During COVID-19, our worship life takes a different shape from our normal patterns. To minimize the risk of infection and out of respect for each person’s safety, we are following the guidelines and counsel of our bishops and the Governor not to gather in person indoors. Likewise, the celebration of Holy Eucharist is suspended until further notice.
As coronavirus infection rates drop in our community, and increasing numbers of people are receiving the coronavirus vaccine, restrictions on in-person gatherings are easing. As a result, we will resume outdoor, in-person worship on May 9, 2021 on our back campus at 8 AM (no music) and 10 AM (music). In June we will move the later service to 9 AM. As before, we ask those attending in-person worship to be aware of and abide by our pandemic Covenant. At this time, individuals who have been vaccinated are not required to wear masks outdoors as long as social distancing is observed, with the except of singing.
Our worship is streamed live through our Facebook page each Sunday morning at 10 A.M., including those (seasonal) occasions when we worship in person. In place of Holy Eucharist, we use a liturgy known as ante communion—that portion of the Eucharistic liturgy contained in the Liturgy of the Word in The Book of Common Prayer through the Prayers of the People, bracketed by corporate confession at the start, and closing with the Lord’s Prayer.
While worshiping outdoors singing is permitted with masks. It is recommended that people who are not vaccinated wear double masks. Music is a meaningful and integral part of our worship. Hymns are provided via PDF and hymn texts are embedded in the weekly Order of Service. A copy of this Order of Service and selected music is emailed each week to our members and are available the day before worship as a PDF file on this page of our website for download. Intercessions for the week that follows are also available below for download:
All recorded services from Sundays and Feast Days are uploaded to our YouTube channel.
Sundays at 10:00 via Facebook Live
Sunday school and nursery care is suspended during this time.