Worship during COVID-19

Limited In-person worship, 8:30am

Beginning July 5th, St John's will hold socially-distanced, in-person worship each Sunday at 8:30am. Many limitations will be in place to keep people safe. Here are a few:

  • If you are able, call the church office during the preceding week to let us know you're coming. It's not required, but it does help us plan ahead to keep everyone as safe as possible.
  • We will worship in the Sanctuary, with certain pews closed to maintain social distance. Sit alone or with your household.
  • Enter/exit only through the main [glass] doors on Portage Trail. All other doors will be locked. No coffee hour after church.
  • No valet service. Our small parking lot will be reserved for those with mobility issues.
  • Masks will be required, and made available if you don't have one.
  • The service will not include singing
  • If the Eucharist is celebrated, it will not be distributed. Only the celebrant will partake.

If you are planning on joining us, we recommend you read this document in full, as it outlines all of our new procedures for keeping you safe. You'll also see this poster around the church, reminding you of our guidelines.

Sunday Morning Prayer Livestream, 10:30am

Alongside our limited in-person worship, we continue to livestream our 10:30am Sunday Morning Prayer Services on Youtube. You can find the next (or ongoing) service by going to live.stjohnscf.org. The accompanying bulletin will be linked in the stream description (under the video) before each service. For anyone who wants to belatedly worship with us, old services can be found at vids.stjohnscf.org.

Other resources for online worship

  • Rev. Sally is hosting Morning Prayer on Zoom every weekday: 7am on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and 10am on Tuesdays, Thursdays. Email Rev. Sally if you are interested.
  • Our Presiding Bishop is posted weekly meditations about these troubling times, available here.
  • The National Cathedral in Washington, DC is broadcasting Morning and Evening Prayer, Monday-Saturday with Eucharist on Sunday. View it here.
  • Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland will broadcast a Eucharist service at 10am, Sundays. More information here. Trinity also has an archive of choral Evensong services, available here.