This page will updated as we receive questions and develop answers. Last updated 6/24/2020
As we open the church for in-person services, this is where we will try and answer the questions that will continue to come up in the process.
Service Questions & Answers
- Please plan on coming early. We have to have time for everyone to get through the cleaning/disinfectant station, and then be seated. We suggest trying to get to church 20 minutes before the start of service and certainly no later than 15 minutes.
- Bring a mask so that you can wear it when you are on the church property. We are requiring masks. While we have some extras, we don’t have enough for everyone. So if you can bring your own mask, that would be great.
- Please wait to be seated by an usher.
- Remember that we are trying to practice social distancing (six feet between families) both in the sanctuary and in the fellowship hall, and as much as possible, outside.
- We had to take out both the pew cushions and the hymnals because they would be very difficult to clean. All of the hymns and liturgy will be in the bulletin. If you would like to bring a cushion for the pew, that is also fine.
- We are doing communion distribution by station and standing up. We are not using our usual communion rail. Lord willing, we will not have to continue this practice for long, but that is how we are doing it for now.
Worship, Singing, and Music
Q: How do I register for services?
A: You may register for services by going to our registration page.
Q: Will we continue to have a live streamed service on Sundays?
A: Yes! Our plan right now is to continue to live stream the first service on Sunday mornings. So the live stream will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Facebook.
Q: Will there be any changes to parking?
A: We will have some of the parking places blocked off, and encourage you to try and leave an extra space in between cars as much as possible.
Receiving the Lord’s Supper
Q: Are we offering Communion at each service?
A: Yes, however, it will be Continuous communion distribution (standing up), rather than kneeling at the communion rail.
Q: Are children welcome at church?
A: Of course! We do, however, ask that parents keep their children with them at all times.
Basic Health Precautions
Q: Do I really have to wear a mask the whole time I’m in church?
A: Yes. The only exception to this will be when you are receiving the Lord’s Supper. At that point, you may pull your mask down in order to receive our Lord’s Body and Blood.
The guidelines for wearing masks are for those over 2 years old. Please view the guidelines for face coverings as of June 18. We’re trying to navigate what seems reasonable with what is necessary. We will be constantly evaluating that balance.