May 26, 2019

St. John’s in Essex Designates Today as ‘Memorial Sunday’ with Special Services

ESSEX — This year Sunday, May 17, has been designated as “Memorial Sunday” at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex. At all three services on that day at 8, 9 and 10:45 a.m., the congregation will remember through special prayers and music those who have lost their lives in service.

For that day the church has called upon its veterans and their families to participate in many of the roles traditionally filled by members of the congregation–as greeters, ushers, acolytes, servers, chalicebearers, flagbearers, and those leading the prayers.

Area veterans are invited to join the service. A reception will follow the services in the parish hall.

Because the national Memorial weekend coincides with the Church Feast of Pentecost, St. John’s Memorial Sunday services are scheduled on May 17 this year. These special services are part of the Ministry to Veterans, Active Military and Their Families, which was begun last year at the Church.