The Rev. Eliacín Rosario-Cruz is delighted to announce that we will begin Eucharistic Service in-person worship again at St. John’s Parish Hall on July 4, 2021.
In-Person Service Sundays at 10:00 AM
• No need for Pre-registration. Capacity for 65 people in our Parish Hall.
• No Screening upon arrival.
• A sanitation station will continue to be available at the entrance.
• Masks continue to be required inside the building for the sake of those people for whom vaccination is not possible at this time (children, persons with immunological considerations, and other health conditions). Masks are optional outside the building, as in the courtyard.
• Anyone with symptoms of illness is asked to stay home.
About Holy Communion
- Holy Communion resumes in modified form. The priest will consecrate both bread and wine.The common cup will not resume at Holy Eucharist yet. You will receive bread. Know that there is such thing as half-communion. Those who receive only the bread have paricipated in Full Communion; this has always been the case. Gluten-free wafers will be available as well.
- Those who want to receive Communion will be asked to sanitize their hands at the sanitation station before receiving the bread.
At the Lord’s table, all are welcome.
We acknowledge that we occupy the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, in particular the Tulalip, Snohomish, Stillaguamish, and Sauk-Suiattle Tribe, past, present and future, a people that are still here, continuing to honor and bring to light their ancient heritage, We acknowledge them, respect their right to sovereignty and self-determination, and commit to listen and learn from them. We will seek opportunities to lift up and emphasize indigenous voices and culture, without appropriation. May we always remember that the Earth does not belong to us, that we belong to the Earth, and that we are all relatives in life. Help us to learn from our past mistakes and be instruments of justice and peace for all people in today’s world.
We gather around the table to give thanks and eat. With this action, we do not only acknowledge our physical hunger, but also our spiritual hunger and look for ways to be satisfied and transformed. We are invited to join our sisters and brothers, friends, and strangers to participate in a common meal.
Because this gathering is not just for the sake of those gathered, the community is sent out into the world to be signs and sacraments of the Risen Christ in their homes, neighborhoods, workplaces, and communities. Communion is made as we share food and ourselves, by sharing stories, exploring scripture, singing, and praying together in a common Eucharistic Feast.
8 a.m.: The liturgy of the Eucharist using Rite I of the Book of Common Prayer. Held in the upstairs sanctuary. Elevator is available. This service is not happening while our building is in construction.
10 a.m.: The liturgy of the Eucharist using Rite II of the Book of Common Prayer. Music led by the choir with organ accompaniment. Elevator is available. Nursery care available.
Please keep in mind that, on Sundays, parking in the Bank of America parking lot next door and at the Chase Bank across the street is okay.
10 a.m.: Eucharist and Bible study in the Memorial Room. This service is not happening while our building is in construction.
Other worship services are scheduled during Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter. Read more on the Worship page.
The church office is open 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Messages to the office can be left on the phone (360-568-4622) or by email.
Inclement Weather Information
On Sundays, in the event of inclement weather and our services at St. John’s are canceled/late or a joint service (for example, only one service at 10 a.m. due to ice/snow in the roads in the early morning) announcements will be made through the following systems:
- In the News & Events section of our website. We encourage you to check our website first. We will post any news/update by 7 a.m. We ask that you feel free to let others know.
- Facebook group
- Via email
During weekdays, in the event of inclement weather, it is the policy of St. John’s to follow the lead of the Snohomish School District regarding closings or operational schedule changes. Visit the website for the Snohomish School District here.
Parishioners are encouraged to always use their own judgment when venturing out in times of inclement weather. Be safe.