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Pascha Picnic

Pascha Sunday  May 2nd

Agape Vespers 1:00pm
(weather permitting)

 Everyone is Invited!

What to bring:

Food  and drinks for your family, and some to share

Plates, cups, utensils

Any thing you need to have a fun day

Grill available to grill your own food-bring your own utensils

Dress:  Casual & comfortable; shorts acceptable for Vespers


Fun Activities

Egg Hunt: Children, please bring something to collect your eggs in.

Games: soccer, Frisbee,

volleyball, corn hole


Bring lawn chairs to sit under the tent

Help IOCC Rebuild in Nassau County

 Volunteer for a day or week to help individuals and families move toward long-term recovery.


  • You must be 18 years old or older
  • You must be local to Nassau County or Jacksonville metro area
  • Provide your own transportation to worksites on a daily basis


  • April 21st-June 23rd, everyday except for Sundays


Go to to sign up.


For more information, contact Krista Hamann: 612-389-7278


Holy Week and Covid Precautions

 Lent ends this Friday and it is with great joy that we will soon be celebrating the Festival of Palms, Holy Week, & Pascha beginning this coming Saturday, Lazarus Saturday.  The Parish Council takes very seriously everyone’s concerns about safety and staying in conformance with our bishop’s guidelines. 


We have rented a 40 X 60 tent that will be installed in the playfield for the well-attended services.  A stage will be installed for the altar area and a floor before the ambo.  Since social distancing will be relaxed to three feet between members of different households, we will mark the ground for 3-0 social distancing and install 70+ socially distanced chairs. 


Everyone is encouraged to wear flat shoes for the larger services that will be under the tent. 

For all indoor services and activities (church, fellowship hall , and youth building), face covering will still be required. To help alleviate any fears, masks are still strongly encouraged for services in the tent area.

Following the Pascha service baskets will be blessed outside at the pavilion area.  We will have our Pascha picnic following Agape Vespers. 

Discontinuation of Signups

 Unless conditions change, signing up in advance is no longer necessary to attend any of the services. 

Potential Cessation of Covid Precautions

 We have a blessing to cease Covid precautions after 8 weeks of vaccine availability to those 16 and older.  Some have raised concerns that this is too premature.  The SJM Parish Council will meet in near the end of May to evaluate/assess current conditions.  Please understand that there are some that feel that we are being over cautious and there are others that feel these precautions are unnecessary.  The church is conciliar, so we will prayerfully and carefully approach this with everyone’s best interest in mind.  

No sign up for PreSanctified Liturgy

Because of attendance levels, we find it no longer necessary to ask people to sign up for PreSanctified Liturgy.
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