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GUIDELINES FROM FR. CHARLES MYERS REGARDING IN-PERSON WORSHIP

The precautions that The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist will take for the safety and health of those wishing to attend as softly open on Sunday June 21st:

  • Under the direction of Junior Warden, Pete Boyd and Kevin Andrews, Assistant Junior Warden the Church will be thoroughly sanitized and wiped down by Veritas Cleaning Company. This will happen on June 16th.
  • Entrance to the Church unless it is Sunday Morning will be from the side Counter’s Door or around the back entrance into the parish hall.
  • We will be doing tracing by having everyone sign in who comes into the building during the week and taking sight attendance on Sunday and recording it in case someone gets infected.
  • There will be one Sunday Service at 10am until further notice.
  • Masks will be required by everyone who wants to attend the service. If someone forgets their mask one will be provided for them, but you cannot be in the service without a mask.
  • Pews will be marked to ensure social distancing seating.
  • There will be no choir singing, instead we will continue with the St John’s Ensemble
  • I will be wearing a mask during the consecration and distribution of Holy Eucharist. I will not be wearing a mask preaching.
  • Holy Communion will be distributed in Bread only. However, this Bread will be preintincted in Consecrated Wine. I will use “holy tongs” to place it in your hand.
  • Though I know it is our custom to kneel and receive Communion, in this initial phase of reopening, communion will be received by coming up to the front of the altar, standing, and I will give you Communion

Services will continue to be live streamed for those who are not yet comfortable with meeting in groups.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS IN CHURCH BULLETIN AND PHONE TREE

In order to ensure that your organization’s announcement is printed in the church bulletin or included in the weekly Telephone Tree message they should be submitted to the church office by Wednesday at 3:00 PM.

PARISH HALL RENTAL PROCEDURES

You must complete an “Application for use of the Pinder Parish Hall” for all special events. This application can be found in the church office or above the display table in the Parish Hall. Applications must be submitted at least one month prior to the event. Thank you for your cooperation!

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK

The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist is now on Facebook. Post your photos and share our news and events. Join us as we prepare the Way of the Lord to those on Facebook. Visit us on Facebook @ www.facebook.com/OrlandoForerunner

THE FORERUNNER

If you have news of personal achievements, a new job, school awards, etc. please email it to krisjac@bellsouth.net or leave it in the Church Office.

Business ads are now being solicited. Publicize your business, group  event  in color ad or classified listing. See Krisita Jackson for information about ad rates.

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO MAKE YOUR PLEDGE

Please see an Usher if you need a pledge card to make you commitment. Our goal is still 100% participation. No matter how large or small your contribution is important. If you have questions about your pledge, please see Janet Pinder, treasurer.

FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS NEEDED

The Food Pantry is bare. Remember each week to drop a can or other non-perishable food item in the basket in the Narthex to help your Social Concerns Committee help feed those who are in need in our own neighborhood. ONE CAN DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

USHERS

Volunteers are needed to serve as ushers for the 10:00 AM Service. If you are interested in joining this very important ministry, please contact Mr. Roopchand Chandoo.

UNION OF BLACK EPISCOPALIANS

The Central Florida Chapter of The Union of Black Episcopalians meets monthly on the second Saturday of each month at 10:00 AM in the Pinder Parish Hall. For more information about how you can participate, please contact Dr. John Robertson, UBE President or any UBE member.

PASTORAL CARE

If you or someone you know is in need of a pastoral visit, call or hospital visit, please contact the church office at 407-295-1923.