COVID-19 Protocols

 

Let all you do be done in love.” (1 Corinthians 16:14).

General Protocols for Worship Attendance

  1. Vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask in the church. However, we must still spread out in the sanctuary, honoring the 6-foot rule. 
  2. The following people should continue to wear masks:
  • Those who are not vaccinated – children and adults.
  • Those who are not yet comfortable for whatever reason removing their mask.
  • Clergy and altar servers while serving at the altar.
  • Ushers, while performing usher duties (handing out bulletins, helping people to the altar rail, taking the collection).
  • Anyone serving food.
  1. All should continue to use hand sanitizer before entry, and stay home if you are sick.

Receiving Communion

  1. We will begin to receive wine via the small intinction cup.
  2. Clergy and altar servers will wear masks while at the altar.
  3. Ushers will wear masks when assisting congregants to the altar.
  4. We will still come forward for communion five at a time and space out at the communion rail.
  5. The intinction cup will be offered. It will be filled to the brim. So please hold your wafer at the top and dip in only the bottom part. Be careful not to touch the cup or the wine with your fingers. Return to your seat as soon as you are finished.

Coffee Hour

  1. Eating and drinking are now permitted indoors. The protocols for worship apply to the fellowship hall.
  2. Anyone preparing or serving food in the church needs to wear their masks while handling it.