St. John's welcomes everyone who seeks to build community, grow in faith, and serve our neighbors. We come from Locust Valley, Glen Cove, Bayville, and the surrounding area, all seeking a community in which we can feel grounded and at home. We gather to worship, and we gather to serve. We seek a more just, merciful, and loving society. We are guided by the example of Jesus Christ, in whom we believe we see God. We invite you to join us on this journey.
What should I wear?
1. Put on your "Sunday best," or come as you are. You might be coming in from running errands or you may be rushing out after the service for a soccer game. Dress in whatever way feels appropriate and comfortable for you.
2. Are children welcome?
Yes, we welcome people of all ages because we know that our community is stronger when we come together.
3. Do I have to put money in the offering plate?
Giving is an act of generosity and gratitude; when it becomes a requirement, it loses meaning. If you wish to give, you may do so with cash or check. You may make a one-time contribution or pledge to be a regular giver to St. John’s.
4. Where should I park?
You may use the large grass parking lot across Lattingtown Road, and there limited parking spaces and street parking available along Old Tappan Road. Use crosswalks when crossing the street. Handicapped-accessible parking is available on Old Tappan Road in front of the church.
5. Can I serve during Worship?
If you or a child in your care would like to participate in worship as an acolyte, greeter, intercessor, Eucharistic minister, lector/reader, and/or usher, contact Mother Catherine Wieczorek at Catherine@stjlat.org
6. What if I am not an Episcopalian?
Many who visit St. John’s come from other faith traditions, and all are welcome and encouraged to participate. You will be given a bulletin as you come in to help navigate the service. The red Book of Common Prayer, blue Hymnal are easily available in the pews. A Newcomer’s Class is offered each year and is designed to answer any questions you have about the Episcopal Church, as well as St. John’s. This is not required but we hope you will take advantage of this series to get acquainted. Please contact Mother Catherine Wieczorek at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
7. How much should I pledge?
Determining the amount of your annual pledge is between you and God. It is truly a matter of personal and family prayer, reflection and faith. Please know that your pledge should feel right to you. While you may feel that you cannot give a lot, we are grateful for every dollar received. We encourage you to pledge an amount that is both responsible and audacious. This chart may help you decide how much to pledge. Please contact Fr Mark Fitzhugh at email@example.com for more information.