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The Coronavirus has dominated everyone’s attention over the past few months and our church has done its best to submit to the civil authorities and follow their recommendations [see here, here, here, here, here].

Beginning this coming Lord’s Day, we will be taking another step forward. Our formal liturgy will be restored, bulletins will be printed, and the elements of communion will be served in the pews.

We do want to be sensitive to those who are still self-isolating to some degree, so here are some specific points to consider:

  • There is seating and audio in the library for those who prefer to maintain more “social distance” than the auditorium allows. Arrange the chairs however you wish.
  • Those who do not want to pass the communion plates should simply keep their heads bowed during the distribution so that the elders know not to serve them.
  • If anyone wishes to keep bringing a Psalter Hymnal back and forth to church, that is fine.
  • Getting “back to normal” does not mean being rude, so respect your brethren who choose to wear a mask or who might pass on a handshake. Remember this sermon.

The elders have not yet discussed when our weekly luncheon or second service will be re-instated, so thank you for your continue patience.