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Order Christmas Flowers by 12/6

Help beautify the sanctuary this Christmas with flowers to the glory of God, in honor of, or in memory of a loved one. Use the form below to place your order. Payment can be turned in to the Tracey in the church office.

 

 

In-person Services Resume Nov. 22

After two weeks off, we are pleased to resume in-person worship on Sunday, November 22. 

Our elders are continually reviewing our procedures to make sure we are acting responsibly and appropriately. To that end, we are adjusting our procedures slightly:

  • Masks and social distancing are still required at the 8:00 a.m. service
  • Masks and social distancing are strongly encouraged at the 10:30 a.m. service, as well.
  • We will be offering you the opportunity to sign up for a service in advance. (Watch for the link in the next few days)
    • To be clear, the purpose of this is to balance the number of people in each service. When you sign up, you will be able to see the number who are already planning on attending each service. If necessary, you can adjust the service you're planning on being at.
    • You can sign up in church each Sunday for the following week's service. You will also be able to sign up online or by calling/texting/emailing Pastor Stolarczyk
  • We will also ask you to sign in at each service-- not just for communion, as we've traditionally done.

The purpose of these measures is to work together so that we can all continue to receive God's Word and sacraments together while also taking reasonable precautions to keep each other safe. If you have any questions or concerns, please speak with your elder or Pastor Stolarczyk.

Services Online-Only Nov. 8 & 15

Due to a rising number of Covid cases state-wide and here in our community, our board of elders has decided to suspend in-person worship on November 8 & 15. 

The decision was made after we received word, within a few days, of roughly half a dozen of our members who tested positive for Covid-19. Although none of them are believed to have been infected at a church event, we wanted to eliminate the chance of any spread occurring through our worship services. Please keep our brothers and sisters in Christ in your prayers as they try to recover from this illness-- as well as the many in our community who are impacted, as well. 

We will continue to livestream our services at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. Adult Bible study will also continue to be held at 9:15 a.m. through the livestream on our Facebook page. 

Thank you for your understanding and or working with us so that we can continue to receive God's word. 

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In-Person Worship Resumes June 7

In-person Worship Resumes June 7

After considerable discussion, the Board of Elders have decided to resume in-person worship on Sunday, June 7. You should have received a separate letter describing the general outline of the plan. Below are a few of the important highlights, but we also want to emphasize that we certainly encourage you to stay home if even the reduced risk is too great a risk for you to take. If you don’t feel comfortable attending, we will continue to stream our services to Facebook and Pastor Stolarczyk is available, as always, to bring you the Lord’s Supper upon request.

  • We are temporarily going to two services, 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
    • 8:00 a.m.-- Stricter social distancing precautions will be enforced
    • 10:00 a.m.—Less restrictive precautions
  • We will have Holy Communion on June 7 in celebration of the reopening of our church. (We will return to our normal schedule of communion services after that, however.)
  • Social Distancing precautions at 8:00 a.m. service will include:
    • Leaving at least one empty pew between households and we will only seat people from two households in the same row if at least 6 feet of separation can be maintained.
    • Masks are strongly encouraged.
    • Extra care will be taken with the distribution of the Lord’s Supper
      • ushering people forward individually
      • we will not be kneeling to receive the bread and wine
      • the elders and pastor will wear masks
      • extra disinfection steps will be included between each communicant
      • additional steps will be covered on June 7
    • We will also ask you to limit your time in the church building, itself, before and after the service—we invite you to visit with one another outside, for example, where appropriate physical distance can be maintained.
  • We will be taking some less obtrusive precautions at the 10:00 a.m. service, as well, especially with the distribution of Holy Communion. We also encourage you to take basic steps. Visiting with one another outside rather than in the narthex, for example, is certainly an easy step we can take that won’t be a great burden.

As we move beyond June 7, we’ll continue to evaluate the steps that we are taking. Thank you in advance for your understanding if we need to make further adjustments based on the best information available and the needs of our congregation and members. If you have any questions please feel free to contact your elder or Pastor Stolarczyk.

 

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