We're Glad You're Here
Welcome to Saint Johnâs Episcopal Church in Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Please take some time to look at our pages and see what we are about. You're invited to Sunday service at 10:00am.
We believe that the Eucharistic table is Godâs table, and not ours â therefore all are welcome to receive Communion. Â Consider yourself invited, and invite others!
Sunday November 4
Rituals around the certainty of death and the care of the dead are universal. All Souls’ Day in European folklore is related to customs of veneration for oneâs ancestors which is practiced worldwide, through events such as the Roman custom of the Lemuria, the Celtic Samhain, the Chinese Ghost Festival, the Japanese Bon Festival, or the Mexican Day of the Dead. The earliest known references to All Saintsâ Day are from the 4th century.
In our time, celebrations of All Saintsâ Day tend to focus on the lively connections among all Godâs faithful servants in all times and places, the living and the dead, the revered and the forgotten. We are the communion of saints, we are the Body of Christ!
You are invited to bring photos or mementos of your departed for a âtable of remembrancesâ that will be assembled in the church. Arrive early to place your items before worship begins, or bring your mementos to the church office prior to Sunday, November 4 and weâll place them for you.
Rest eternal, grant unto them, O Lord;
and let light perpetual shine upon them.