Corporate Worship Services on Hold at St. John’s, Starting Monday, November 23
We are sorry to announce that due to the rapid increase in Covid-19 cases in our county, and following the Special Advisory issued by Franklin County Public Health, we are closing our church building to larger groups (including our corporate worship services) as of Monday, November 23. We will maintain strictly limited building use at least through Friday, December 18, which is when the county’s stay-at-home advisory period ends. We will let the congregation know before December 18 what our plans for reopening will be.
During this period, we will have no in-person worship services at St. John’s. Unfortunately, this includes our Thanksgiving service. The building will be accessible for individuals and for small groups (of fewer than 10 people) who have scheduled their meetings with the church office.
At this point, we cannot say for sure whether we’ll be able to hold in-person Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services; we’re hoping it will be possible and are planning for it! Regardless, we will be organizing a live-streaming worship service for Christmas Eve.
Please remember that we offer online worship videos each week with sermons, prayers and readings at our church website: www.stjohnsgc.org We hope you will tune in on Sundays. We will also continue our Wednesday night online video offerings.
Drive-through communion will continue to be available on Sunday mornings. Please note that as of November 29, we will switch the Drive-through time to 10:00-10:30 a.m.
Please pray for the world, our nation, and our congregation during these challenging times. Pastors Seth and Patti are here for you; please call us any time!