LET US PRAY...

   We encourage you to remember the  

           following in your prayers

 

If you have a special prayer to be added to these…please phone Pastor at (847-593-7670) or email him at  jeffgavin@sbcglobal.net

 

                     Prayers as of November 01, 2022

 

WE CALL UPON YOU O LORD JESUS AS OUR GREAT PHYSICIAN,   TO GRANT YOUR PRESENCE AND YOUR HEALING POWERS TO ALL WHO ARE ILL.

 

ESPECIALLY DO WE PRAY FOR: Ron, Vi, Chrystal...

for a son of Yours and a daughter of Yours contending with health challenges...

 

For Ron, Joanne, Marilyn, Chad, Lillian, Allison, Jerri, Mary, Dorothy,

Sharon, Paula,  Bob, Lisa, Kathrine & Charlie, Joe, Al, Dean...

ALL THESE WHO ARE RELATIVES OR FRIENDS OF OUR ST JOHN FAMILY.

 

AS WELL AS FOR ALL WITHIN OUR ST JOHN FAMILY, WITHIN OUR OWN FAMILIES, OR AMONG OUR FRIENDS, WHO NEED TO BE TOUCHED BY YOU.

 

GRANT O LORD, YOUR PRESENCE AND STRENGTH TO THESE YOUR CHILDREN AND TO THEIR FAMILIES AS THEY LOOK TO YOU AS THE LORD OF THEIR LIVES.

                  

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AND WE CALL UPON YOU DEAR LORD AS THE LORD OF ALL NATIONS AND THE LORD OF OUR LAND…BE WITH AND BLESS YOUR PEOPLE AND YOUR WORLD.

 

We continue to pray for your protective hand to be upon us in this time of a continuing going global pandemic; and grant mercy to your world's people.

 

We pray you O Lord, to extend your hand of protection and comfort to the people of Ukraine, put an end to this war and restore peace.

 

ALL THESE THINGS DO WE PRAY, IN THE NAME OF YOU, OUR DEAR SAVIOR AND LORD, JESUS CHRIST.  -  AMEN.  

 

 

                  IN PERSON WORSHIP

                    (Revised 05.2022)

                                   

       We have implemented the following for the protection of all:

 

1.  No ushers will be used.

2.  Bulletins will be available to be taken by each person...

       after the service…please take the bulletin with you and dispose

       of it at home.

3.  Personal distancing is encouraged (with the exception of 

        spouses and family).

4.  Pastor will not greet you at the door, but is available to talk.

5.  Wearing of a face mask is optional.

         If you would like to wear one, they are available.

6.  Pastor will preach from the pulpit.

7.  Offerings will not be taken during the service by any passing of

         the plates.

      There is a wooden box on the South wall of the narthex into

        which all offerings may be dropped as a person enters or exits

        the church. No Welcome Cards, except for Visitors, will be used.

8.  Regarding Communion…due to health concerns only individual

         cups will be offered.

9.  The procedures for receiving Holy Communion will be as 

         follows... (No ushers will be used.) 

        You will rise from your pew and come forward, on your own,

          keeping the 6 feet social distancing between yourself and

          others, (who are not your family).

      

         From front to back, you, will come down the center aisle to

           where Pastor (wearing gloves and a mask) will give you the 

           wafer as you stand before him. - You will turn, and at the end

           of the communion rail will be  located a tray of individual cups,

           you will take one and drink and carry that cup to a nearby

           pedestal which has upon it a basket into which the empty cup

           can be placed, and then you will return to your pew by the

           side aisle.

     

             In many churches, including Lutheran, this is called

              "pass-by" communion.

       

    Common surfaces will be sanitized prior to each worship service.

We seek to make St John a place where you will feel safe being here.

 

 

      These are unusual times...even in the church.            

      For awhile…there is a “new normal” in our lives

                        to which we need to adapt.