COVID YEAR THREE
With the current state of the epidemic and the loosening of State requirements, we continue to monitor recommendations coming from the CDC but it seems that the continuing story of this pandemic is that things do not stay the same for very long. But we adapt. Please take care of yourselves and care for all the people around you. Be a vessel for God’s grace and mercy so that you might be able to touch the lives of others with God’s love.
Masks are optional. But we also need to remember that the CDC is still recommending the wearing of masks by people who are 65+ and/or have complicating health conditions. Each of us will be making our own choices of what to do. Please be considerate of the choices others make. We are asking that those who have speaking parts during the service to remove their masks when they are speaking to help people hear what is being said.
Safe-distancing is still encouraged. The blue tape markers on the pew backs will remain to help guide us where to sit in the sanctuary.
Increased ventilation will continue by leaving open the front door to the sanctuary and a window in the sacristy. So, you may still want to dress warmly.
Communion will be given in both kinds. Extra precautions will be taken to ensure that the chalice is safe. If you wish to intinct rather than drink from the chalice, please give the wafer to the Eucharistic Ministry and she will dip it for you. It will be given at a station in front of the rails. Please follow the direction of the usher about when to come forward.
Singing is not yet reinstated. We are looking at the possibility of returning to singing in stages. Stay tuned for new developments.
Coffee Hour is reinstated with some safety measures. We will be more selective about how food is offered. We ask you to keep safe-distancing in mind. Windows will be opened to improve ventilation.
O God, Grant us, in all our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what you would have us to do,
that the Spirit of wisdom may save us from all false choices, and that in your light we may see light, and in your straight path may not stumble, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.