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 …

Last week Deacon George and I decided to alternate weeks with our weekly messages and since he wrote last weeks, this weeks is my turn. Here is the Gospel for this Sunday, Proper 20. The GospelMatthew 20:1-16 Jesus said, “The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out…

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From Deacon George …

Deacon George’s Message Starting today, Father Tom and I will rotate in providing the clergy column for the St. John’s e-News. Be sure to check back next week for Father Tom’s Message. How Are You Doing?  No, really. How are you handling the – I hate to call it “new…

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From Deacon George …

Conflict Resolution in the Church and in the World The Gospel reading for this Sunday, from Matthew chapter 18, has been referred to in at least one commentary as the “Matthew 18 Process” for resolving conflict. In this time of heightened stress and tension for many, this time of novel…

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From Father Tom …

Wow, we did it! We pulled off outdoor church during a pandemic in a safe manner and everything seemed to go just fine. I hope all of you are doing well and are staying safe.  The Gospel this coming week is: Matthew 18:15-20 Jesus said, “If another member of the…

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From Deacon George …

SOULS => => => POLLS My colleague and fellow-member of the ECMN Commission for the Diaconate, Rev. Janet McNally, recently challenged all ECMN deacons to do something we are fundamentally formed and ordained to do, and that is to energize our congregations to embrace social justice in our communities and…

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