Sunday Service – September 27

Hope you’ve had a great week.
Sunday’s service can be found here:
The Readings and Hymns are attached. Only one or two verses of each hymn were sung details are below.
Op:  #227 Israel Went Out from Egypt – v 3
Grad:  #420 Praise The Lord, Ye Heavens Adore Him – v 1 + 3
Off:  “May the Mind of Christ, My Saviour” – v 3
Clsg:  #375 At The Name of Jesus – v 1
If you have any questions or comments let us know. Wil is available for visits following strict guidelines. If you would like a visit let us know and we arrange it.
Have a great week!

StJohn‘s Anglican Church 

Sunday Service – September 13

Hi everyone
Normally I would be letting you know that the service is available on Youtube today. Well, it’s not. Unfortunately there was a mild technical glitch and the service wasn’t recorded. I’m told it was a great service but you’ll have to take the word of those who attended.
We think we have identified the problem and will be recording next week’s service again. I guess that’s what happens when you record a live event…if there’s a problem you can’t go back and re-shoot.
I have attached the readings anyway.
If you need a visit, Wil is allowed to visit under strict conditions so give him a call.
Have a great week.

St. John’s Anglican Church 

Sunday Service – September 6

Today’s service will be available at 9am here:
The service setting is Service of the Word 2 and the readings and music are attached.
Next week, if all goes well, we will return to church and communion. This means the service will be recorded Sunday morning at 11 and will not be posted until later in the afternoon. We hope to broadcast live services by the end of October if not sooner.
So, hope to actually see you next week but if not, hope to see you online.

St. John’s Anglican Church 

Return to church

To all members of our Parish family,

The wait is almost over! The diocese has given churches the go ahead to open for services on September 13th as long as we follow strict guidelines. We thought we would reach out to the parish and explain what we at St. John’s will be doing to meet those requirements.

As we have to clean between each service, we will have to revise our service times. To begin with, we hope to continue with two services; one at 9am and one at 11am. A third service will be considered if we see a need for it. If there is insufficient need for two services, we may go to one service at 10am.

Masks, social distancing and hand sanitizer are a requirement. It would be great if you brought your own, but we will have extra at the church if you don’t have them.

There will be music at the later service but there will be no singing. Apparently singing is dangerous as the virus can move up to 12 feet if singing is done. The exception is a single soloist, masked and a minimum of 12 feet from anyone.

Communion will be in one kind only and you will remain seated as it is brought to you. Blessings will be administered without contact.

The offertory plates will not be passed, but will be made available either at the entrance or brought to you during the offertory.

There will be no social gatherings after the services. We are not allowed to share food or drinks.

We will continue to record the service for the internet. The camera will be aimed to avoid including the congregation at this time.

Finally, the number of people allowed in the church will be limited and seating will be spread out, maintaining a six-foot bubble. Our maximum capacity is only 34 people and that includes me, Brian, sides people and a reader. Seating wise, you can only sit with those you live with, so if you live alone, you sit alone. Seating will be done from front to back and when we are full, we are full. There will be someone to assign your seat when you arrive and attendance will be taken to allow notification if there is an issue. Instruction on getting to your seat will also be given as well as exiting at the end of the service.

To make this work and to plan services, we need your input and help. First, please prayerfully consider when you should return to church. It is fine to stay home, we will still be on the internet although for now, it will be later in the afternoon as we will need to edit and post the video. We hope to be live by November. Second. If you do plan on returning, consider helping us out. We will need 2 sides people at each service and they will be responsible for either cleaning between services or counting after. If you were attending services before COVID lockdown, someone will be calling you before the 13th to see if you are returning and if you are willing to help out.

We understand that there are a lot of rules and conditions for the return. They are there to keep us all safe. We also understand that there will be some trepidation about returning. That’s OK. We want you to feel comfortable and safe. Take your time and don’t come back until you are ready.

If you have any questions feel free to call me or one of the Wardens.


St. John’s Anglican Church