yoga on Monday nights! No yoga experience is required. You don't even need to bring your own mat! All you need is an open mind and a smiling face. See you on Monday nights at 7pm!
Tomorrow... is January 6, the Feast of the Epiphany. Sometimes, Epiphany occurs midweek and we don't make a big deal about it, aside from celebrating this Major Feast at our regularly scheduled daily Eucharist. This year, we're making a supremely big deal about it with tomorrow night's pageant and party. Come out and celebrate Christ as the light of the whole world, the object of worship even for these pagan, Persian, mysterious Magi who show up with gifts. They came all the way from the east and didn't even get David Reed's killer barbecue. Just imagine the opportunity that is just down to the road from you, nearly at your doorstep! Yours David+
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Are you collecting donations for Hurricane Harvey? I have all kinds of stuff I can contribute besides just my prayers and fiscal donations
After getting through the initial storm, God cleared the skies for us! We enjoyed the cooler weather, formed part of the Rally Tunnel for the players before the game, and enjoyed 82' of football before the lightning started up again. Enjoyed supporting #FCDallas with our St. John's youth and their friends and families!

Nurturing faith, inspiring hope, and growing in love as we worship God, make disciples and serve East Dallas and the world. Service times at www.stjohnsepiscopal.org.

St. Johns was founded in 1946 by members of St. Matthew's cathedral in Dallas to serve the Lake Highlands and Casa Linda/Casa View areas of east Dallas. The current church building was constructed in the early 60's and maintains the mid-century modern architecture as originally designed by O’Neil Ford and Arch Swank. Since it was founded, our parish has always been a community of Christians who center our lives around worship, education, and service. We worship God in the beauty of the Anglican High Church tradition. We make disciples of Jesus through preaching that engages minds and hearts with the Gospel and through excellent Christian education for all ages. And we engage the Church’s mission in our local community and around the world.

Mission: Nurturing faith, inspiring hope, and growing in love as we worship God, make disciples, and serve East Dallas and the world.

Farewell Reception for Father Andy Sunday February 9, noon in the Parish Hall.

St. John’s parishioners will gather after 10:30am Eucharist to say goodbye to Father Andy, Kristyn, and David as they embark on a new pastoral adventure in Oklahoma City.

eVOICE 01.31.20 - https://mailchi.mp/94e3b68d3c0d/evoice-aug302019-4041765 Check out what's going on this week at St. John's.

Elevate! Contemporary Eucharist Saturday February 1, 5:30pm. Music by David Porcheddu. Homily by Father David.

Come celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, when Simeon and Anna recognize the divinity of the infant Jesus.

Sermon from Epiphany 3. Matthew 4:12-23.

As we explore Invite, Welcome, Connect as a parish, we see Jesus model being intentionally welcoming of others and seeking to build connections in the Christian community.
http://www.stjohnsepiscopal.org/welcomeandconnect/

January 28 is the feast day for the Italian priest, philosopher, and theologian Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274). The patron saint of academics and booksellers, Aquinas had a voracious curiosity about the natural world that emphasized reason as a primary quality of God.

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How Beautiful Are the Feet

Canadian musician Jane Siberry recorded her own gorgeous version of this Handel tune, from Paul’s letter to the Romans.

Provided to YouTube by CDBaby How Beautiful Are the Feet · Jane Siberry Shushan the Palace (Hymns of Earth) Christmas ℗ 2008 Sheeba Music Inc. Released on: 2...

Jubilate Children’s Choir rehearses every Sunday 11:45 am-12:30pm in the Undercroft.

St. John’s children’s choir is open to tykes of elementary/junior high school age. Basic singing and note learning will be taught as well as some of sacred music’s greatest songs. Contact Benjamin Kolodziej at [email protected].

Elevate! Contemporary Eucharist Saturday January 25, 5:30pm. Music by David Porcheddu. Homily by Father Andy.

Matthew 4:12-23 sees Jesus preach all over Galilee, proclaiming the good news of the coming of God’s kingdom. In the process He begins to gather the apostles.

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The E word (Fr. David Houk)

Shhhh. Don't listen to this sermon. And don't share it with anybody. ;-)

stjohnsepiscopal.org Epiphany 2. John 1:29-39. Everybody is an evangelist. Nobody keeps good news to himself. Fr. Houk reflects on some reasons we hesitate when it comes to sharing he supremely Good News. #anglican #baptism #bible #christ

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DONNA SUMMER I BELIEVE IN JESUS

The late Donna Summer remains the second highest-selling woman artist in pop music history. In 1980 she wrote and produced this heavenly testimony to her faith.

Tasty Wine + Ugly Art Saturday January 25, 6:30pm in the Parish Hall. $10 to paint, $5 for kids’ drawing supplies. RSVP mandatory to Jim Stacy at [email protected].

Skyline High art teacher Ashlee Slade is the guest artist who’ll lead this informal painting class, which is all about fellowship, food, and wine-drinking (if you’re an imbiber). Bring a bottle and/or a favorite appetizer. Invite a friend.

eVOICE 01.17.20 - https://mailchi.mp/4429a7c3a5f8/evoice-aug302019-4035041 Join us for Tasty Wine + Ugly Art Saturday, Jan. 25 at 6:30pm

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Invite, Welcome, Connect – An Introduction

We've recently begun to implement Invite, Welcome, Connect at St. John's. This blog post provides a brief introduction... http://www.stjohnsepiscopal.org/iwc/

stjohnsepiscopal.org An Introduction to Invite, Welcome, Connect by Fr. Andy #Community #evangelism #Johnson

“The Magi gaze in deep wonder at what they see: heaven on earth, earth in heaven, man in God, God in man. Their gifts bear witness: incense for God, gold for a king, myrrh for one who is to die.”
—-St. Peter Chrysologous (406-450)

Elevate! Contemporary Eucharist Saturday January 18, 5:30pm. Music by David Porcheddu. Homily by Father David.

John 1:29-42 is eventful: John the Baptist publicly identifies Jesus as the Son of God. Jesus begins to gather the original twelve. Simon is named Peter, the rock. Father David will have a lot to ponder here.

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The Chimney Sweeper - The Divine Image - Night

Yeats and Eliot penned Epiphanytide poems. But mystic poet William Blake’s “The Divine Image” (1789) became a haunting and succinct Epiphany favorite. Sir Ralph Richardson begins at 1:35.

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“Speedy” Silent Movie Sunday January 12, 6pm in the Parish Hall. Free. Popcorn provided.

Our music maestro Benjamin Kolodziej rolls out the theater organ to offer live accompaniment to the 1928 silent film comedy “Speedy” starring Harold Lloyd.

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Dolly Parton: The Seeker

The fabulous Dolly Parton is often forgotten for her gifts as a songwriter. 1974’s “The Seeker” is one of her many great original gospel tunes.

Dolly Parton singing, "The Seeker," recorded 12/9/1974.

Elevate! Contemporary Eucharist Saturday January 11, 5:30pm. Music by David Porcheddu. Homily by Jacob Nichols.

This Saturday we’ll turn to Matthew 3:13-17, where God affirms Jesus is the Christ at His baptism.

Pub Theologians Thursday January 9, 7-8:30pm at The Lot, 7530 E Grand Ave. Newcomers are welcome.

The first 2020 meeting of our men’s discussion group convenes at The Lot, a popular East Dallas gastropub. It’s an informal setting where beer and burgers mix with spirited opinions on theological topics.

Elevate! Contemporary Eucharist Saturday January 4, 5:30pm. Music by David Porcheddu. Homily by Father David.

We invite newcomers to check out our first Elevate! service of 2020. Elevate! has grown significantly in the last year. The liturgy is a little more modern and laidback, but the preaching is still all about His Love.

To the St. John’s flock: We pray that everyone has a peaceful and prosperous 2020. See you in church.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, all things are new.”—-2 Corinthians 5:17

New Year’s Day Eucharist Wednesday January 1 2020, 9:30am in the chapel. Homily by Father David. All are welcome.

We invite everyone to hear a Feast of Jesus’s Holy Name sermon by our gifted rector Father David Houk. He’ll use his Houkian superpowers to illuminate the question: “What’s in a name?”

[12/28/19]   Continuing the theme of poetry from this week's eVoice, here is one from Malcolm Guite called "Refugee" for the Feast of the Holy Innocents which is today. This feast commemorates all the young boys killed by Herod who feared the newborn King.

We think of him as safe beneath the steeple,
Or cosy in a crib beside the font,
But he is with a million displaced people
On the long road of weariness and want.
For even as we sing our final carol
His family is up and on that road,
Fleeing the wrath of someone else’s quarrel,
Glancing behind and shouldering their load.
Whilst Herod rages still from his dark tower
Christ clings to Mary, fingers tightly curled,
The lambs are slaughtered by the men of power,
And death squads spread their curse across the world.
But every Herod dies, and comes alone
To stand before the Lamb upon the throne.

The miracle is that the Word meets us in words, the extraordinary in the ordinary--in human flesh, in bread and wine. - https://mailchi.mp/fdf661bd294f/evoice-aug302019-4028781

Elevate! Contemporary Eucharist Saturday December 28, 5:30pm. Music by David Porcheddu. Homily by Father DeWees.

For the final Elevate! Service of 2019, we’ll consider the lovely passage John 1:1-18, in which the evangelist describes how the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.

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Babies (Jake Minton)

The children's sermon from Christmas Eve.

stjohnsepiscopal.org Christmas Eve Children's Sermon. You can learn a lot from a baby. Even from the manger, Jesus was teaching us something about God. #anglican #bible #christ #Christian

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Interested (Fr. David Houk)

Christmas Eve sermon, y'all

stjohnsepiscopal.org Christmas Eve 2019 (Luke 2:1-20) Human beings are interested in what it must be like to be God. But Christmas tells us that God is interested in what it means to be human. #anglican #bible #christ #Christian

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Pope Francis-Holy Mass of the Christmas Vigil 2019-12-24

Merry Christmas, St. John's. Sharing with you the fantastic Christmas Eve sermon from Pope Francis. It starts around 44:00. Grace to you. Fr. Houk

From St. Peter’s Basilica, Holy Mass of the Christmas Vigil, presided over by Pope Francis, for the solemn feast of the Birth of the Lord

For Christmas 2019, we offer the joy and freedom of Christ Jesus to everyone in the St. John’s family.

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Responding to Emmanuel (Fr. Andy Johnson)

Although Advent is coming to a close, there is a sense in which we are in perpetual Advent as we wait for Christ to come again. In the meantime, we must respond to God's promise of Emmanuel for us as Fr. Andy talked about in his sermon from Advent 4. http://www.stjohnsepiscopal.org/responding-to-emmanuel/

stjohnsepiscopal.org Dec. 22, 2019 (Matthew 1:18-25) The responses to God's promise of Emmanuel in today's passages challenge us to consider our own response to Jesus' promise to always be with us. #anglican #advent #bible #christ #Christian #Episcopal #Johnson #faith

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Star of Wonder - The Roches Christmas Show - Bottom Line, NYC 12-22-90 (early show)

It takes chutzpah to write an original Christmas tune. But the Roche sisters—Magge, Terre, and Suzze—created this haunting a cappella song for the canon.

Star of Wonder - The Roches Christmas Show - Bottom Line, NYC 12-22-90 (early show) Terres' original song.

Christmas Eve at St. John’s Tuesday December 24. 5pm Family Eucharist, 8pm Solemn High Eucharist. Dessert reception 6-8pm in the Parish Hall. All are welcome.

Father David will preach the homily at both Christmas Eve services. For the dessert reception in between, bring a favorite holiday sweet treat if you wish. The church will provide Christmas cookies, coffee, hot cocoa, milk, water, and wine.

eVOICE 12.20.19 - http://eepurl.com/gNzZP5 Merry Christmas from St. John's!

Elevate! Contemporary Eucharist Saturday December 21, 5:30pm. Music by David Porcheddu. Homily by Father Andy.

For this fourth and final weekend of Advent 2019 we consider Matthew 1:18-25, which sets up the vital family arrangement of Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

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Joy To The World ~ Etta James

The late great Etta James was deeply churched. This is her slow jazzy approach to Handel.

Etta James: "Joy To The World" (1998)

Christmas Eve at St. John's! 5:00 Family Eucharist. 8:00 Solemn High Eucharist. All are welcome.

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Lessons from waiting (Fr. David Houk)

The sermon from Advent 3.

stjohnsepiscopal.org Dec. 15, 2019 (Mt. 11:2-11) It’s the Third Sunday of Advent and John the Baptist asks in despair, “Are you he who is to come, or shall we look for another?” Jesus answers with words that beg the question, “What kind of God do we want?” Listen to the sermon... #anglican #bible #christ #Chri...

Third Advent Wednesday Potluck December 18. Holy Eucharist 6pm, 6:30pm Meal & Program in the Parish Hall.

We are fast approaching Christmas and Emmanuel, God among us. So let’s move forward in community, as St. John’s disciples in Christ, in these days of hopeful waiting.

eVOICE 12.13.19 - https://mailchi.mp/ff5d46c122a9/evoice-aug302019-4021777 Join us Sunday, December 15 for Lessons and Carols at 5pm, followed by a reception in the Parish Hall

Elevate! Contemporary Eucharist Saturday December 14, 5:30pm. Music by David Porcheddu. Homily by Father David.

Matthew 11:2-11 is the “proper” for this third Advent weekend. John the Baptist despairs of his faith while awaiting execution. Jesus sends consoling words to pay attention to the miracles.

Father David leads the final 2019 Pub Theologians session at The Lot. A vigorous debate about Jesus’s death was happening.

Our Story

St. John’s was founded in 1946 by members of St. Matthew's cathedral in Dallas to serve the Lake Highlands and Casa Linda/Casa View areas of east Dallas. The current church building was constructed in the early 60's and maintains the mid-century modern architecture as originally designed by O’Neil Ford and Arch Swank. Since it was founded, our parish has always been a community of Christians who center our lives around worship, education, and service. We worship God in the beauty of the Anglican High Church tradition. We make disciples of Jesus through preaching that engages minds and hearts with the Gospel and through excellent Christian education for all ages. And we engage the Church’s mission in our local community and around the world.

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The Epiphany Pageant 2018
Wednesday chapel prep.
Episcopal School Sunday 2017
Underground church, VBS
School Eucharist at St. John's
David Porcheddu in concert: Feb. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Fr. Sax
Save the date for All Saint's Concert

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848 Harter Rd
Dallas, TX
75218

General information

Saturday Night: Elevate at 5:30 pm Sunday Morning: 8:00 am Said Eucharist 9:00 am Christian Education 10:30 am Sung Eucharist

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 17:30 - 18:30
Sunday 08:00 - 12:30
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