Closure Update

11 November 2020

Dear St. John's Community,


Grace and Peace be with you.

As we, the Vestry, Wardens, and Priest, have seen the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) case count rise drastically in our county in the last two weeks, we have decided to close for in-person worship and small group meetings for the next month, effective immediately. We will reevaluate the state of the county on Tuesday, December 8th at our monthly meeting and at that time make decisions regarding in-person Christmas activities. We do this out of love and care for our community. We hope that by refraining from in-person activities at this time we can reduce the transmission and illness rates in our area. We look forward in hope to meeting altogether again to celebrate all the ways in which God has been providing for us through this trying time.

Since we will be starting the Advent season during this time of closure, we will be creating at-home Advent packets for everyone. Please watch for more information about the Advent Packets in the next two weeks.


In Christ,

St. John's Vestry and Wardens

Mother Elizabeth Ivell

Modifications

As the pandemic continues on, St. John's and Grace has taken precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. The Office is open with limitations on visitors. Everyone on the property must wear a mask at all times.



At Home Worship

There are many ways to worship God together and apart. 

If you have a Book of Common Prayer, read Morning Prayer (found on page 79) or the Daily Devotions (on page 136).

The whole Book of Common Prayer can be found online at bcponline.org.

The Lectionary can be found at lectionarypage.net.

Mission St. Clare has everything for Morning Prayer on their website.


Also, this document can help you find some ways to pray at home if you don't have a Book of Common Prayer. 

Ways_to_Pray_if_you_can_t_get_to_Church.docx

Video Devotions

Mother Elizabeth has been posting video devotions to the St. John's Facebook and YouTube Channels

Please watch the videos and stay connected!