Open Air Worship
Sundays 9:00 am
Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend
Weather could move service indoors
In additional to our regularly recorded You Tube service, St John’s now offers a 9:00 am open-Air Worship Service Sunday mornings in the north church parking lot. The service will be broadcast over our outdoor speaker system.
In order for this service to be successful, we need the cooperation of everyone who will attend.
1) If you are ill, or not feeling well, please do not attend. Come back next week.
2) For the safety of all who attend, including your church staff, we need everyone to follow the guidelines set forth by the church council.
3) Bring your own snack, or a communion cup and wafer will be provided. This is similar to a restaruant coffee creamer cup with a double peel off lid. Peel the first thin clear lid for the wafer, then peel the second lid to open wine cup..
Upon coming to the worship service:
Your car will enter the parking lot in the appropriate entrance. Exit passage will be temporarily blocked off.
You will be met by an “usher”. You will be directed to another “usher” who will direct you to your parking location. You can remain in your car or bring your own chairs and sit in front of your car or to either side of pastors' area.
Restrooms will be available, but you must enter the narthex doors to use them. This door will be the only door opened in the church.
When worship service is over, you will be directed to exit by an “usher”.
The worship service will consist of:
· Pastor, one singer, and reader
· This service will not be recorded. We will record Saturday nights' service.
· It will start 9:00am on Sunday.
We will email bulletins earlier in the week. We will keep the same service except for the readings and the prayer of the day for the month. You can decide to print them off and use them for the month. We will not have any printed off at the service. There will be no screens outside.
A plastic house will be near the exit for those who want to leave an offering.
In the event of rain, the service will be moved indoors
Gods Work... Our Hands!
Progress is being made on the new Community Garden at St. John's. Lori and Jeff Whalen, Paul Baker, and Don Anderson were hard at work Saturday morning when Debbie and I stopped by to feed the blessing box. I didn't think of snapping a picture until after we left, but then I braved the blustery weather and made it over there today (Sunday) with the camera.
During construction, I asked Don what the wire mesh frames were for and learned that it's to keep the giraffes out. Now... that's planning! Update note... This has been found to be a true statement, the giraffes have leeft the garden.
St. John's Raised Garden Beds Update
A BIG thank you to everyone who helped with the raised garden beds. They are planted and God has graciously been watering them for us.
We invite everyone who loves gardening to help us take care of the beds. When you are out for a walk or a drive, stop by and pull a few weeds, water if needed and eventually help pick all the vegetables that we will produce.
Garden art (pinwheels, gnomes, statues, etc.) are all welcome to add some color to the garden.
A bench has been placed near the gardens for meditation or just to relax and enjoy the view.
There is a Blessing Box located near the north entrance (Sunday School) on the north side of the church. This Blessing Box has food and other necessities those in need may need. There is also a small refridgerator near by.
Take what you need, Leave what you can, but above all, be Blessed <3