A Message Regarding Worship

As the Omicron variant spreads rapidly, we have been carefully weighing the balance between the need for safety and our congregation’s desire for fellowship.  We will resume in-person services on Sunday, January 2nd with the following guidelines:
  • Masks and social distancing required
  • Congregational singing temporarily discontinued
  • Eucharist distributed with mini cups
  • Sanctuary windows open for increased airflow
  • Coffee Hour temporarily discontinued
Please stay home from church if:
  • You or a household member is sick in any way, OR is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test
  • You or a household member has come into contact with someone who has COVID-19
  • Your work/sport/school has asked you to remain home and quarantine due to possible exposure
  • You traveled to a place that requires you to quarantine when you return to Connecticut
We hope that those who are not able or comfortable joining us in person, will participate in worship via our Facebook page.

“If it’s not about love, it’s not about God.”
                                                     -Presiding Bishop Michael Curry

ALL people are welcome at St. John’s
and in the Episcopal Church.

“These Doors Are Open for Prayer and Peace.” 

Our God is a God of abundance.  Many will remember the old offertory sentence when the priest received the offering: “All things come of thee, O Lord.”  That abundance is best reflected in the love that God has for all of God’s creation.  And we try to imitate God’s love to all who come within the sphere of St. John’s.

Although our God is changeless, in this very difficult time of pandemic, we are all forced to do things in a different, more creative, way.  In particular, we have to find a new way to gather as a community for Worship of almighty God and for fellowship.  St. John’s is trying on new ideas which are designed for the “current moment.”  Keep in mind, that “current moment” has been changing since January 2020 and will continue to do so.

As our society moves into new “phases” we must look at how we can be God’s Beloved Community.  St. John’s endeavors to do this by using the most up to date methods at our disposal while always keeping in mind the safety of all.  Through a combination of live and live streamed Worship, meetings on Zoom, and having our Worship Services available on our Facebook page, we want to assist as many as possible in coming to God and learning the practices for a Jesus-centered life.

For the time being, we cannot leave our red doors open for prayer and meditation.  We must do all that we can to stop the spread of Covid-19.  As you are able, and feel safe to do so, please join us on Sunday mornings or be a part of the virtual community by accessing our live-streamed Services.

Services at St. John’s Church:

Sunday, 9 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite II; In-person and live-streamed on St. John’s Facebook Page.

Parish Office Telephone:  (203) 239-0156

Parish Address:  3 Trumbull Place, North Haven, CT 06473

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