Reopening the Church

How do we reopen?

I am asking for you to look over the plan to reopen in-person worship. All worship will be in the Nave as there is not enough room to social distance in the Chapel.

  • Posted out front is a list of expectations.
  • Before you Arrive please make sure you are not ill or have a fever.
  • If you are in any of the Risk Groups or you are caring for someone that is in the Risk Group, please consider not attending in-person.
  • All entry and exit must be through the Narthex ONLY by either the steps or ramp.
  • If you know you have been in contact with anyone with COVID-19 or have been around someone who you know has been around someone with COVID-19, please do not come to church in-person. Watch on Facebook Live or Zoom.
  • The doors to the Nave will be completely open, so that no one will have to touch any door handles.
  • A list of everyone who is in attendance will be kept for each service with date and time done by Fr. Michael or a designated person.
  • Have a mask with you and to wear it or one we will have at the church, it will be required for anyone over 10 years old.
  • The Church will be sanitized for each service.
  • The pews will be marked off, so everyone will know where seating is available.
  • There will be hand sanitizer that must be used when you enter the Narthex.
  • The church will be filled from the front to the back, so that no one will pass by someone else.
  • You can sit in family Household groups.
  • Children must sit with parents, no childcare will be provided.
  • The Offering plate will be in the back, as we will not pass the plate.
  • Everyone will leave at the end of the service from back to front through the Narthex ONLY!
  • There will be no hymn singing, only having a soloist or duet with at least 12ft distance between the Singers and the open pew set for seating.
  • No passing of the peace, other physically greeting in the church or coming forward for Birthday and Anniversary Blessings.
  • No Coffee Hour inside.
  • No Bathrooms usage – in case of an emergency need please use the restrooms by the Parish Hall, using the door in the Narthex, and use Clorox wipes to sanitize anything you touch.
  • No Entry signs will be at all other Entrances.
  • We will continue to have online worship – Zoom and Facebook Live.