Parish Life

Since 1897, beginning with St. Agnes Mission, St. John's and its steeple have been a centering presence in the downtown area. Reaching out with open arms to everyone, St. John's lively parish life adds to Ketchikan's small-town flavor. We will hold a space for you!

Advent Tea

Opens the Christmas season.  Our beautiful tea table features an elegant silver tea service and exquisite cookies, baked goods and crafts items. St. Nicholas' visits too.  "Hanging of the Greens" is a long-standing tradition. 

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Pie Sale

The 4th of July pie sale packs MacKenzie Undercroft for several hours before and after the parade. Recently, the pre-sale of pies has been a booming business. Don't miss out on your favorite!  We're famous.

Unbaked Pie

Lenten Soup & Study - Shrove Tuesday

Sometimes a Seder meal shared with the community but always a  Shrove Tuesday pancake supper served up Ketchikan style. These folks are experts.

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Memorial Garden

Well-loved science teacher and parishioner Florence Turek inspired many to appreciate the mysteries of our rain forest and waters. The Garden was dedicated in 1995.

Alcoholics Anonymous

AA has a simple program that works. It is based upon one alcoholic helping another.  Meetings are held at noon during the week  and Saturdays in MacKenzie Undercroft.

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Men's Breakfast

The "golden hammers" meet the third Saturday of each month at 9:00 am. Some fun, food fancy and fellowship.

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Altar Guild

Beautiful linens, silver, candles and brass are an Anglican tradition. No wonder St. John's is included on the city's Walking Tour.

Dedicated members of the Altar Guild lovingly care for the Sanctuary, preparing it for all services including weddings. They assist in almost all phases of parish life.

Docents Hear Whispers

Visitors say:  

"Spiritual and Charming"

"Thank you for your open doors"

"God bless you day by day"

"Such a lovely peaceful church"

"Beautiful church in cedar wood"

We are impressed by the beauty"

"God's spirit is in Ketchikan"

"I feel closer to God"

"Such a treasure"

"A gentle place in a busy world"

"It's nice to know we can come pray"

The Lord's Table

Lord's Table Sundays at 3:00 pm in MacKenzie Parish Hall. Other churches join with St. John's on a rotating basis to cook a nourishing home-cooked meal for our hungry neighbors. St. John's also volunteers at the Salvation Army.  

Hospital & Pioneer Home

Restrictions are easing. St. John's hopes to resume Holy Eucharist at PeaceHealth's Long Term Care. At the Pioneer Home, we assist monthly with Sunday service, play crossword,  and support the  mission Love in Action.

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A place to gather for encouragement, fellowship, reflection and study.  It's a place  to get to know one another or even find new walking partners.  There might be an avid reader or Prayer Shawl knitter out there.   Be part of a caring community.  Call the Church office to get you started.

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Small Groups 

A brave, safe space made up of small group conversations of fellowship,  encouragement, and study. If you're looking for a small group setting that offers a place to question, share, go deeper in your faith, or simply be present, please join us. Maybe there's a walking partner, or Prayer Shawl  knitter. Use  a Rosary. Call the Church office to get started.

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African Mission 

St. John's has partnered in  Christian mission work through parishioner Charlotte's daughter Lee to build a better, safer  community.  What would we be if we lacked courage to answer the challenges of people at the margins?