While it is safest to worship on line during COVID-19, know that some people need in person options too. Redeemer’s Reopening Task Force has used State and Federal Guidelines as well as the latest scientific information to make a plan for in-person worship that is as safe as it can be. Here’s what to expect and the guidelines everyone will follow to make this the best experience it can be.
What to Expect
Services will be outdoors on the East Lawn whenever possible. You should bring your own chairs and masks. An usher will great you, checking you in. Signing up ahead of time through the weekly email helps ensure a place for your family. Hand sanitizer will be available. Physically distanced family seating areas will be marked.
Worship services will be short (30 minutes) and will not include singing. Masks will be worn for the duration of the service except when consuming communion. Communion will be served. We will provide wine, alcohol free, and gluten free options packaged in single serving containers. There will be no bulletins or handouts. The Pastor and Vicar will use microphones and a speaker system to make it easier to hear the service.
In the event of inclimate weather services will be moved into the sanctuary. We ask that worshippers be especially mindful of safety guidelines while indoors and sit only in designated areas.
- No one should attend in person worship if they have recently tested positive for COVID-19 or have been in close contact with someone known to have tested positive
- No one should come to church if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, muscle aches, or stomach upset.
- Mask wearing is required at all times except when consuming communion. Masks are worn both indoors and outdoors, while checking in and while seated.
- A physical distance of 6 or more feet is to be maintained between family groups at all times.
- Bathrooms are to be used only in emergencies and only by one family at a time.