I’m glad to report that St. Andrew will open again for public worship on Pentecost Sunday, May 31 – a most appropriate time to celebrate the rebirth of our church. George, Sara, and I can’t wait to see you!
Of course, things will be different. To ensure everyone’s safety, the Church Board and staff are taking several measures:
• There will be two services, at 8:30 and 10:00 a.m., to allow for more social distance.
• We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask. If you can, please bring your own; there will also be plenty at the church.
• We’ll use every other pew and encourage lots of space between households. The pews will be cleaned between services with a chlorine mist that is effective against COVID-19, and then we’ll alternate pews for the second service.
• Services will be somewhat shorter. If you need to get up and move at any point – say, if you have a restless child, or just need to stretch your legs – that’s fine.
• Gifts and tithes may be made at the door.
• For the time being, there will be no choir, Sunday school, or child care.
• Services will be recorded in their entirety and posted on the church’s website each Sunday afternoon.
George, Sara, and I will demonstrate these and other changes in an online message soon. Here are some other things you can expect: There will be plenty of good news. There will be music to stir your soul. There will be love, hope, joy, and peace.
For those who are relatively young and healthy – we’d welcome volunteers to augment our usher team.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call. We so look forward to being with you!