Given the substantial rise in COVID-19 cases and the highly-contagious nature of the omicron variant, St. John’s will be taking the following precautions effective immediately:
- Our worship will remain in person with a livestream option. Services will be shorter in length and congregants will need to wear surgical masks or N95/KN95/KF94 masks. Those coming to worship with a cloth mask will be given a surgical mask to wear instead of/in addition to the cloth mask.
- Communion will be held as a virtual service in the month of January through our church YouTube Channel. Information regarding how to access this will be made available in our Saturday weekly worship email.
- Coffee Hour, nursery care and Sunday School are postponed through January.
- All church gatherings/meetings outside of worship will need to be held virtually. If you need to use the St. John’s Zoom account for your meeting, please email Lara (Lara.Kennedy@stjohnsdevon.com) to reserve your time, and she will provide you with a link to host the meeting.
We want to stress that the precautions for worship are simply for those who feel comfortable attending worship in person. Attendance is purely discretionary, and no one should feel pressured to attend in person. We continue to encourage those in vulnerable populations to participate virtually, and we expect anyone who is feeling sick, running a fever, or otherwise showing symptoms to refrain from attending in person until all symptoms have cleared.
This is not where any of us wanted to be at this point, but it is what we have to do to ensure the safety and well-being of our church family and the community around us, particularly those who are immunocompromised or unvaccinated. We appreciate your patience and understanding.