Re-opening Guidance and Update 7/2/2020

SJEC is following the guidance of ECMN in re-opening the church building. The SJEC COVID 19 committee is creating a plan to allow us to resume in-person service in the future when we can worship safely and in accordance with ECMN’s guidance.

At this time, we are NOT holding in-person services. We will continue to host Sunday morning prayer via Zoom. Keep checking the e-news and our website for future updates!

This New York Times article has some practical advice for living our lives during a pandemic, especially as cases increase across the United States. Stay safe!

5 Rules to Live By During a Pandemic

From Deacon George …

A Remembrance Seven years ago, just after I arrived at St. John’s, I was asked to lead worship at a monthly luncheon for our seniors who were unable to attend church on Sundays, at an event called Lunch Bunch. As a deacon, I was unable to preside at Eucharist, as…

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From Father Tom …

The Gospel for this coming Sunday is: Matthew 14:22-33 Jesus made the disciples get into the boat and go on ahead to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he…

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From Deacon George …

Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat Last night, winding down from yet another day of hiding from the coronavirus, I stirred from my News Channel Coma, flipped the remote and settled in to watching the great musical Guys and Dolls. Near the end, Stubby Kaye, as the underworld stooge Nicely-Nicely…

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From Father Tom …

I’m writing this from Maryland (again) but with understanding that we will be leaving to come home in the next couple of days. We extended the original departure date from the 29th to August 1st. Last minute projects have cropped up and Alexis and I are trying to accomplish as…

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From Deacon George …

Stand As You Are Able I’ve been thinking this week about the words we hear – well, we used to hear – during our in-person communal worship, just before saying together the Nicene Creed or singing the closing hymn for example, the words “please stand as you are able.” These…

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