Reservations for In-person Services on a Trial Basis

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 —Dedication Sunday (Trinity 20)

Please make your reservations by Friday.

St. John’s will hold in-person services this Sunday on a trial basis at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. by reservation only. Please use one of the links above to make your reservation for the 8 a.m. Holy Communion and 11 a.m. Morning Prayer.  As we reconnect in worship, the health and safety of our worshippers is our first priority. Below are the guidelines to expect in this initial phase of re-opening. If you are ready to take this step, we look forward to seeing you in the pews!

While we strive to make these services as welcoming and safe as possible, no one is required to attend in-person worship at this time. A live-streamed or video service at 11 a.m. is available every Sunday on Facebook and YouTube. Zoom Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. is available for all ages.  The Sunday’s sermon at 10:30 a.m. is live-streamed on St. John’s Facebook page with a special choir video also available at 10:50 a.m. Note that the sermon, choir video, and 11 a.m. service are all available on YouTube after 1 p.m. on Sundays as well.

Details about making reservations.

  • When making your reservation your number of “guests” includes family members.
  • Services are strictly limited to 50 persons (including clergy, organist, and ushers).
  • Seating preferences will be accommodated so far as possible.
  • In the event you cannot keep the reservation, please notify the church of the cancellation, so that we can offer the space to those on the waitlist.
  • Preference will be given to those who were wait-listed in prior weeks.

Call the Church office at (912) 232-1251 or click links above to make your reservation.


In-person services are not for everyone.

  • If you have higher risk factors – such as age, underlying conditions, etc. – or you might expose someone who has higher risk factors, you should NOT attend.
  • If you are running a temperature, exhibit other symptoms of Covid-19, or have been recently exposed to someone who has, you must NOT attend.

In-person service guidelines.

  • Check-in will take place at the church door, which will be opened 30 minutes before the service and end 5 minutes after the service begins.
  • Parishioners will be asked to sanitize their hands, put on a mask (some will be provided if you do not bring your own), pick up a service brochure, and follow ushers’ directions.
  • At all times, parishioners should maintain social distance, and refrain from hugging, kissing, and shaking hands.
  • Communion will be administered at the altar in one kind with the observance of safety protocols. The ushers will give you prompts for leaving your pews.
  • There will be no singing and no coffee hour, and parishioners are urged not to cluster together in groups after the service.
  • We have a duty to treat one another with patience, courtesy, and respect – especially those who are volunteering as ushers.
  • We have a duty to model responsible behavior to other parishioners.

If you do not think you can comply with the guidelines, we would ask that you stay home.

If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please call the Church office at (912) 232-1251.