Mo. Sarah’s Sabbatical

Dear St. John’s Parishioners, Mo. Sarah Phelps has been an integral part of our parish, guiding us on our spiritual journeys with compassion and dedication. Now, she has an upcoming opportunity for personal and spiritual development through a well-deserved sabbatical. A sabbatical is an official extended period away from current ministry and responsibilities, allowing a…

Kathryn Kelley’s Bio

I am an Episcopalian with a strong commitment to Centering Prayer. Being a St. John’s member is uplifting. It is nice to have moved from Charlotte to Wake Forest to be near family, in Raleigh. Following a Centering Prayer workshop in Charlotte, led by Rev. Tom Ward,St. Mary’s Sewanee TN, I began Centering Prayer.   Along with other Christ…

Lay Delegates Convention Reflection

Bill Van Cleave I am a lifelong Episcopalian.  I have served my eight different parishes in many roles over the years:  acolyte, usher, lay reader, Eucharistic minister, and vestry member. I have never had the opportunity to serve the larger church outside of the parish until now. I was excited and dug in.  In preparation,…

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) on Sept. 26 9AM – 5PM Mental Health First Aid for Adults teaches people to recognize signs of mental health or substance use challenges in adults ages 18 and older, how to offer and provide initial help, and how to guide a person toward appropriate care if necessary. Topics covered…

A Message from The Rev. Sarah Phelps, Rector

As you likely know by now, starting Oct 1 we have a few big changes coming to our weekly Sunday morning schedule: First, our weekly Sunday School program at St. John’s (using the Godly Play curriculum during the 9:30 am church service) will go on hiatus for a year so we may experiment with a different…

A Message from The Rev. Sarah Phelps, Rector & The Rev. Phillip Zoutendam

The Rev. Philip Zoutendam, Associate Rector and The Rev. Sarah Phelps, Rector First, a message from Fr. Philip:   Dear beloved people of St. John’s, I have some bittersweet news, and I’m sorry that the bitter part will inevitably come as a shock. I’ll be moving to New Jersey this fall to follow my wife,…

A Message from The Rev. Sarah Phelps, Rector & Marcia Klinder-Badgley

We’re moving………..the choir pews 😊 Have you noticed how many individuals are sharing their musical talents with the Cantate Vocal Choir at our 9:30 AM Eucharist? The choir pews are filling up and the time it takes us to gather up by the keyboard and altar rail has increased and the risk of choir members…

A Message from The Rev. Sarah Phelps, Rector

I am back at St. John’s after 2 ½ weeks of vacation and I’m feeling exceedingly grateful: Grateful for the extended rest and time with friends and family while on vacation; grateful for our Associate “Rev. Drs.”, Lorraine and Jim, who are always so supportive and willing to serve when asked; grateful for Lois Sauer,…