Link to PDF version of the Service Bulletin: https://bit.ly/3dv9PSr
Link to Online Giving & Offering: https://bit.ly/366HvDM
The Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Services will be recorded. They will be emailed to you, or you can access them through our website.
There will be two ways to participate in Easter Sunday Service.
The online Easter Sunday Service link will be in our normal Sunday morning email, and the service will premiere on Facebook at 11am. You will be able to find it on our website as well.
The outdoor Easter Sunday Service (10AM) will be at Chinook Farms. Registration will be required for the outdoor Easter Sunday Service at Chinook Farms. It will be a simple Morning Prayer Service composed of some readings, a brief reflection, Renewal of Baptism, the Prayers of the People, and the (socially distanced) passing of the Peace. We are planning for a 30-40 minutes service. This will be a standing-only service; however, if you have trouble standing for the service’s duration, we invite you to bring a chair.
You are invited to also join the live-streaming services from St. Mark’s Cathedral for more traditional liturgical services.
OUTDOOR EASTER SERVICE PROTOCOL INFORMATION
The outdoor service will be held at Chinook Farms in Snohomish. THERE WILL BE LIMITED SPACE FOR 40 INDIVIDUALS & REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED for this standing “room” only service (held in an empty greenhouse). Registration online & by phone will BEGIN Monday, March 29th at 10am and CLOSE Friday, April 2nd at Noon.
MASKS – All in attendance who are more than two years old must be masked for the entire time you are at the farm– no exceptions, because masks are for others’ safety, not primarily your own. All in attendance must wear masks throughout.
LIMITED SPACE – Forty people will be able to register in advance during the week previous to the event. Registration and limited attendance feels awkward when it comes to church events. This may leave out some people from participating. Given the current conditions of the pandemic, we have set strict guidelines for protection. Please cooperate with and respect the requirements for participation. These are for consideration of all participants, and the safety of Chinook Farms and its tenants.
DRESS FOR OUTDOORS, UNEVEN GROUND – Be aware that the service will be at a working farm. Dress appropriately to be out in the weather. Expect to walk on uneven terrain, and for your shoes to get muddy. There will be a porta potty and hand-washing station available.
WHO – All are welcome! (Please stay home if you have a fever or any symptoms of illness to protect others and take care of yourself.) If you are a person in a high-risk group or have any misgivings about gathering at this time, please be comfortable to continue to worship from home.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Registration online (or by phone) will BEGIN Monday, March 29th at 10am and CLOSE Friday, April 2nd at Noon. The online registration link information will be in the Friday Email March 26. Registration is required to guarantee and maintain social distancing and other safety protocols.
You will also need to sign a waiver and agree to safety protocols. All records of attendance, waivers, and questionnaires will be confidential, but will be kept for a period of time after each event as directed by the Rector, and will be accessed specifically for contact tracing or notices should the need arise.
ARRIVE EARLY – Please come 15 minutes early. Maintain six-feet social distancing as you wait your turn to come into the meeting space. A Hospitality Minister/Usher will check your temperature with a no-touch thermometer (must not be greater than 100.4° F), will ask you health questions relating to COVID-19 symptoms and will ask you to fill out and sign the waiver and agreement. If you have any adverse health symptoms, or decide to not comply with the precaution protocols, you will be asked to return home.
You will be directed you to a hand-sanitizing station and shown to your assigned, marked, socially distanced spot for the service. Families, and those who live under the same roof, can stand together. You are asked to stay there for the duration.
SERVICE DETAILS There will be a hard copy of the service leaflet for you to pick up at the entrance of the meeting space. We recommend that you download the leaflet at home ahead of time, or have it on your phone or tablet during the service.
We will share the Peace with a bow or nod – no physical contact outside your family group. There will not be Communion at this event.
At dismissal, you will be asked to leave in an orderly fashion guided by a Hospitality Minister/Usher and to not linger. There is no in-person fellowship time or programming after the service.
Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday on March 28th. We will provide Holy Week Service information in the Friday Email next week, March 26th, for these services:
**The outdoor service will be held at Chinook Farms in Snohomish. THERE WILL BE LIMITED SPACE & REGISTRATION WILL BE REQUIRED for this standing “room” only service (held in an empty greenhouse). Registration online & by phone will BEGIN Monday, March 29th at 10amand CLOSE Friday, April 2nd at Noon. Registration information will be in next week’s Friday Email.
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
– Philippians 4:4-8
It is that time of the year when we gather to celebrate our Parochial Annual Meeting. I hope you join our Annual Meeting this year, on Sunday, January 31, 2021, at 11:00 AM via Zoom. At this meeting, we will be electing Vestry members, delegates, and alternates to Diocesan Convention, presenting the 2021Parish Operational Budget, and hearing remarks from the Rector and Senior Warden. Log in to Zoom at 10:45 AM, which would give enough time for people to join and for the meeting to start on time at 11:00 AM.
Friends, this will be a meeting like no other, like many other things during the pandemic. We are doing our best to adapt and accommodate through the difficulties of this time to allow for a proper meeting. The leadership of St. John’s understands that this is not the optimal way to gather. We all want to be in person; however, this is the best we can do at this time. I ask that you approach this meeting with grace and patience. Even after months of participating in many gatherings and meetings, we continue to learn the best ways to use technology for communication, far from perfect. All that to say, let us all be gentle with each other and with the technology during the meeting.
Click on the link below to find a link to the document that includes all the information you need to participate in the annual meeting. The document is not an exhaustive collection of reports. It includes those pertinent for this moment, allowing for future opportunities to hear from other ministries, committees, and groups in our
If you are a Zoom expert, I invite you to reach out to those you know might need some help.
Our Congregational Annual Meeting will be on Sunday, January 31 at 11:00 AM. It will be a meeting via Zoom. So I strongly encourage you to look at a video included in this email about using Zoom. We will follow the Washington State and Diocesan Guidelines for online board meetings.
Like many things related to congregational life during the pandemic, this meeting will be different from annual meetings in the past. Given the limitations, it will be a very straight forward meeting, with short reports, budget presentation, elections of new Vestry members, Delegates, and Alternates for Convention. In the weeks to come, previous to the meeting date, I will share with you the protocol to follow for the meeting.
This special edition of The Episcopaper is dedicated to the 2020 Diocesan Convention that took place on October 23 & 24.
Advent Evening Gatherings:
1st Sunday of Advent, November 29, 7:00-7:30PM. Hosted by Jackie Grove
2nd Sunday of Advent, December 6, 7:00-7:30PM. Hosted by Fr. Eliacín
3rd Sunday of Advent, December 13, 7:00-730PM. Hosted by Deacon Liz
4th Sunday of Advent, December 20, 7:00-7:30PM. Hosted by Laurie Crawford
See the Friday email or contact the Church Office for te Zoom Login information for All Advent Evening Gatherings
We have five wood pews and three front row panels with removable kneelers that were taken out of the sanctuary two years ago when we did the remodel of the altar area. They are currently in the Parish Hall and we need them moved out of there so we can start the next part of the remodeling of that area.
Would you like to have one of these FREE items in your house, basement, patio, business or garden? All items vary in length from 8 ft to 10 ft.
Contact the Church Office before Fri. Dec. 4 if you’re interested. She can also help with arranging a truck to move them.
Five Wood Pews:
Three Front Row Panels (removable kneelers):