SJM Divine Services Preregistration May 10-18, 2020

Guiding principles:

“When you are invited by anyone to a marriage feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest a more eminent man than you be invited by him; and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give place to this man,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. 10 But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher’; then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. 11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”  (Lk 14:8-11)

“ The last shall be first, and the first last.” (Mt 20:16)

When I attended the OCA mission in Gainesville, we had no priest.  A priest came and served Liturgy on Saturday.  We were grateful.  In our household Saturday became Sunday. 

Our goal is to be as evenhanded and equitable as possible to everyone.  Theoretically over this nine-day period 200 people will be able to attend services.

Signing up is on the honor system and will be done through SignUpGenius.  Links will be available on the SJM website under the News/Events tab.

24 hours after SignUpGenius goes live, the alphabetical restrictions and any preferences for people working Monday-Friday will be lifted, and you can sign up for whatever is open. 

Please do not register for more than one Divine Liturgy

Please do not sign up more than one person per line on SignUpGenius or we will not be able to accommodate you.  In other words, a family of five takes five slots, a husband and wife two slots.  We are severely restricted in total attendance. 

If you do not have access to the internet to log in and no one can help you to do this, please call the church office during normal business hours (Tue, Wed Thur, 9a-3p) and we will assist. 

To register click on the date.

Divine Liturgies

Sunday May 10th Divine Liturgy 9a

  • Please give priority to people/parents/families who work Monday-Friday
  • Last name begins with: A, C, E, G, I, K, M, O, Q, S, U, W, Y

Sunday May 10th Divine Liturgy 11a

  • Please give priority to people/parents/families who work Monday-Friday
  • Last name begins with: B, D, F, H, J, L, N, P, R, T, V, X, Z

Monday, May 11th, Divine Liturgy 10a

  • Please give priority to people/families who do not work Monday-Friday

Wednesday May 13th Divine Liturgy 10a (Mid-Pentecost)

  • Please give priority to people/families who are more vulnerable and those who do not work Monday-Friday. Please do not attend if you have been unable to practice strict social distancing over the last 15 days.

Saturday, May 16th-Divine Liturgy 10a

  • Open to all

Sunday, May 17th Divine Liturgy 10a

  • Open to all

Monday, May 18th, Vesperal Liturgy 6p

  • Please give priority to those who are more have practiced social distancing and to those who are more vulnerable. Please do not attend if you have been unable to practice strict social distancing over the last 15 days.

 

Vespers

Saturday, May 9th Great Vespers 6p

  • Sign up, first come, first serve 

Saturday May 16th Great Vespers 6p

  • Sign up, first come, first serve