Pastor Joel and your Board of Lay Ministry have discussed and decided on the following protocols as we begin worshiping in person on June 7th.  Please contact Pastor Joel or your lay minister if you have any questions.

The shorter summary list is below.  Please click HERE if you wish to read the longer more detailed list.

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for Returning to Worship

Common Sense Requests
• Please stay home if you are ill.
• Please know the risks and choose wisely whether you should attend worship in person.

General Guidelines
• Please wash your hands often.
• Please avoid touching your face.
• Please cover coughs and sneezes.
• Please social distance yourself at least 6 feet from the people around you.
• All frequently touched surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected.
• Only the family bathroom will be available.
• Do not enter the areas beyond the narthex.
• We are limited to 50 people per worship service.

Arriving for the Divine Service
• Narthex and sanctuary doors will be opened for you.
• Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex.
• You are encouraged, but not required, to wear a face covering.
• No bulletins, Narthex News, or hymnals will be handed out.
• An offering plate will be available in the narthex to be used prior to the worship service.
• Please do not shake hands, hug, or touch people in greeting.
• Please do not congregate in the narthex.
• Please seat yourself in the frontmost pew available.
• Please seat yourself (and your family) at least 6 feet from others in the same pew.
• Practice Christian love and do not judge each other.

During the Divine Service
• Remain in your seat except when receiving Holy Communion.
• Please do not shake hands, hug, or touch people in greeting.
• There will be no sharing of the peace during the worship service.
• Continuous Communion will be used during the Service of the Sacrament.
• Pastor will be distributing both the body and blood of Jesus.
• Please cup your hands to receive the body of Christ.
• Please grab the bottom of the individual cup to receive the blood of Christ.
• Please dispose of your empty individual cup in the receptacle provided.
• Practice Christian love and do not judge each other.

After the Divine Service
• Please usher yourself out once the pews behind you have been vacated.
• Our Bible study will be held in the sanctuary until further notice.
• Pastor will not be shaking hands or hugging.
• Please do not shake hands, hug, or touch people in greeting.
• Please do not congregate in the narthex.
• Practice Christian love and do not judge each other.

Every Day Practices
• Please continue to pray for our church and our government.
• Please be patient and forgiving, respecting the Christian liberty of others.

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