Sunday Morning

  • What to Expect on Sunday Morning

    Whether you are attending the 8 am or 10:30 am service, we have a number of ways for your children to engage in worship, scripture, and community.

    All children ages 0-3  are welcome in the nursery which is open from 7:45 am to 12:30 pm every Sunday. Older children – especially those with special needs – may visit the nursery by arrangement with Director of Formation Tina Clark. For more information on the nursery or to register your child, please visit our nursery page here.

    Formation classes for children and youth, and the Dean’s Forum for adults, are offered on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 am during the program year, from mid-September through April. Scroll for more information.

Formation for Children & Youth

  • Godly Play

    3 years – Grade 2
    Preschool and Kindergarten in Room 103
    1st and 2nd Grades in Room 202
    Godly Play helps children form faith through wonder, play, and fellowship. Our teachers bring Scripture to life through visual storytelling and invite children to wonder along with the story. Children respond through art and play and share a community feast.

  • Weaving God's Promises

    Grades 3 through 5
    Room 204
    Weaving God’s Promises builds upon the foundation of Godly Play. Continuing the tradition of storytelling, children are encouraged to see themselves within the stories of the Bible; the stories reinforce that all people are loved by God. As in Godly Play, the lesson includes a community feast and prayer.

  • Youth Group

    Grades 6 through 12
    Room 300
    Youth focus on building a supportive peer community in order to help one another navigate the challenges of middle and high school. Like in Weaving God’s Promises, youth explore how they see themselves within the stories of the Bible, but they also are encouraged to openly explore faith and doubt in a safe and welcoming environment.

    more about youth group
  • Children's Chapel

    Room 103 at 10:15 am
    Saint John’s offers a child-friendly version of the Liturgy of the Word for all children ages 3 and up. Children read the Gospel of the day, engage in activities, and pray with one another. Children return to the cathedral in time to join their parents for Communion. All children are welcome to worship with us. Children who have already been in Godly Play will be shepherded to Children’s Chapel by Saint John’s staff and volunteers.