Welcome to St. John’s
An Anglican Church in Canton, Ohio
Sunday Worship at 10:30 am; Catechesis at 9:00 am
St. John’s is a community where ordinary people are changed by the grace and goodness of Jesus Christ to become faithful members of His church and humble servants to a hurting world. We remain grounded in Jesus Christ by centering our life together in His Word & Sacraments.
What to Expect
We worship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings at 1115 South Main Street in North Canton, Ohio 44720. Catechesis for Adults and Children begins at 9:00 a.m. Dress is casual to business casual. We have many children in our church, and they remain with their parents throughout the service.
What We Believe
The Church is obliged continually, and particularly in times of renewal or reformation, to return to "the faith once delivered to the saints." At St. John's, we strive to hear God's Word as it comes to us in the Bible, and to read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest the faith given to the apostles, handed down in our scriptures and transmitted through the ages of church history. With every parish in the Anglican Church of North America, We confess Jesus Christ to be the Way, the Truth, and the Life: no one comes to the Father but by Him.
We affirm one biblical canon including thirty-nine books of the Old Testament and twenty-seven books of the New Testament. The Bible is God's Holy Word, and we are subject to its ultimate authority in all matters of faith and practice.
We adhere to classic, orthodox Christianity as articulated in the Apostles, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds. While the Bible is God's Word and has ultimate authority, the early creeds are essential guides for faithful biblical interpretation.
At the Councils of Nicea, Constantinople, Ephesus, and Chalcedon the biblical canon and the early creeds were established as the boundaries for orthodox Christianity. They serve as essential guides in matters of faith and practice.
Members of a Global Family
St. John’s is a parish of the Anglican Church of North America, and through our affiliation with the GAFCON movement, we are part of the worldwide Anglican Communion, one of the largest christian traditions in the world. We do not embrace a distinct version of Christianity, but a distinct way of being a “Mere Christian,” at the same time evangelical, apostolic, catholic, reformed, and Spirit-filled.
Recent Sermons & Teaching
Fr. Joe Gasbarre - December 26, 2021
Living in the Light Which Has Come
This past week was filled with Christmas celebrations with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and celebrating two feast days in one on Sunday. Last Sunday we recognized St. Stephen and St. John. We are obviously more partial to one and so our focus was on John’s first epistle. There are three words drawn from the text that are very fitting to the incarnation and our life together on the ground. We are also named after such a beloved apostle and evangelist. I pray we would reflect our namesake in all our ministries.
Scripture References: 1 John 1:1-10
May 15, 2022
Glory, Love, and the Cross
Fr. Joe Gasbarre
May 8, 2022
The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
Fr. Joe Gasbarre
May 1, 2022
Jars of Clay: St. Philip and St. James
Fr. Joe Gasbarre
2 Corinthians 4:1-7