Corona Update from Elders & Council
Greetings St. John family,
Governor Abbott, in consultation with the Attorney General, issued a new executive order this week as he starts his phased initiative to reopen our state. In this order, The Governor again gave guidance specifically for churches, allowing congregations to meet again if they follow specific distancing and sanitation guidelines.
We are thankful for the Governor’s continued support as our state sets a methodical path to move back towards normal life in small steps.
As a result of the executive order, starting this Sunday 5/3/2020, St. John will resume
our Divine Worship service starting at 9:30 am with the adjustments outlined below.
1. The church elders on duty will usher you to your seat.
2. Seating for the congregation will be in every other row. Families may sit together but will have at least two seats space between them and any non-family member.
3. The entire service will be printed in the bulletin. We will not be using any hymnals for the time being.
4. We will offer communion during the service ushering one family per side of the altar. We will not kneel at the rail, but rather stand to receive the Lord’s Supper.
5. The church elders on duty will usher you out by row after the service concludes. You are encouraged to leave the sanctuary and directly move to the parking lot.
6. The offering plates will be available for you to place your offering in either before or after the service.
For those unable to attend the Worship Service, we will continue to stream the service live through our website starting at 9:25 OR it can be viewed at a later time. Anyone not attending The Worship Service in person, but still wanting to partake of the Lord’s Supper is encouraged to contact Pastor to make arrangements for private communion.
It is very important for you to fill out the form below if you plan on attending the Worship Service. This will help us plan ahead and understand any potential
need for an additional Worship Service.
Bible study will remain online only via Zoom on Wednesday’s starting at 7:00 PM.
If you have any symptoms of illness, you should stay at home.
Offerings can still be made online through our website under “Give”
Thanks again for your understanding as we make decisions respecting our governmental authorities while still trying to do what we think is best for our community and God’s people. We will continue to keep you informed on a regular basis of any changes.
If you have any questions, need assistance, or would like help with or gathering living essentials please contact any elder/council member or email email@example.com. We are family as a Church, and here for each other.
May the Lord be with you,
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