After several well received outdoor midweek services on Wednesday evenings this past summer, we are going to use the outdoor chapel to resume our regular Saturday night service @ 5 PM. Bring your lawn chairs (or use our benches) and masks and join us for this simple service of Word and Sacrament. Starting this Saturday September 12, we will continue to gather each Saturday night @ 5 PM for as long as weather and daylight will allow.
Of course, if there are any weather challenges and you are wondering if it is still happening, check your email, our Facebook page, or the church website for cancellations. If nothing is posted, we are on! And if worship is cancelled, make plans for dinner and view digital worship which will be posted
later that evening or with the sunrise on Sunday.
For those of you who are coming with health concerns, here are a few things worth knowing:
--Social distancing with your own lawn chairs or wiped down chapel
benches will be encouraged and facilitated.
- Worshipers (except children 2 and younger) should be masked while
seated together in chapel.
- Hand sanitizer will be accessible
- There will be no shaking of hands, hugging, or sharing of the peace
- Hymnals will not be used. Everything you need will be printed on
bulletin which can then be taken home or left in recycling bin,
- An offering will not be taken but baskets will be left near chapel
entrance for your offerings.
- Holy Communion, for those who desire to receive,
will also be socially distanced with careful instructions and the wafer
(host) only for distribution.
. Keep your eyes open for more learning, service, and fellowship opportunities in the weeks to come, all part of our staged reopening. We are committed to gathering folks in a welcoming and safe manner. Please pray for the people and mission of St. Andrew's in the midst of COVID, construction, and the needs of our communities. See you in church!