Please note: a current report from the Discernment Committee can be found in Rector Search.
St. John’s Advent Series — Join us each Sunday at 10 AM in the Parish Hall for a reflection on the Christmas story through word and art. This series, The Thrill of Hope, uses the exquisite art of John August Swanson along with commentaries from biblical scholars. This coming Sunday we will reflect on the Epiphany.


Here at St. John’s Episcopal Church of Asheville we gather to practice the generous Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are a vibrant community celebrating the faith we share. Join us for worship every Saturday at 5 PM and every Sunday at 11 AM, followed by Coffee Hour. And celebrate Epiphany with us here on Tuesday, January 6 at 7 PM.

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Collect for Sunday, December 21 -

The Fourth Sunday of Advent

Purify our conscience, Almighty God, by your daily visitation,
that your Son Jesus Christ, at his coming, may find in us a
mansion prepared for himself; who lives and reigns with you,
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.



You’re Invited

We worship every week on Saturdays at 5:00 and Sundays at 11:00 (followed by Coffee Hour). Look over our Calendar to find a time to worship, pray, socialize, or share with us. And check out our FAQs for answers on everything from what to wear (hint: whatever’s comfortable) to how to find us, where to park, and what to call the minister. Our Contact page has detailed maps and directions.

“Walking with Mary and Elizabeth” – an Advent Retreat

On December 15th there will be a day of reflection on two important women in scripture – women who companioned each other as they experienced new life within: Elizabeth, the mother of John the Baptist and her cousin, Mary, the mother of Jesus. Discover the birthing energy within you that is quietly growing something new that desires to be given expression – to incarnate! Contact the church office for more details.


Upcoming Events

Advent study @ Parish Hall
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

A Thrill of Hope – A Reflection of Christmas through Art and Scripture

Led by Rev. Carrie Craig

Join us during the four weeks of Advent, beginning Sunday, November 30, for a creative way to reflect on the story of Christmas. We will meet from 10am through 10:45am in the Parish Hall. Each week a passage will be illustrated in the beautiful artwork of John August Swanson and the wisdom of scholars, such as Thomas Long and Carol Newsom, who have been wrapped in these scriptures through study and devotion for many years. The passages will include A Visit (Luke 1:26-38), The Nativity (Luke 2:1-7), The Shepherds (Luke 2:9-20) and Epiphany (Matthew 2:1-12).

The Reverend Carrie Craig will facilitate this class. As art will be a focus during these four weeks, be prepared! We will have a chance to share the holy art that has inspired each of us during the Christmas season. There may even be an opportunity to create your own image as a part of your reflection.

Holy Eucharist
Dec 21 @ 11:00 am

Rite 2, with music & choir

Coffee Hour
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm

Join us in the Parish Hall

Greening of the Church
Dec 21 @ 12:00 pm

Wear your work clothes and join us after the 11:00 am service as we prepare the Church for Christmas!

Christmas Eve Family Service
Dec 24 @ 4:00 pm

Visit our Calendar for details & more events.


Learn, Serve, Grow

The parishioners of St. John’s are an active group, creating many opportunities to grow through community service, parish life, Christian formation, and beyond. Find out more about getting involved with us!