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 Father Tom …

This weeks Gospel: Mark 13:24-37 Jesus said, “In those days, after that suffering, the sun will be darkened,and the moon will not give its light, and the stars will be falling from heaven,and the powers in the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see ‘the Son of Man coming…

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From Deacon George …

Our Advent Book Group is Filling Fast… We have facilitated a lot of book study groups at St. John’s Church, and while we always have good turnouts, none have filled as quickly as the one we are about to begin on the First Sunday in Advent, November 29. Considering this…

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From Father Tom …

Matthew 25:14-30 Jesus said, “It is as if a man, going on a journey, summoned his slaves and entrusted his property to them; to one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. The one who had received…

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From Deacon George …

An Important Advent Study Group for You! “Hurry up and wait is a phrase used to refer to the situation in which one is forced to hurry to complete a task, or arrive at a destination, only for nothing to happen at that time, often because other required tasks are…

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From Father Tom …

Matthew 5:1-12 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.“Blessed are those who mourn, for they…

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