GRACE AND ST JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Join us in worship in our historic sanctuary
built as Grace Church in 1820
then known as Grace and St Peter's from 1990 to 2022
and now as Grace and St John's
upon the merger of Grace and St Peter's
with St John the Evangelist
formerly of Wallingford
Face masks are required inside the church.
Worship is also livestreamed on Zoom and Facebook.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2022
SECOND SUNDAY IN ADVENT
Celebrant and Preacher: The Rev. Robert Bergner
Lector: Brian Gray
Intercessor: Renee Janes
For information on Sunday School,
and/or to register your child, please contact Allison Batson.
All are welcome at Dinner for a Dollar our community supper,
from 6:00 to 7:00 pm every Friday.
Meals may be served on a take-out basis or at tables indoors,
as announced, depending on health risks
Dinner for a Dollar is also offered on Saturdays, 6:00 to 7:00 pm,
at Hamden Plains United Methodist Church
and on Sundays from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (drive-up or walk-up) at
1935 State Street, Hamden
To download a poster with locations and hours for Dinner for a Dollar,
click this box:
Details and Zoom links for livestreams and videos of our services and other events
continue to be provided to members by email and in our weekly e-News.
If you are in need of prayer, counsel, or other help,
or would like to know more about our church
or be added to our email list,
please contact the church office at 203-248-4338,
or use the “Contact Us” link at the bottom of this page.
Stay in touch:
We are a Christian community welcoming and accepting of all people
for worship, praise, fellowship and prayer.
We strive for justice and peace among all people
and respect the dignity of every human being.
GRACE AND ST JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
AT THE CROSSROADS
Centerville, Hamden, CT
at the corner of Whitney and Dixwell Avenues, across from Hamden Town Hall
Grace and St John’s is a wonderfully kind, generous and welcoming community, worshiping together … serving our neighbors … sharing God’s love.
This new congregation results from the merger of Grace and St Peter’s in Hamden
with St John the Evangelist, Yalesville.
A new website reflecting our new name and
our wider history
will be created over the coming months.
WE ARE A CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY
... welcoming and accepting of all people for worship, praise, fellowship and prayer.
We strive for justice and peace among all people and respect the dignity of every human being.
SERVING OUR NEIGHBORS
At Grace and St John’s, we bring the Gospel into the world, giving our time and hearts to doing God’s work.
Every Friday night we host a dinner for the community.
We have many regular guests that come to enjoy the great home-cooked meal and friendly conversations.
We also participate in many other outreach ministries in the Hamden-New Haven area.
SHARING GOD’S LOVE
Our congregation is lively and diverse. We come together in worship, service and fellowship: to share our lives, to support each other, to learn from each other, and to have fun together!
We are called to love and support each other, to share each other’s joys and sorrows, to pray for one another, to encourage one another and to comfort one another.
We are called to gather together in worship, to sing, to pray, and to hear and reflect on scripture, to break bread
and share the Body of Christ.
We are called to go out into the world,
to serve our neighbors and to share
the good news of God’s love and Christ’s victory over sin and death.
Click here to read Rev. Bob’s blog, “Thoughts from the Center Aisle”
Grace and St. John’s is the product of a succession of mergers: first, the merger in 1990 of two parishes, Grace Church in Centerville and St Peter's on the Hill, Benham Street.
St. Peter’s did not exist until 1958, but the history of Grace Church stretches back 200 years before the merger, when our nation was newly independent, the Episcopal Church USA had only recently established its own constitution and structure apart from the Church of England, and the town of Hamden was little more than a dusty crisscrossing of paths in the countryside.
There is a small parking lot behind the church, and parking is also available on Sundays in the lot behind the DeMatteo building, next door to the church grounds.
Enter the DeMatteo lot by the driveway right next to the church’s EXIT driveway.
2927 Dixwell Avenue (P. O. Box 185065)
Hamden, CT 06518