Posted on February 4, 2021 Posted By: Julie Tiedemann
You could say that our church has been through four different seasons since the start of 2020.
Season #1: 10 Sundays (January 2020 through mid-March)… In-Person gatherings, row by row, side by side. Season #2: 14 Sundays (mid-March to mid-June)… Online service only. Season #3: 22 Sundays (late June to mid-November)… In-Person gatherings resume with physical distancing. Season #4: 11 Sundays (late November through January 2021)… Online service only.
This Sunday we enter into a new season as we resume holding In-Person gatherings once again. It is our hope that a sense of normalcy will return to everyday life over the course of these next few months, allowing this season to be long-lasting.
The transition to “normalcy” begins this Sunday morning with two services, the first starting at 8:00 (traditional) and the second at 9:45 (modern). When we resumed gathering In-Person last June, we introduced some basic safeguards that we believed to be sound and will be asking those who plan on attending to put these into practice once again.
If you find yourself in a high-risk category, it would be wise to view the service via the live stream.
Please remain at home if you do not feel well or if you have been around someone who has not been well, and again, be sure to join us by viewing the live stream.
We will continue to ask that everyone (except for health reasons) wear a mask as you enter and as you leave. Once you are seated, you may choose to leave your mask on, or choose to take your mask off.
Please continue to practice physical distancing at all times.
Even as we are seated in every other row, please go out of your way to establish a generous amount of distance between yourself and others when choosing your seat. The room is large enough for us to spread out quite a bit.
While we encourage physical distancing, this does not mean that we discourage socializing with one another. Please greet and engage with one another from a safe distance as you come and go, even as you sit in your seat.
While we don’t often have people sitting in the front row or rows, it would probably be wise to avoid the rows close to the front due to the proximity of those singing on stage.
When using the restroom, please wash your hands thoroughly. Please continue to make use of the hand sanitizer that we have in the foyer and in the Auditorium.
Thank you for your understanding and as always, may the good and common sense that the Lord has given us prevail during our time together!