Proper 8B – July 1, 2018

By the Rev’d Andrew C. Mead, rector emeritus of Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, NYC Proper 8B 2018 St John’s Newport Before I begin my homily, let us hear the prayer “For our Country,” in the Book of Common Prayer.  Written by the Rector of St. Michael’s Church, Bristol,...
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2017-2018 The Choir School of Newport County Program Book

Click here or below to view the 2017-2018 Choir School of Newport County Program Book. To advertise in the 2018-2019 book to support The Choir School of Newport County, please fill out this form and email it to choirschooladbook@gmail.com.
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2017 Annual Report

To view St. John’s Church’s 2017 Annual Report, click here or below.      
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The Resurrection through John’s Eyes       

The Rev’d. N.J.A. Humphrey Easter Day, Year C 27 March 2016 John 20:1-8   This is the third in my Holy Week sermon series entitled, “Through John’s Eyes,” because the Gospel texts this year for Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Day are all taken from John’s gospel. On...
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Rose Sunday in Lent: A Sermon by The Rev’d Stephanie Shoemaker

On this Rose Sunday there is a long standing ecclesiastical tradition of rejoicing that provides for a brief respite from the rigors of our Lenten fasts and solemnities, perhaps squeezing in a few alleluias or chocolates before sundown. But more than relief, we are granted a...
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The Rev. Stephanie Shoemaker: Sermon for The Second Sunday after the Epiphany, Year C

Darkness into light Absence into presence Scarcity into abundance Sickness into health Blindness into sight Death into life Water into wine… These are items on the menu of the feast of abundant life to which we are invited by a divine host, an occasion to enjoy a rich spiritual...
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Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. John D. Alexander, SSC

THE EPIPHANY Wednesday 6 January 2016 In the Book of Common Prayer, the Feast of the Epiphany is subtitled “the manifestation of Christ to the Gentiles.” The term “Gentiles” in the biblical languages is pretty much interchangeable with “the nations.” The Hebrew word goyim means...
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Guest Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Michael J.R. Tessman

Apocalypse Now, and Then! Dreams for Christmastide: 2015-16 A Sermon preached at the Zabriske Memorial Church of St. John the Evangelist on the 2nd Sunday of Christmastide, January 3, 2016 by The Rev. Dr. Michael J.R. Tessman Matthew’s Gospel story of the birth and infancy...
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The Best Ever: A Christmas Day Sermon

The Best Ever The Rev’d N.J.A. Humphrey 25 December 2015 John 1:1-14 Before I became a parent, one of the things I liked least about Christmas were Christmas pageants, (and even today as a parent of two small children, I’m delighted to be at a parish that doesn’t have one—I have...
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