ST. STEPHEN RETURNS TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP AT CHURCH
After our in-person worship first test in August, and a period of waiting and discussion, we are ready to provide worship once more. On Sunday, September 20th, we will once more be worshipping in the building at 9:00 AM. However, things may not be quite as you remember them.
There will be a check in process at the side door, where everyone is asked to enter and exit from. Temperatures will be checked, face masks must be worn (covering nose and mouth). A mask will be provided if you forgot yours. A few questions will be asked at check-in, primarly to ensure that everyone stays as safe and healthy as possible. Hand sanitizer stations will be posted for frequent use, and safe physical distancing is a must. Volunteers will help worshippers find a seat that is appropriately distanced from others.
In lieu of worship bulletins, worship guidance will come from an overhead projection on to a large screen. Communion and hymn singing will be suspended until further notice. Announcements and other materials may be made available as worshippers leave the building.
Worship videos (with music and hymns) will continue to be created and posted each week for those unable to attend, and those who are at risk and rightly choosing to stay home a little longer. Weekly mailings for announcements, worship bulletins, and sermons will continue to be sent via email/postal mail for those who need them. In addition, we hope to broadcast our in-person worship on FaceBook Live for those who wish to see it.
As we begin this next chanpter for our congregation, we are comforted in knowing that one thing that will never change is that Christ has been and will continue to be with us in worship, where ever we gather or view, however we pray or ponder God's words. God be with you until we meet again!
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