We have begun regular onsite services! At St. John the Divine, we love our neighbor, and we will be taking precautions to reduce the risk to their safety as we re-gather in person. Reservations are encouraged for Sunday morning services to save your seat and to save you time in service check-in. Download and print the check-in form here.
For your safety and the safety of all our beloved parishioners, visitors, and staff, we follow the following procedures:
Where should I park? Self-parking will be available in both the River Oaks and Westheimer lots. There will be no valet parking available at this time.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Yes. Please bring your ticket - or a virtual copy - to check in at the designated spots in Sumners Hall.
Can my family be seated together? Family groups of six or fewer will be seated together. Larger family groups will be separated into smaller groups.
When should I arrive? Sumners Hall will open at 8:30 am for check-in.
What are the rules for entry? All groups will check-in in Sumners Hall and will be assigned a specific pew for seating in the sanctuary. Ushers will direct you to the correct pew after you check-in. Please do stay home if you are not feeling well.
Are masks required? Yes, all attendees older than 2 must wear a mask at all times while on the SJD campus.
Will the nursery be open? There will be no nursery or childcare services at this time.
Will there be fellowship time? There will no fellowship time before or after services until further notice. Please learn more about our virtual Sunday School and coffee hours by clicking here.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends? Please update the name on your ticket to match the person/people attending by clicking the "view and manage your order online" link in your confirmation email.
Why do I need to provide so much information to reserve a spot in church? We are requiring reservations with specific attendee names for all in-person worship services as we are required by the Diocese of Texas to inform all attendees if we are notified within 14 days that someone in the service has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Additionally, we are restricted to having no more than 175 individuals in any service. With the six-foot social distancing requirement, it is likely that we can accommodate a maximum of 150 people in either the Church or the Hall Life Center.