In Person Services Return
Sunday, October 4, we will begin to gather as a church family for a service of
Holy Eucharist at 10:00 a.m. Reservations will be necessary, so please
read the detail below.
morning service has been on hiatus since mid-March due to the Covid-19
Pandemic. The Bishop had originally asked all the congregations to halt
gatherings until plans could be put in place to assure a safe environment for
all worshippers. Over the last several weeks, we have “put our toes in the
water” with brief services on Sunday evenings and Thursday noon Eucharists with
We are now
ready to take the next step. Our
parishioners have expressed a desire to gather once again for the Eucharist.
details for the service:
for the service must be made in advance.
You may reserve seats by either phoning the church office and leaving a
message (251 943-2173) or by emailing the church at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please mention the number of people you will
bring with you.
maximum attendance for the service will be 45. Reservations beyond that number
will not be accepted, but we are open to scheduling an
earlier Sunday service if our attendance indicates that such a service is
needed in coming Sundays. People from the same household will be seated
of masks will be required, as will social distancing.
will be in one-kind (the bread) and will be distributed one person at-a-time at
the altar gate. The bread will be in a
small paper cup, making this communion “touch free.”
of the peace will be virtual and non-physical – with a wave or a nod.
Bishop has asked that no singing be done.
Music will be on the organ or piano.
will seat people and will provide for an orderly, safe departure.
service will be briefer than a typical Eucharist, to provide for minimum
you are feeling ill, have been exposed to Covid-19, or have a compromised
immune system, you should consider worshipping at home on one of the sites
suggested in our newsletters.
have questions, please direct them to our interim rector, Fr. David, at email@example.com or by contacting the parish
hope this is beginning of the restoration of Sunday morning services at St.