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In-Person and Online Worship and Social Media Links

Worship: In person in our Building and Online or on the Phone

Here at St. John’s Church in Lockport, the center of our faith life is our Worship. COVID-19 does not keep us from worshipping. Even though not all people are able to physically come to St. John’s, we are fully committed to bringing our “house of prayer for all people” to you. We gather in a new way. Offering In-person and Virtual Worship gives us an opportunity to see and hear each other in our church building, on our phones, and on our computers. It helps us to reach people who might not normally come to church on Sunday morning as well as members who would if they could. This method of praying together helps us to remember that church is not just a building.  It is the people of God being present with each other all over the world.

All are welcome to take part in our services. We also invite you to submit prayer requests for yourself, those you love, and the world. Email them to vicar@stjohns-lockport-il.org or office@stjohns-lockport-il.org.

 

During Phase 4 of the COVID-19 plan, we are keeping our numbers to around 20 at each service.  While not required, it is helpful to know that you are coming.  We require masks, the use of hand sanitizers, being seated only with those in your household, and keeping social distancing.

 

Sunday Worship Schedule

8:30 AM        Our 30-minute service is in our Church Building and Facebook Live (hopefully on FB). We pray, hear, and proclaim scripture and gather as the Body of Christ, participate in the breaking blessing and sharing of Holy Communion.

Here is a link to our Facebook page: St. John’s Episcopal Church

 

10:00 AM       Our 30-minute service is in our Church building and on Zoom. We pray, listen to scripture, have a sermon, pray for the needs of the world, gather as the Body of Christ and participate in Holy Communion.

Here is the Zoom link: 10:00 am service

Meeting ID: 456 202 347
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Here is a link to our Facebook page: St. John’s Episcopal Church

 

Communion at Home: Please let our priest know if you would like to have communion at home and she will arrange for you to partake in this way during our services.

 

Tips and Tricks for Online Worship

 Are you new to virtual worship? Want to enhance your experience? Take a moment to look through these tips.

Here are some ideas for getting the most out of online worship:

  • Light a candle to give your worship experience a sense of centeredness
  • Download the leaflet before the service — view it on your tablet or phone or print out to follow along. The links to the leaflets will be sent out with our weekly e-missioner.
  • Say the responses and sing along with us!
  • You can offer prayers and exchange peace with others in the comments section
  • To add names for the prayers, please email them to: office@stjohns-lockport-il.org
  • Pass the plate — digitally! Make an offering at http://stjohns-lockport-il.org/giving-2/
  • Sign up here to receive our weekly emails to find more about our ministries:
  • Have you discovered your own Tips & Tricks for worship? We would love to know! Email our Vicar Shawn Schreiner