St. John in the Wilderness
Happy Easter! We welcome you to The Episcopal Church of St. John in the Wilderness in Flat Rock, NC. We hope you will join us for worship soon and look forward to getting to know you better.
Please read the safety information found just below. The 8:45 and 10:00 services are being held in the church, and we are asking you to RSVP as we are worshipping at reduced capacity. We have already subtracted out those helping to set up and lead worship.
Please remember the following protocols for safety. Thank you.
Wear your mask at all times, except when taking Communion. Make sure your mask covers your nose also.
Please keep three feet distance from people who are not in your family.
The updated guidelines from our diocese say that parishioners are invited to join in singing from behind their masks.
We will have bulletins for you. You may bring your own Book of Common Prayer if you would prefer, but there will not be Books of Common Prayer or Hymnals in the pews. Please either take your bulletin home to reflect deeper on the readings and prayers or place them in the recycling bin after the service.
Though we cannot guarantee safety, we have made many efforts to be safer, including investing in the latest air filtration technology for our church HVAC system and taking the steps outlined above. We will also do our best to air out the church between services and we are encouraged by the large number of parishioners who have been vaccinated. Thank you for sharing in the responsibility to gather safely. Let us continue to look towards the needs of others, to welcome all graciously even in tense times, and live into the Eucharistic spirit of thankfulness for all of God's gifts, including one another.