These services are for those households who work in the medical field or who are otherwise around high-risk individuals. (If you are at high-risk yourself and are not sure whether or not you should come to this service, but you desire the Sacrament, please contact me. I’m happy to visit you privately, whether that’s in your home, on your porch, or meeting you at church by appointment.)
These are the extra-precautions we’ll be taking during this weekly service:
- Masks are required from the time you enter, the entire duration of the service, and until you exit the building. Read below about choosing masks.
- There will be no singing at all. The liturgy will be spoken only.
- The front door and the back door (in the sacristy) will remain open to provide for ventilation, which means it will be cold even with the heater running; so dress warmly!
- For distribution of the Lord’s Supper, each household’s elements (hosts and individuals cups) will be set out on tables and clearly indicated with the household name. I will consecrate them all from a safe distance with mask on. Once consecrated, I will call up each household, one at a time. (There will be no usher for these services.)
- I will dismiss each household at the end of the service.
According to the CDC, you should choose masks that…
- Have two or more layers of washable, breathable fabric
- Completely cover your nose and mouth
- Fit snugly against the sides of your face and don’t have gaps.
- DO NOT CHOOSE MASKS THAT…
- Are made of fabric that makes it hard to breath, for example, vinyl
- Have exhalation valves or vents which allow virus particles to escape
- Regarding Gaiters: Wear a gaiter with two layers, or fold it to make two layers
- If you wear glasses, find a mask that fits closely over your nose or one that has a nose wire to limit fogging.
Comments, questions, suggestions? Let me know.
In His Service,