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Communion in the Garden, Quiet Prayer & Blessing of the Animals

October 4, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

St. John’s is now offering “Communion in the Garden” with prayer time in the church on Sunday afternoons from 2:00-5:00 p.m.

All are invited to come to the St. John’s campus to receive Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament, which will be consecrated during the weekly 10:00 a.m. online service. No signup is necessary to attend. Each individual or family will receive the Sacrament (Bread only) and have time for prayer and conversation with a clergy person. The main sanctuary will also be open during these same hours for quiet prayer and reflection. Socially distancing will be practiced and masks are required throughout the visit.

This Sunday, October 4, in celebration of the Feast of Saint Francis, we invite you to bring your pet with you to Communion in the Garden. Our clergy will be on hand to honor all creatures big and small, providing blessings for dogs, cats, pets who have passed, and even favorite stuffed animals! Please bring your pet, leashed or crated.

Please note the following:

  • Masks are required on the St. John’s campus.
  • Enter through the Calhoun Street doorway.
  • If mobility is an issue, you can receive Communion from your car in our entry plaza.
  • You will be guided you to one of two Communion stations in Eve’s Garden.
  • Greeters will assist with social distancing.
  • During the month of October, remember household items for our Welcome Home Boxes for the Kearney Center.

Communion in the Garden is part of our church’s effort to connect personally as the body of Christ while following guidance from medical professionals and local government. Read more HERE about other new offerings.


October 4, 2020
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mtr. Abi Moon

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