If you or a family member are ill or hospitalized, if you're celebrating the birth of your child or grandchild, to add a name to our prayer list, or if you know of a pastoral care need in our congregation or community, please phone the church office at 409-385-4371.
If you call after church office hours, you will be greeted by voice mail. Please leave your name and phone number where you may be reached for confirmation and clarification purposes. Tell us the name of the person for whom you would like us to pray. Let us know if the person is in the hospital. If they are in the hospital, please leave the name of the hospital, the room number and if they would (or would not) like a visit.
Because of new privacy laws hospitals will no longer give out information to churches about patients. You or your family member must contact the church with this information.
In our theology, one becomes a Christian through baptism in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. One baptized as an infant or small child may choose to make a mature affirmation of faith through baptism. Someone baptized and confirmed in another tradition may choose to be received into the Episcopal Church. Please contact the church office for more information.
The anticipation of a wedding is such a delightful time. The focus is on the future, a new kind of future for the couple, their families and their extended family. Preparing for marriage is a holy time. The Catechism of the Book of Common Prayer reads “Holy Matrimony is Christian marriage, in which the woman and man enter a lifelong union, make their vows before God and the Church and receive the grace and blessing of God to help them fulfill their vows”. We stand ready to support you in this most holy celebration.
“The liturgy for the dead is an Easter liturgy. It finds all its meaning in the resurrection. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we too, shall be raised. The liturgy, therefore, is characterized by joy, in the certainty that “neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
"This joy, however, does not make human grief unchristian. The very love we have for each other in Christ brings deep sorrow when we are parted by death. Jesus himself wept at the grave of his friend. So, while we rejoice that one we love has entered into the nearer presence of our Lord, we sorrow in sympathy with those who mourn." – The Book of Common Prayer, 1979
The death of a member of the Church should be reported as soon as possible and arrangements for the funeral should be made in consultation with our clergy. We are here to support you in your time of need. Please phone the church office at 409-385-4371.
We understand serving those in need is core to our identity as followers of Jesus. It is out of that understanding that St. John's was one of the original participating churches that came together in Hardin County 30 years ago to form the Christian Care Center. The goal was to pool our resources and coordinate our activities, so that we could accomplish more together than we could individually.
St. John's continues to play an active role in the CCC, both through service and ongoing financial support.
We coordinate our outreach activities through the CCC and all requests for assistance are referred to CCC for intake and case management.
We encourage you to consider joining with us in supporting the ministry of CCC with your prayers, volunteer service and financial support.
You can reach CCC at the address and phone number below. You can also visit their Facebook page here.
Hardin County Christian Care Center
415 West Ave. P/ P.O. Box 2050
Silsbee, Texas 77656
ST. JOHN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH, SILSBEE, TEXAS
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