Latest News from our Interim Rector
Update From April 25, 2021
At the Mission Leadership Team meeting on Wednesday, April 21st we agreed to a gradual return to having more normal services. For Holy Week and Easter, we began processing in and out from the back of the church with the choir.
On April 18, 2021, we put the Hymnals and Prayer Books back in the pews. We will continue to print the whole service in the bulletin since many people found that most helpful. We will no longer have lectionary inserts in the bulletins but will simply put the lessons in the bulletin as a part of the service.
On May 2, 2021, we will return to having coffee hour after the 10 A.M. service for those who wish. Please wear a mask while getting your food and drink and then take it off when you choose your table. We will use disposable utensils, plates, and cups. Also please place your trash in the containers before leaving. The tables and other surfaces will be cleaned and disinfected during the week.
On Trinity Sunday, May 30th we will again start bringing up the gifts at the offertory.
For the time being, we will still have communion on the floor of the church. Many have problems with the steps up to the communion rail so it is best to continue to come down to the floor and offer communion to all. Please maintain appropriate social distance as you come up for communion. The bread and wine are both available. You may continue to receive only the bread if you wish. Taking communion under either kind offers you the whole Jesus in communion.
We will still maintain the collection plates at the back of the church for your offerings. They are collected after the 10 A. M. service by the counters for processing. You can mail in your contributions and they will be added to the collection plate on Sunday. If you donate food we will continue to bring those gifts up at the offertory to present for a blessing.
We will not restart the communion to shut-ins after the Sunday service for a while. The nursing homes require an appointment at present. For the time being Father Stormer and Deacon Don will oversee this.
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Mission Leadership Team and Father Stormer