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July 5 Outdoor Worship Service

We are having another Outdoor Worship this Sunday, July 5, beginning at 8:30am. The service will be in front of the church in the parking area. Since it is Independence Day weekend, you are encouraged to wear something patriotic such as red, white and blue!

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays we will continue to have Online Worship without communion. Online services will also be provided for the 1st and 3rd Sundays, with communion included, for those that should not get out in public, or do not feel safe doing so.

The outdoor service can be attended either by staying in your car and listening to the radio broadcast at 87.9 FM, or by bringing your own chair and sitting under the trees in the shade. Social distancing will be followed.

We will celebrate Holy Communion, and you are encouraged to bring your own communion elements as you have been doing, but we do have some sealed communion cups with wafers and will make them available.

The length of the services will be a little shorter than normal due to the heat. Musical elements of the liturgy will not be included, and hymns will be kept to a minimum with one verse at the beginning and one at the end of the service.  

Bulletins will be provided by email a few days before each service. You can either print your own or follow along on your phone or iPad.  There will be some printed copies available for those who need them, and those will be printed on Thursday so that any viral germs should be gone by Sunday.

When you drive into the parking lot on Sunday morning you will be stopped by an usher and asked if you plan to stay in your car for the service or if you brought chairs and want to sit outside. You will then be directed where to park. There will be reserved parking up front for those wishing to stay in their cars.  These parking lot ushers will also have a container available to collect offerings, or you can bring them to the table up front.

There will be a table set up with some pre-filled communion cups, some printed bulletins, and an offering container. Please help yourself if sitting outside. For those wishing to remain in their car, Laurie plans to pass the supplies around right before the service begins.

For everyone’s safety please follow social distancing guidelines by staying a minimum of 6 feet away from everyone not in your family. This includes before and after the service. If you wish to visit with others please keep your distance, and preferably wear a mask. We are leaving the wearing of masks up to each individual, but it would be best for everyone if you do wear a mask.  Remember, you are showing your care for others by wearing a mask!

Casual and cool attire is encouraged!  Also, bring your own bottle of water to stay hydrated!

In case of a prediction of weather too severe to meet outdoors the Church Council will make a decision on that Saturday to possibly call off the service. If this should happen, we will notify everyone by several sources. Notices will be placed on FaceBook, on the church website, and sent out by email. We are also setting up a Phone Tree so that we can either text or call everyone to be sure you know the plan.  If the weather is predicted to be bad please check your email and other sources to find out what is planned.

Concerning restroom usage, we ask that you consider using them for emergencies only. If you do have to use the restroom, you will need to enter through the door in the Educational building. We will have an usher at the door, and only one person (or family) is allowed in the building at a time. The usher will open the door for you and will wipe down the faucet and flush handle following each use. Do not go anywhere in the building other than directly to the restroom and back out. If you touch anything it has to be sanitized, and to do that we need to know what all has been touched. Absolutely no children are allowed in the building alone. A parent must accompany their child (ages 12 and under) to the restroom.

Children are required to stay with their parents at all times, and they are not allowed to use the playground.

We are strictly following the guidelines set forth by our insurance company in order to be covered in case someone was to get Covid. Our objective is to keep everyone as safe as we possibly can, and still provide a meaningful worship service for all.  


UPDATED PLANS FOR JUNE WORSHIP & COMMUNION

June 12, 2020

The Worship Committee and Church Council are pleased to announce the start-up of Outdoor Worship Services.

As of now we plan to have Outdoor Worship on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month, beginning at 8:30am. The first one will be June 21, followed by July 5 and July 19. Plans are to have these services in the front of the church. The Worship Committee will continue to meet as needed to make changes to these services if needed, and to plan for future services.

On the 2nd and 4th Sundays we will continue to have Online Worship without communion. Online services will also be provided for the 1st and 3rd Sundays, with communion included, for those that should not get out in public, or do not feel safe doing so.

These outdoor services can be attended either by staying in your car and listening to the radio broadcast at 87.9 FM, or by bringing your own chair and sitting under the trees in the shade. Social distancing will be followed.

We will celebrate Holy Communion, and you are encouraged to bring your own communion elements as you have been doing, but we have also ordered some sealed communion cups with wafers and will make them available.

The length of the services will be a little shorter than normal due to the heat. Musical elements of the liturgy will not be included and we will only have one hymn and some instrumental music.

Bulletins will be provided by email a few days before each service. You can either print your own or follow along on your phone or iPad.  There will be some printed copies available for those who need them, and those will be printed on Thursday so that any viral germs should be gone by Sunday.

When you drive into the parking lot on Sunday morning you will be stopped by an usher and asked if you plan to stay in your car for the service or if you brought chairs and want to sit outside. You will then be directed where to park. There will be reserved parking up front for those wishing to stay in their cars.  These parking lot ushers will also have a container available to collect offerings, or you can bring them to the table up front.

There will be a table set up with some pre-filled communion cups, some printed bulletins, and an offering container. Please help yourself, or ask a parking lot attendant to get something for you if you are staying in your car.

For everyone’s safety please follow social distancing guidelines by staying a minimum of 6 feet away from everyone not in your family. This includes before and after the service. If you wish to visit with others please keep your distance, and preferably wear a mask. We are leaving the wearing of masks up to each individual, but it would be best for everyone if you do wear a mask.  Remember, you are showing your care for others by wearing a mask!

Casual and cool attire is encouraged!  Also, bring your own bottle of water to stay hydrated!

In case of a prediction of weather too severe to meet outdoors the Church Council will make a decision on that Saturday to possibly call off the service. If this should happen, we will notify everyone by several sources. Notices will be placed on FaceBook, on the church website, and sent out by email. We are also setting up a Phone Tree so that we can either text or call everyone to be sure you know the plan.  If the weather is predicted to be bad please check your email and other sources to find out what is planned.

Concerning restroom usage, we ask that you consider using them for emergencies only. If you do have to use the restroom, you will need to enter through the door in the Educational building. We will have an usher at the door, and only one person (or family) is allowed in the building at a time. The usher will open the door for you and will wipe down the faucet and flush handle following each use. Do not go anywhere in the building other than directly to the restroom and back out. If you touch anything it has to be sanitized, and to do that we need to know what all has been touched. Absolutely no children are allowed in the building alone. A parent must accompany their child (ages 12 and under) to the restroom.

Children are required to stay with their parents at all times, and they are not allowed to use the playground.

This may all seem harsh, but we have to follow all the guidelines set forth by our insurance company in order to be covered in case someone was to get Covid. Our objective is to keep everyone as safe as we possibly can, and still provide a meaningful worship service for all.  





 

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