Church Re-opening Information

Re-opening Information

We will return to in person worship on Sunday, August 1st at 10:30 a.m. In making this decision, council considered: advice from our Re-opening Taskforce, provincial opening phases and increased numbers allowed for religious gatherings, (for us: 30 now allowed) and increasing vaccination of members and the community. Also, Pastor Norine will be back from vacation by this time.

Here are the guidelines we will be following:
Sign-in upon entry.

  • No screening other than self-screening given our common knowledge of COVID symptoms and community restrictions and practices. Do stay home if you have health doubts or concerns.
  • Hand sanitizing and mask wearing in place.
  • Verbal participation in worship permitted (prayers, responses, Apostle’s Creed etc.) but masks kept on.
  • Singing not yet permitted.
  • Exiting: by entrance, from back to front, while construction ongoing on Alicia.
  • Other procedures remain in place (e.g. offering plates at entrance, modified communion, no social but safe, outside chatting possible)

Pastor Norine has unilateral authority to stop/delay the opening should public health changes warrant this. As council does not meet July and August, we require this safety measure.
Our plan is to livestream services August 1st and for the foreseeable future afterwards. The streaming link will be e-mailed in advance of the service, and will be on the website and Facebook pages. Services are always available afterwards using the same link. We will continue preparing and delivering complete service text scripts in July to households without internet, but discontinue this ministry in August as we move to live service.
We hope and encourage all without internet, as well as all those with!, to gather in the building for worship together as you are able. Drives for those who need them will be gladly arranged. Don’t hesitate to call Enid at 613 623-7017 on this or other needs, call other council members or leave a message at the church number: 613 623-4562.
Still keep in touch round the circle and within the broader community as we transition and beyond. Connecting whenever we can is life-giving.
As always, thank you for faithful care, support and hope. Wishing you, your families, friends and neighbours a safe, rejuvenating summer.

Worship at St. John’s

We will return to in person worship on Sunday, August 1st at 10:30 a.m.

Click: HERE to view the guidelines for in-person worship.

Weekly Videos of our services posted on YouTube:

  • For the VIDEO of the July 25th, 2021 Service, Click HERE
  • The TEXT of the July 25th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the July 18th, 2021 Service, Click HERE
  • The TEXT of the July 18th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the July 11th, 2021 Service, Click HERE
  • The TEXT of the July 11th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the July 4th, 2021 Service, HERE
  • The TEXT of the July 4th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the June 27th, 2021 Service, HERE
  • The TEXT of the June 27th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the June 20th, 2021 Service, Here
  • The TEXT of the June 20th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the June 13th, 2021 Service, HERE
  • The TEXT of the June 13th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the June 6th, 2021 Service, Here
  • The TEXT of the June 6th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the May 30th, 2021 Service, HERE
  • The TEXT of the Mat 30th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the May 23rd, 2021 Service, HERE
  • The TEXT of the May 23rd, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the May 16th, 2021 Service, HERE
  • The TEXT of the May 16th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the May 9th, 2021 Service, CLICK HERE
  • The TEXT of the May 9th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the May 2nd, 2021 Service, CLICK HERE
  • The TEXT of the May 2nd, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the April 25th, 2021 Service, CLICK HERE
  • The TEXT of the April 25th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the April 18th, 2021 Service, CLICK HERE
  • The TEXT of the April 18th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the April 11th, 2021 Service, CLICK HERE
  • The TEXT of the April 11th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the Easter, April 4th, 2021 Service, CLICK HERE
  • The TEXT of the Easter, Apr 4th, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For the VIDEO of the Good Friday, April 2nd, 2021 Service, CLICK HERE
  • The TEXT of the Good Friday, Apr 2nd, 2021 Service can be viewed HERE
  • For previous services Click Here.
  • Paper copies of the Service Texts are available on request – leave message at the church office: 613-623-4562.
  • We respond to all phone and email messages