With the approach of colder weather our Sunday morning outdoor worship services have ended for this year. (We’ll keep the photo below as a reminder of being able to gather and as a reminder of a time when the grass was green and the sleeves were short.) And since the corona virus is currently raging its way through our neck of the woods, the St. John council has decided that Sunday worship for December will be virtual. Okay, so here’s the deal:
- Sunday worship during December will be virtual. Given he current COVID situation your council really had no choice.
- We will again provide drive-up communion during two Sundays in December; the 6th and 20th from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
- On Christmas Eve, two services will be held. At 1:00 p.m. we will provide an in-car drive-up worship service. It will be brief, no more than 20-30 minutes, but will include the Christmas story, prayers and singing. At 4:00 p.m., we will hold a second service. It will also be brief (20-30 minutes) and will be outside in the carport area with standing room only. Very limited seating will be available for special needs. The children will have a short program in addition to prayers, singing, and glowing candles (electrically enhanced). Masks are not required but highly recommended. Even though we will be outside, we will be gathered close together. (Unless, of course, there is a blizzard and nobody shows up.)
We will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 in our community and may make adjustments as the council deems safe and appropriate.