The Session has joyfully and prayerfully agreed to return to in seat Worship on March 14, 9:30 a.m. providing the color coded Vaccine chart for Cole County still reflects either YELLOW or GREEN.
The Worship team has been charged with offering the guidelines that we follow: ie: which safety protocols we will adhere to and specificity about details related to masks, distanced seating, no singing, 25 % capacity, RSVP’s, a short service, and the cleaning that takes place before and after the gathering, etc and other recommendations to be announced by the worship committee. We will make every effort to have a joyful and safe homecoming for all who are eager to return (75 is our limit and this includes 6 worship leaders). The Facilities Team volunteer is Marilyn Hofmann. Marilyn will work alongside the Worship team to prepare the hosts/volunteers each Sunday as we all recognize there will be many volunteers needed.
Additionally, Session wholeheartedly agreed to Palm Sunday and Easter Worship being held Porch side weather permitting. The Worship team suggests that this will allow an unlimited number of people to gather in the street and worship.
Livestream remains a weekly option for anyone that chooses. Livestream might be the most viable option for you until all are vaccinated.
As more and more folks are vaccinated this continues to offer better assurance for our Faith Family’s overall wellness. Two weeks after the 2nd dose is the time-frame for being ‘immunized.’
As soon as the Worship committee meets we will be able to joyfully share a plan. As Presbyterians know we love order, but we also all understand that our role is not to cause more confusion and unnecessary delay. The Worship team, Facilities, Pastoral and Worship teammates, will joyfully lead us forward.
Thank you for your trust and prayers, and for your willingness to wait for more updated information to be revealed.
Thank you for your steadfastness in waiting throughout the last 11 months. You are loved and we are eager to welcome you back ‘inside.’