Worship during COVID-19

Limited In-person worship, 9am

Beginning September 6th, St John's will hold socially-distanced, in-person Eucharist each Sunday at 9 am. We currently plan to distribute only the host (bread) without distributing wine. Many of the same limitations that were in place during our July services will remain in place:

  • 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.

  • Masks will be required

  • We will meet outside as often as possible. If we meet inside

    • Please enter and exit through the main entrance (glass doors) off of Portage Trail.

    • Please sign in when you enter the building.

    • 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.

  • No coffee hour after church.

  • No valet service. Our small parking lot will be reserved for those with mobility issues.

  • Bathrooms will be reserved for emergencies only.

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.

Livestreamed Eucharist, 10:30am (first Sunday of the month)

Starting November 1st, we will hold a livestreamed in-person Eucharist in the Undercroft the first Sunday of each month. This will be in place of our usual Morning Prayer, though virtual attendees will not need to do anything different to watch the service. Those who don't have access to our virtual meeting room can still watch the service at live.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.

  • 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.