Holiday Service Schedule
With Thanksgiving upon us many are looking forward to Christmas. This year, for many reasons, Christmas at St. John’s will need to be different. Coronavirus will temper our ability to gather as we have in years past, but gathering in church around Christmas is a vital part of our life together and we hope to preserve the opportunity to do so this year.
At the Vestry meeting this past Tuesday evening the Vestry approved tentative plans for worship for Christmas and Thanksgiving with options for in-person and online worship for our community. We are closely monitoring Coronavirus closures and spread and will update our plans accordingly, but we wanted to share the schedule with you and our process for populating our minimal in-person Christmas Eve worship services.
If all remains well with COVID-19 our service schedule will be:
10:00 AM in-person Holy Eucharist Rite II - no reservations needed.
12:00 PM Zoom Noonday prayer for Thanksgiving on Zoom.
3:00 PM Christmas Pageant on Zoom
5:00 PM In-Person Holy Eucharist Rite II for Christmas Eve (Reservations Required)
6:30 PM Christmas Eve Lessons, Carols and Prayers on Zoom
8:00 PM In-Person Holy Eucharist Rite II for Christmas Eve (Reservations Required)
10:00 PM In-Person Holy Eucharist Rite II for Christmas Eve (Reservations Required)
10:00 AM In-Person Holy Eucharist Rite II for Christmas Day (No reservations required)
12:00 PM Noonday prayer for Christmas Day on Zoom
We will be sharing with our whole congregation the process for reserving a spot for our very limited Christmas Eve services through our website and REALM as well as the date that reservations can be made. The church will then work hard to accommodate seating to maximize the participation of as many people as we can.
This will mean that there will not be seating for those who do not reserve seats in advance. We appreciate your understanding and forbearance as we create a system that is equitable for all.
Details will be forthcoming as they are finalized, but well in advance of Christmas Eve.