Worship at St John’s
We are proud members of the world wide Anglican community and value our heritage while actively seeking fresh ways to share the love of God. Our worship draws on the treasures of the past and also hopes to respond to the nudgings of the Holy Spirit in our times and place.
We value the beauty of traditional hymns and poetic language and draw on the creativity of our contemporary poets, musicians and artists as well. Our services are marked by warmth and humour with a healthy mix of active and reflective moments.
We value our young people and hope to include and involve everyone as much as possible. We love to hear babies and little ones, we love sharing stories with our older folk and we love engaging with the stuff of daily life.
Food for the Soul
At the heart of our worship each week is God’s desire to feed us for service in the world.
We seek to be nourished by:
- The Word: In the person of Jesus and the experience of his people as shared in scripture.
- The Sacraments: Particularly in the sharing of bread and wine – blessed, broken, poured out for us in the Eucharistic meal.
- The Gathering of the People of God: The folk who God has called to share this often rocky road with us as community in this specific place.
Standard Service Times
Each week there will be a Friday Eucharist (10.00am) and two Sunday Eucharists (7.30am and 9:00am).
- 7:30am Sunday is a gentle more reflective service.
- 9:00am Sunday is a family friendly and includes our family ministry during term time.
- 10:00am Friday is a lovely community gathering that often ends up with a trip to a local coffee shop.
Other special services and resources are available on the Parish Bulletin.
Holy Week Service Times
About our services…
Bulimba Churches Together Events: As part of our commitment to working together to share the good news in the wider community, you are invited to join us for the Palm Sunday Walk for Peace – starting at the Uniting Church and walking to the Memorial Park, stopping at
various places including St John’s to pray and witness to the Gospel call for Peace. Then on Easter Sunday morning join us for a simple dawn lighting of the Easter fire and shared celebration of the Risen Lord by the water at Bulimba Riverside Park.
Wednesday Healing Service: This is a simple, reflective candlelight service holding before God those parts of our hearts that need healing and reconciliation. Individual prayer and/or anointing for healing will be available. Some folk might also like to make their confession.
Maundy Thursday Agape Meal and Eucharist: Join us for a beautiful blend of new and old as we share a simple meal together in the church reflecting on how Jesus used meals to teach, heal and build community which will be followed by the traditional footwashing – all are
invited to wash and be washed… and then the Eucharist, Stripping of the Altar and a time of reflection in our very own Garden of Gethsemane.
Good Friday: Our service will use song, symbol and action to share the profound and solemn events of Good Friday. This is a moving and special time not to be missed.
Easter Saturday Vigil Mass: After sunset we will celebrate the lighting of the new fire, blessing of the Paschal Candle and glorious celebration of the Eucharist. Lots of
candles, incense, glorious music and bells! Many folk bring a small bell to joyously ring in the Gloria.
Easter Sunday: After the BCT Dawn Service we will have our joyous, celebration of our parish family Easter Day Services. We promise lots of joy and even an egg or two.