In-person worship has resumed!
Together, we have been imagining worship with new rules to follow for everyone’s health and safety. One person observed that it’s like the book of Leviticus, with over 600 rules for entering the meeting place, conducting the liturgy, and keeping things clean! Thankfully we don’t have that many rules to follow, but we need to learn to do things differently with great care.
You’ll find all the details below.
If you’re not comfortable returning at this time, don’t worry.
At least one service each Sunday will continue to be live-streamed on our Facebook page.
In order to accommodate cleaning requirements and to allow time for people to arrive and be seated, we are changing our Sunday morning service time for the later service. Our midweek service of said Eucharist is moving to Wednesday. In-person worship services will be held as follows:
Sunday, 9 am – Traditional communion in the Worship Centre. Service capacity is 42.
Sunday, 11 am – Contemporary family communion service in the Worship Centre. Service capacity is 42.
Wednesday, 10 am – Said Eucharist in the Worship Centre.
In order to maintain physical distancing, both Sunday services will have a capacity of 42 attendees.
Seating will be assigned based on households, ie. if you live together, you’ll be sitting together.
Due to the limited capacity you will need to register each week for one of the Sunday services. Registration will open at 9 am on Monday mornings and close at 9 pm on Thursday evenings. Then, on Friday, you will receive a confirmation email, or else a notice that the service you have chosen is full.
The diocese is requiring us to collect and retain contact tracing information for all attendees, so as part of the registration process, you will need to provide your phone number, address, and email address.
The services will be a little different than what we’re used to. At this point, we cannot sing together as a congregation and we will be partaking of the Eucharist in one kind, only. And since we cannot pass the collection plates, offerings will be placed in the alms basin at the entrance to the sanctuary.
This is the easy part!
Simply click on the link for the service you wish to attend below. (The links will only work from 9 am on Monday to 9 pm on Thursday.) It should only take a few minutes to complete the form. You’ll have the option of having your responses emailed to you and you can also go back and edit your responses if necessary.