SAFETY PROTOCOLS FOR ATTENDING WORSHIP

 

  1. If you are feeling unwell or have had a fever within the past 48 hours, you should not attend worship.
  2. The gates and doors are opened at 10:00 A.M., and the building is locked promptly at 10:30 when the service begins. Please understand that because of safety concerns, we cannot unlock the doors to admit latecomers.
  3. We do not require proof of vaccination for attendance at worship. All are welcome. If you have not been fully vaccinated, please be sure to wear a mask that covers both your mouth and your nose, and maintain 6 feet of social distance from other worshipers. In fact, most of our parishioners — even those who are fully vaccinated — choose to wear masks while in the building.
  4. Bulletins for the current Sunday, along with copies of Portals of Prayer, Strength for the Day and seasonal devotions, are available in the narthex.
  5. There is a bottle of hand sanitizer on the welcome table in the narthex, as well as a supply of masks.
  6. To ensure adequate ventilation, the windows are open at all services, even when the air conditioning is on.
  7. Holy Communion is administered by intinction at the front of the chancel. Worshipers seated on the pulpit side of the nave commune first, followed by those seated on the lectern side. Communicants come forward in single file down the center aisle, receive the Blessed Sacrament, and return to their seats by the side aisles. Strips of blue tape on the floor, spaced 6 feet apart, help those waiting in line to maintain social distancing.