Church Update, Fall 2020

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December 2020

This month Saint John's Church continues to offer outside, in-person, Sunday worship at 8:30 a.m. with limited seating, as long as local health conditions make this possible. The service will move inside if the temperatures drop below 55 degrees. Reservations will be required. Please see the email Constant Contact invitation from the church office to reserve your spot, or call Diana in the church office.

While our main church building remains closed to the public, our church and the work that we do as a parish is ongoing and we are excited to ramp up plans and programs for the fall season. Our hard-working staff is continuing to do the work that is necessary for Saint John’s Church to move forward.

We are continuing to livestream prayer and worship services each day. Join us for Morning Prayer Monday through Friday at 8:30 a.m. and Evening Prayer Monday through Saturday at 5:30 p.m. On Sundays we celebrate the Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m., and then offer choral Evensong at 5:30 p.m. Because all of these services are recorded and streamed, they can be accessed directly through Facebook or through our website at SJTULSA.org. 

Joseph has a full Advent schedule of wonderful music offerings and classes for this month! Our year-long Bible study is open to all and held each Sunday on Zoom (or on Wednesday nights as a recording.

Volunteers are reaching out to parishioners with a phone call to check-in and see if there is anyway for us to support you and your families. If you need help, don’t think a moment before you ask. We are happy to be there for you. We have expanded our monthly printed and mailed newsletter, and that compliments our social media and e-new twice weekly communications.

At this time of social distancing we can stay connected virtually through our daily prayers for each other and for our community. Please remember that while we endure this inconvenience, many are in a battle for their lives as COVID-19 continues to ravage the world. Prayers are needed now more than ever!

As we search for a new permanent rector, our Vestry continues to meet regularly and help the business of the church run smoothly.

And now: May the peace of God which passes all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in the knowledge and love of God, and of his Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. The blessing of Almighty God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, descend upon you and remain with you now and forever more. Amen!