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Holy Week at St. John’s

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.


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.

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