Welcome to the St. John's Blog!

St. John's Episcopal Church is located on the northwest side of Chicago, in the Old Irving Park neighborhood. You can learn more about us at our official web site. We hope you'll join us!

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

We've Moved!

The St. John's Blog has now been combined with the St. John's web site. Look for it here.

All the past blog posts have been moved (though we'll keep them here, too – at least for a while) and future blog posts will appear only at the new site.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Down By the Bay St. Louis

On July 30, 16 people from St. John's headed down to Bay St. Louis Mississippi to help rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Katrina that hit the gulf coast 5 years ago. 83 people from the Diocese of Chicago participated on the mission trip. Needless to say we were a pretty loud group on the 18 hour train ride down to the gulf coast!

There were 12 different van groups that split up into 5 different work sites. Some sites did painting, insulating, caulking, drywalling, flooring, roofing, and so much more! Here are some shots from the trip:

Putting up insulation


Stopping for a bite to eat

Taking a break for rest and hydration

A group shot

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

The newest member of St. John's

The newest member of St. John's! Anna Morgan came to church and slept peacefully all through the service. Just wait until we pour water on her...then she'll have something to say!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Lights Shine at St. John's

Hugh & Carol Colburn and friends donate a new votive candle stand which was blessed on June 20.
The big question is: Do we have to pay to pray?
The answer is: NO!
(but if you really want to make a donation you can!)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Parish Photo 2010

8:00 o'clock

10:30 wide angle!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Our newest member!

Cristina is received into the Episcopal Church on June 12 at St. James Cathedral.
Here with Bishop Lee & Bishop Scantlebury and The Rev. Kara Wagner Sherer