Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness, and put on the armor of light, now in the time of this mortal life in which your Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in his glorious majesty to judge both the living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal; through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

Book of Common Prayer, page 211


                   The Rev. Nancy Guenther (L), Deacon Susan Firestine and Bishop Sean Rowe.



We welcome all to our 10:30 service each Sunday. 
Our Priest is the Reverend Nancy Guenther and our Organist is Patricia Worrad.  Masks and hand sanitizer continue to be available at the door for those who wish to use them.


Sunday November 27 is the first Sunday in Advent. Books for individual study have been distributed to the congregaton. We will again be welcoming Deacon-in-Training Robin Kozlowski this Sunday.


The Red Barrel and the Mitten Tree

Located in the back of the sanctuary until the first week of December. Both are filling up. Many thanks for the generous donations.


Food Pantry Collection

We are collecting food donations through November for the Food Pantry, to be delivered after November 27. Suggested items include peanut butter, boxed meals, side dishes, pudding, bars or snacks for children. Pick up is available for anyone with donations. Call the church office 798-3219.



Coffee Hour after the service is starting up again and will be held on the first Sunday of the month, after the service. Come and join the group. There will be baked goods.


Welcome Boxes

St. John's continues collecting for a bedroom box. These boxes are given to families from Afganistan being relocated in the Buffalo area.                                 


St. John's in the News 

St. John's Church is featured on a new poster by Tom Rivers, The Doors of Medina. Last year the church was included in a new book, History of Sandstone in Orleans County, NY by author Jim Friday.  Published in 2021, the book gives a number of examples of local buildings, including our own, described as having "charm and historical significance." Our doorway is also featured on a postcard, available for purchase at The Author's Note on Main Street.




    Partnership Worship 

Since March 2020, hundreds of people across the partnership have gathered for online worship on Sunday mornings. A half-hour worship service continues to be offered on Sundays at 9 a.m. The format is a Zoom Meeting, which means participants can choose to have their cameras and microphones on to see and speak with one another. Preachers and worship leaders will be chosen from across the partnership. Once a month, the service will focus on prayers for reconciliation and healing.




The Episcopal Dioceses of Western New York & Northwestern Pennsylvania 
St. John's Episcopal Church is located at 200 East Center Street in Medina, NY. Our mailing address is P.O. Box 699, Medina, 14103. Telephone (585)798-3219.  Donations, memorials and pledges may be send to this address as well as any correspondence.