Worship during COVID-19
In-person Eucharist, 8:30am
Every Sunday we offer a socially-distanced, in-person Eucharist at 8:30 am in the Sanctuary. We will continue many of the same precautions we used during in-person worship last year. Click here to review those precautions.
If possible, call the church office during the 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.
No valet service.
Our small parking lot will be reserved for those with mobility issues.
Everyone who is able should use the public lot across the church on 2nd street. Parking information can be found here.
Only two entrances will be open:
Main entrance (glass doors) off of Portage Trail
Handicapped Entrance in the back of the building. The elevette will be open for those who need it.
Masks will be required.
Please sign in when you enter the building.
Please make use of hand sanitizer when you come and go.
Please deposit any offerings in the plate near the door.
A single-use bulletin will be available to you. Please dispose of it at home.
Services will be conducted without singing.
We will share the Eucharist by distributing only the host (bread) without distributing wine.
No coffee hour after church.
Bathrooms will be reserved for emergencies only.
This document outlines our precautions in more detail, and anyone planning on attending for the first time since the pandemic began should review it. It was written late June and slightly out-of-date. The biggest change is that the handicapped entrance behind the building will be open, in addition to the main entrance.
Sunday Worship Livestream, 10:30am
Note: Our Sunday livestreams will go on hiatus after May 16th while we retool for returning to in-person worship.
Alongside our limited in-person worship, we continue to livestream our 10:30am Sunday Worship 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 on our channel page at vids.stjohnscf.org.
Other resources for online worship
The National Cathedral in Washington, DC is broadcasting Morning and Evening Prayer, Monday-Saturday with Eucharist on Sunday. View it here.