What to expect when we worship in the sanctuary now: (September 20, 2020 and following)*
*As long as it is technologically possible, we will continue to stream all services through Facebook Live
Enter through the front doors (under the steeple). These two doors are entrance only. The ramp door is also available if necessary.
Masks are required in the building. The Council is asking all of us to model Jesus Christ by taking this seriously. Please be respectful and gentle around this issue in the church.
Pick up your own bulletin or other material from the table in the foyer. Take a mask if you need one. Take other materials (devotionals, magazines, newsletters) as desired. Sign up for tasks, if you are willing and able to serve.
There will be a basket just inside the main doors for your offering. Please put it in there and know that we are grateful for your generosity.
Please choose a pew. Families and household groups may sit together. We encourage spacing of 6 feet where possible between people who do not live or normally socialize together. Pews can generally hold one family (3+ people), 1 couple and 1 single person (sitting apart on the ends), or 3 singles people (spaced out along the pew).
At this time, we are still refraining from congregational singing. We have not omitted all the congregation responses from the liturgy, so you may participate in the spoken responses.
When we have communion, Pastor Julia will consecrate the elements at the altar during the service. After the blessing and dismissal, she will wash her hands and prepare for distribution at a table in the Parish Hall. You will be dismissed for communion by row, by an usher. Carry everything with you when you leave your row. When you have received communion, please exit the building from Parish Hall, either down the hall or through the door to the steps and the ramp. If you do not wish to receive communion, you may exit through the ramp door from the sanctuary when your row is dismissed.
For children: we will have children’s bulletins available. At this time, we do not have any crayons, colored pencils, or other similar resources generally available. You can bring some from home or we can assign a baggie for your child/children. Children’s sermons will be taped separately from the regular service and shared via social media. This may change in the future. Your children are still very, very welcome and are encouraged to attend.
You can stream services online through our Facebook page (9am Sundays)