August 12, 2021

COVID-19 Task Force (August 2021)

At St. John’s, we are committed to keeping our church family safe from COVID-19. Our Task Force consults regularly with medical professionals and gathers often to evaluate safety protocols and make decisions in the best interest of our neighbors and parish community.

We are extremely concerned with the spread of the Delta variant — which seems to be a completely different COVID-19. Due to the surge of cases in our community, St. John’s will be taking additional precautions to keep our people worshipping and safe.

We ask that MASKS BE WORN AT ALL TIMES ON CAMPUS, despite vaccination status, and that everyone within the church community becomes vaccinated if they are medically able to do so.

Please also note the following temporary changes:


  • No congregational singing
  • Limited attendance at services, with marked pews for social distancing
  • Sunday afternoon “Said Eucharist” (2 PM) joins worship schedule


  • On-campus education, fellowship, and administrative gatherings move online
  • In-person Youth, Children’s, and Music Ministry gatherings begin after Labor Day


  • Nursery available during Sunday morning worship, with safety protocols
  • Lively Café staff, volunteers, and patrons remain masked, unless eating

The St. John’s COVID-19 Task Force will continue to evaluate the status of the above changes and identify ways we can help slow the spread of the virus.

We are living through an incredibly fluid and complex time. If you are interested in hearing what our COVID-19 Task Force is talking about and how we can best navigate the situation, we invite you to join us online for a special Coffee Talk with Dr. Don Zorn, this Sunday, August 15, at 11:15 a.m.

As always, please stay home if you are sick, and exercise good judgement as you physically participate in life at St. John’s. We want you to stay engaged and stay tuned, but most of all, we want you to stay safe.

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