Sanctuary Address 185 S. Center St. Orange Ca 92866
Walker Hall Address 184 S. Shaffer St. Orange Ca 92866
Mailing Address 154 S. Shaffer St. Orange Ca 92866
Inauguration Day Discussion
JANUARY 20, 2021
A Special Inauguration Discussion with Pastor Tim and Pastor Trevor. Our nation, like our faith, is strong. Our discussions are robust and impactful. And the Lord is present in all we do. He is with us now and He is with us always. Join Pastor Klinkenberg and Pastor Van Blarcom in a intriguing discussion about Christian faith in a time of politics and transition.
A psalm of David.
The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
JANUARY 6, 2021
A special video message from Pastor Tim concerning today's events.
28 And we know that in all things God works for the goodof those who love him, whohave been calledaccording to his purpose.29 For those God foreknewhe also predestinedto be conformed to the image of his Son,that he might be the firstbornamong many brothers and sisters.30 And those he predestined,he also called;those he called, he also justified;those he justified, he also glorified.
More Than Conquerors
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things?If God is for us,who can be against us?32 He who did not spare his own Son,but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?33 Who will bring any chargeagainst those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies.34 Who then is the one who condemns?No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of Godand is also interceding for us.35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerorsthrough him who loved us.38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,neither the present nor the future,nor any powers,39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of Godthat is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
// COVID-19 UPDATE //
DEC. 10, 2020
UPDATE: The State of California has adjusted the guidelines for Orange County. As a result, St. John's In-Venue Services will be ONLINE ONLY until further notice. There will be no change to the Outdoor Worship Services.
CURRENT WORSHIP SCHEDULE:
• 8:00 am ONLINE ONLY, Live-Streamed from The Sanctuary • 9:00 amOutdoorService under the tents • 10:30amONLINE ONLY, Live-Streamed from Walker Hall NOTE: the 6pm Outdoor Service is discontinued until further notice due to COLD weather and low attendance.
Reservations are REQUIRED. On Campus on the School Yard (Bring Your Own Chair) Please see the FAQ section for more details about the outdoor on-campus services.
Seating in the OUTDOOR worship service is limited for now to allow for social distancing. Therefore, you must reserve a seat making an online reservation if you plan to attend. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins – an online reservation is required.
Sunday 8:00am – Church ONLINE / Live Stream from The Sanctuary Sunday 10:30am – Church ONLINE / Live Stream from Walker Hall Auditorium
Anyone who is not showing known symptoms of COVID-19 is welcome to attend. We encourage people who might be more vulnerable to the virus to make prayerful and wise decisions about what is best for their personal health. That applies to those 65 and older and those with underlying health issues.
Are senior adults welcome?
Safety is a priority. The CDC's recommendations and the recommendations extended by the State of California encourage people age 65 and older and people with compromised immune systems to stay home as much as possible. Because of love and care for our people, St. John’s strongly encourages those in these at-risk groups to very, strongly consider the risks of attending gatherings of this kind. That being said, we will not stop any individual from attending if they do not show symptoms of illness.
Do I need an online reservation in order to attend?
Yes. Reservations are necessary because the current state guidelines require us to limit our attendance and provide space for physical distance between attendees. Walk-ins will not be allowed.
We recognize this possibility. We ask for your patience and understanding. We are doing our best to accommodate everyone who wants to attend. If you are unable to obtain a reservation, we invite and encourage you to worship with us online.The 9am and the 10:30am services will be Live Streamed.
Are children welcome?
Yes! Children are welcome if they are not showing known symptoms of COVID-19 and can safely follow guidelines. No childcare or children’s programming will be provided. Children must sit with a parent or guardian.
Social Distancing / How will seating be managed in the worship services?
Since seating capacity is reduced based on local or state guidelines, St. John’s is ensuring that proper distancing is maintained during all worship services. Part of that process is asking you to reserve a seat for the worship service you plan to attend! This allows us to manage the number of people attending each service and provide for the physical distance that is required. Click here to make a reservation.Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate walk-ins.
HYGIENE / PROTECTION
Is St. John’s following CDC and Health Department regulations and guidelines?
Yes. COVID-19 is still impacting our community, and your safety and health is important to us. Keep in mind that any movement outside of your home does carry with it certain risks, especially where large numbers of people are gathered. All worship venues are sanitized before and after services and restrooms are cleaned after every use. Hand sanitizer is available for all worshipers. And as always, individuals the feeling under the weather or are considered “high -risk” are encouraged to worship with us online.
Are masks required?
YES, please wear a mask while on the St. John's campus. Current guidelines require this. All volunteers and staff members will be required to wear masks.
Is hand sanitizer provided?
Yes, hand sanitizer is in various locations on St. John’s campus. Attendees are encouraged to use it. You may also provide your own.
IN-PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES
What are the in-person services like?
The services will follow a familiar format and flow that you are used to at St. John’s, with a few modifications to accommodate physical distancing and safety. You will be welcomed at check-in tables where we will confirm your reservation and do a brief health check. We will not provide Paper Bulletins, Hymnals, or Bibles. We encourage you to use your smartphone or tablet to view the Online Bulletin and bring your own Bible if desired. Lyrics and responsive elements will be shown on the screens. Sharing of the Peace, Passing of the Offering Plate and Communion will be offered at the 6pm, outdoor service.
*For the Outdoor Services, worshipers are required to bring their own chairs.
Yes, worship services continue to be offered online each week. Church Online will be Live-Steamed Sunday mornings at 9am form The Sanctuary and at 10:30am from Walker Hall Auditorium.
Will there be communion?
We will be offering The Lord's Supper at the Outdoor Services.
OTHER ST. JOHN’S ACTIVITIES
When will groups begin meeting on St. John’s campus?
No date has been set for when groups will start meeting again on our campus.
Are Life Groups and Bible Studies able to meet on their own?
Each group can decide on their own if they want to gather in person off campus while following social distancing guidelines and other necessary precautions.
What is the plan for VBS this year?
Were are thrilled to offer VBS at Home this year! (June 22-26) With an exciting 5 days including a video-chapel, adventures, games, stories and more, your children can experience VBS like never before. Our team has been hard at work to prepare for this special week, so be sure to check out VBS 2020 on our website and on social media.
When will Sunday School open?
While we are currently unable to offer Sunday School in-person for our littlest worshipers, we are excited to encourage you to enjoy our online experience: Sunday School At Home.
Are the church and school offices open?
St. John’s school and church offices are open with a modified schedule and observing all safety guidelines.
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Health and Safety is a Priority
STATE GUIDELINES The state guidelines for large gatherings are in effect until further notice.
WORSHIP SERVICES HAVE MOVED ONLINE On Sundays we will broadcast a single service that will be streamed at 9:30am. Please worship with us ONLINE. The online services will be available for re-play at any time. We have Sunday School resources Online as well!