Greetings St. John’s,
This past Thursday afternoon Governor Evers instituted an Emergency Order requiring face coverings or masks in enclosed spaces. As you prepare for worship this weekend, we want to update you on how we will be conducting services following this state order.
In compliance with this new state order, indoor worship services will require face coverings or masks for the full duration of the time we are gathered indoors. However, in response to this order, we have made significant changes to our service settings for this weekend.
- Saturday 6:00 PM and Sunday 8:00 AM services will be indoors and require a face covering or masks upon entry. All of our previous procedures, distancing, and sanitization, will remain in place. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper as planned and practiced with the pastor bringing the body and blood to you so that we can limit movement and contact. Please bring a facemask with you to worship. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you.
- Sunday 9:30 AM and 11:00 AM services will be outdoors. Face coverings will not be required, but as with our previous procedures, they are encouraged. Distancing in regards to seating is also encouraged. We will celebrate the Lord’s Supper as planned and practiced.
- Outdoor worship services will be by the South East Drive and Parking Area. The area will be marked off with cones and signs for the morning.
- Services will be led by our pastors and utilize sound equipment. They will include a small worship team, and the full service order will be printed for your participation.
- Folding chairs will be set up ahead of time, but we also encourage you to bring a bag/folding chair for additional seating and distancing availability.
The indoor bathrooms, nearest the parking lot doors, will be available for use, but masking will be necessary upon entry.
- If rain or other weather challenges are imminent, the service will be forced indoors. As with our other indoor services, face coverings or masks will be required.
This is the plan for this weekend, August 1 and 2. St. John’s will continue to evaluate and communicate the work of ministry that we share in. We understand the many challenges that are associated with COVID-19, and with previously related ministry needs, we will move forward together in God’s grace.
As you consider this plan and what your time in worship this weekend will look like, we encourage you to cling to the promises of God; promises He gave you in your baptism. If you are struggling in frustration or fear, Jesus calls you unto Himself; He is faithful. Even as we find new ways to gather, we gather around God’s Word and Gifts that our faith would be strengthened. That’s why it’s good to be together in the Lord!
St. John’s Worship Ministry