What to Expect on Sunday Morning
Please note that we are not hosting in-person worship at this time due to COVID-19.
Whether you are attending the 8:00 am or 10:30 am service, we have a number of ways for your child to engage with the Gospel of the day.
All children up to age 5 are welcome in the nursery, open on Sundays from 7:45 am to 12:15 pm. For more information on the nursery or to register your child, please visit our nursery page here.
We also offer a number of classes for children and youth on Sunday mornings from 9:15 to 10:15 am, while parents can attend our Dean’s Forum at the same time. Scroll for more information.
“Busy bags” are available at the east entrance to the cathedral nave and the narthex for young children. Included are crayons, coloring pages, and some soft toys. When we allow small hands to keep busy, young minds are open to the words, music, and beauty of worship.
Saint John’s offers a child-friendly version of the Liturgy of the Word for all children ages 3 and up beginning at 10:15 am in Room 103. Children read the Gospel of the day, engage in interactive liturgical activity, and pray with one another. They return to the cathedral in time to join their families for Holy Communion. All children are welcome to worship with us.
Children of all ages are always invited and encouraged to come to the carpet in front of the altar right after the collection has been brought forward. From there, they can see clearly while the altar is set for Communion. Children are welcome to bring an adult to the carpet with them.
Our Director of Christian Formation, Tina Clark, is excited to meet and welcome you. She can be found at the east door entrance to the nave following the service, or at the coffee hour afterwards. You may also reach out by email anytime.
3 years – Grade 2
Pre-K – Kindergarten: Room 103
1st – 2nd Grade: Room 101
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 – 5
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.
Grades 6 –12more about youth group
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.
Room 103 at 10:30 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.