Resuming Worship Safely at St. Mary's
Open Doors: The Path Toward Resuming Public Worship at St. Mary's:
We celebrated our first service of public worship at the outside altar on July 19 at 10 AM, following all the important safety guidelines as outlined below. For worship dates in August, please see below.
Please know that services will continue to be broadcast indefinitely on Sundays at 10 AM, Mondays at 9:30 AM and Wednesdays at noon. (Monday and Wednesday services will be suspended in August.)
While I, like many, am keen to worship together again, I believe it is prudent, necessary, and important that we take care of each other now by being careful in our behavior as we follow all the necessary guidelines in order to keep us safe and healthy.
I am starkly aware that this has been a challenging time for many of us, yet I am also cognizant of the grave responsibility we have to care for one another.
As always, be assured of my daily prayers, and I humbly ask for yours.
Blessings of wholeness and peace,
Practical Guidelines for Resuming Public Worship:
Wear masks at all times;
Sanitize hands before and during services, before receiving communion, and when leaving. Please bring your hand sanitizer along with you;
Always keep safe distancing;
Please bring your own chairs;
No coffee hour, for the time being;
When Holy Eucharist is celebrated, the people will receive in one kind only (the host);
Details of receiving communion will be explained at the time of celebration.
Please note dates:
August Sundays at 10 AM: Morning Prayer at the outside altar/or in church;
September 6 at 10 AM: Mass in the church;
Details of post Labor Day arrangements will follow in due course;
Live podcasts of the services will also be broadcast during July and August. And beyond, as may be prudent.
The church building will be regularly disinfected.