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.

  • Traditional service (Rite II) Sundays at 9 am (reservations encouraged)
    The traditional service will be outdoors at 10 am Sunday, January 17
    Reserve your place at the traditional service
  • Worship at The Table Sundays in the Hall Life Center at 11 am (reservations encouraged)
    There will be no contemporary service Sunday, January 17. Join us for the traditional service at 10 am to welcome the Rev. Dr. R. Leigh Spruill to St. John the Divine!
    Reserve your place at the contemporary service at The Table
  • Traditional service (Rite II) Sundays at 5 pm (no reservation required)
  • Evening Prayer Weekdays in the Chapel at 5:30 pm (no reservation required)

For your safety and the safety of all our beloved parishioners, visitors, and staff, we follow the following procedures:

  • Attendance will be limited to allow for appropriate social distancing.
  • For the services requiring reservations, please reserve ONE (1) ticket for your family group. Limited seating is available for families of up to six (6) people. Larger families will need to reserve more than one ticket.
  • Social distancing will be enforced, but family groups will be seated together.
  • Everyone older than 2 years old must wear masks or other cloth face coverings. Please bring your own.
  • If you are in a higher-risk group, please consider continuing to join us virtually.
  • There will be no congregational singing at this time.

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.