RETURN TO PUBLIC WORSHIP
July 31, 2020
Due to Governor Evers newest mask mandate, everyone (except those with medical conditions) attending our worship services will now be required to wear masks. We ask you, therefore, to please bring your own masks when you come to worship. We will maintain the same social distancing we have as well as continuing our sanitizing plan between services. We have already heard from some of you—even though we’d like to see everyone in person, if you are uncomfortable wearing a mask for worship or are not yet comfortable worshiping in person, you can watch our service on our YouTube channel. Please contact us if you have any questions or comments.
May 18, 2020
I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” These are the words of David that begin the 122nd Psalm. We pray that this too is your reaction as we begin to worship together in person. While we are excited to see each other and worship together in person once again, we also want everyone to be safe and feel comfortable while doing so. The purpose of this document is to give you a detailed plan of how we’ll conduct our worship services here at St. John. We give you this information so you can make an educated decision about whether or not it is worth the perceived risks to attend worship in public at this time. No matter what decision you make at this time, you will not be looked-down upon or criticized.
This is our plan going forward indefinitely. The council will regularly revisit this plan, make adjustments accordingly, and communicate those changes to you in a timely manner. The second quarter voters’ meeting, scheduled for April, has been rescheduled for June 16th. At this meeting there will be an opportunity to review and discuss our current worship set-up. In the meantime, if you have any comments or concerns, please contact one of the Pastors or any members of the council.
Please know that our gracious God is still in control of all things. He uses all things to serve his good purpose. It is our prayer that the Lord continue to draw us close to himself as we trust his promise, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Be well!
In His Service,
Pastor Mark Gartner
Pastor Andrew Frey