September 25, 2020

 

Worship
In-person Worship 
Resumes 9/13/20
8:30 and 10:30 am
Please read the 
Masks are required.
Online worship continues.
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Guidelines for In Person Worship

 

St. Andrew Lutheran Church,

335 Reynolds Ave.,

Parsippany, NJ

 

We will continue to record Worship each week, to keep everyone safe, but

for those who are anxious to come back for in person worship we will offer

2 services at the Church at 8:30 am and 10:30 am,

Starting Sunday, September 13, 2020.

We will worship outside in the back parking lot whenever possible.

 

We are a community of Faith who are called to love and care for our neighbor.

Therefore

Potential Attendees are asked to:

·         Wear your MASK. This is required of everyone. If you decline to wear a mask we will simply ask everyone to leave immediately.

·         Have one of the ushers print your name on the attendance sheet for the worship service you attend (so that we can inform you if someone who attended the worship with you later became positive with the virus)

·         Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before worship, take a seat as quickly as possible, always keeping at least 6 feet away from others.

·         STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK. If you have a temperature, have symptoms of the virus, have been exposed to someone with the virus in the past 14 days, are waiting for test results, have tested positive for the virus and are recovering, or if you are immunocompromised or are caring for or living with someone who is.

·         STAY HOME, if in the past 14 days you have been in a large crowd, or at a large wedding/funeral/reunion, or traveled recently (such as by plane to an area where the virus is very active),

 

What to expect:

OUTDOORS

IN THE BACK PARKING LOT  (Worship will last no more than 30 minutes)

·         First make sure that an Usher has seen you and put your name on a list of people attending the worship service.

·         Seating will be at the direction of the ushers. Please either bring your own chair or pick up one as you find a place to sit.  (Always keeping 6 feet from other families)  We will be maintaining social distancing at all times.

·         Families are asked to keep track of their children to maintain social distance.

·         You may join in singing, but keep your mask on and sing quietly.

·         The worship bulletin and offering BOX will be on a small table as you enter the back parking lot (no offering will be passed).

·         There will be no passing of the peace, no shaking hands, no hugs, no high fives, we will be maintaining social distancing

·         Communion will be offered in ONE kind only – The HOST only - with social distancing, Come forward at the direction of the ushers, using the tape on the parking lot to keep a 6ft distance from the person ahead of you. Pastor will be wearing a mask and gloves. Come forward to him, Hold your hands together to form a manger (cup) for the host to be dropped into your hands. Return to your seat, remove your mask for a moment to eat the host and then replace your mask as quickly as possible.

·         Please help us by bringing your chair back where you got them.  We will be using different chairs for each service.

·         NO BATHROOMS WILL BE OPEN (In an emergency, please take a wipe (wipes provided) and use it to wipe any surfaces you touch.  Please throw the wipe in the garbage (NEVER INTO THE TOILET)

·         No Coffee Hour- There will be no congregating after the worship service in the parking lot, Worshipers will be dismissed “back to front” by rows, and are requested to proceed directly to their vehicles

·         If after attending worship, you develop symptoms and are tested for Covid 19, you MUST notify the Pastor IMMEDIATELY. Your name will be kept confidential but we will contact all who attended worship so that they can get tested.

 

INDOORS

·         Seating will be at the direction of the ushers. We will be maintaining social distancing at all times.

·         Families are asked to keep track of their children to maintain social distance.

·         There will be no live singing, as singing is thought to be the biggest spreader of the virus droplets.

·         There will be no spoken responses.

·         There will be an offering plate on a small table at the entry (no offering plate will be passed)

·         There will be no passing of the peace, no shaking hands, no hugs, no high fives, we will be maintaining social distancing

·         Communion will be offered in ONE kind only – The HOST only - with social distancing, Come forward at the direction of the ushers, using the tape on the carpet to keep a 6ft distance from the person ahead of you. Pastor will be wearing a mask and gloves. Come forward to him, Hold your hands together to form a manger (cup) for the host to be dropped into your hands. Return to your seat, remove your mask for a moment to eat the host and then replace your mask as quickly as possible.

·         NO BATHROOMS (In an emergency please take a wipe and use it to wipe any surface you touch, please throw the wipe in the garbage (NEVER INTO THE TOILET)

·         No Coffee Hour- There will be no congregating after the worship service in the narthex or in the parking lot, Worshipers will be dismissed “back to front” by rows, and are requested to proceed directly to their vehicles

·         If after attending worship, you develop symptoms and are tested for Covid 19, you MUST notify the Pastor IMMEDIATELY. Your name will be kept confidential but we will contact all who attended worship so that they can get tested.

 


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