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Worship Gathering Update

Submitted by Office Manager on May 5, 2020 - 10:33am

Worship Gathering Update-

We know that everyone is interested in getting back to gathering on Sunday mornings.  It is part of our larger human desires to just “get back to normal.”

 

We understand that and we hear that so we are looking at ways to do it safely and effectively for all of our church family and those we ‘touch’ through our ministries.  We have many people who are at ‘high-risk’ for complications from COVID-19 and we need to be mindful of everyone’s needs.

 

We are constantly updating ourselves on the information coming from the CDC, Public Health, and the Grand Canyon Synod.  This will help us plan a phased return to worship at church. Your church council and leadership is meeting every Monday evening to discuss how to do this best and to gather and share the information we receive.

 

What that may look like is not definite at this point. We are looking at (perhaps) May 31st- Pentecost, to begin the process.

It will require social distancing, masks, enhanced cleaning and disinfection between uses, and a variety of worship adjustments at the very least. 

Some things we know now:

+ Smaller worship sizes

+ No LLL/Fellowship Time

+ No physical passing of the peace

+ Modified communion

We will pass on more as we know more.  We will also be continuing live streaming on FaceBook and the use of Zoom to continue to include as many people as possible.

 

This is a different time to be church:

+ but we follow the one who brings new life;

+ we are Lutherans and understand the need to reform and change;

+ we are Christians who understand that we have been called to serve and love our neighbor.

 

Stay tuned for more updates, but in the meantime, continue to join us for worship online; call/text/email/mail one another; and see how else you can respond out of God’s grace bestowed on you in this time. Remember- GRACE is our mission!

 

Grace and Peace be with us all-

 

Dr. Kim Ogden                                                       Rev. David Pavesic                                             

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