Posted on October 15, 2021
We are proceeding cautiously with our return to in-person worship.
Having done a few tests through September, we are ready to broaden the experience. You are welcome to join us for in-person worship on Sundays, beginning at 9:50am with an in-person, pre-service prayer. Please register ahead by clicking on the desired Sunday(s), entering in the necessary information and clicking the “submit form” button. For the time being, each Sunday requires a separate form.
- October 17th – Communion Sunday
- October 24th
- October 31st
- November 7th
- November 14th
- November 21st
- November 28th – First Sunday in Advent
- December 5th – Second Sunday in Advent
- December 12th – Third Sunday in Advent
- December 19th – Fourth Sunday in Advent
We will be observing the mask by-law and practicing physical distancing. We recommend that those who are able be double-vaccinated. For the moment you won’t be able to sing but you could hum along! We are not yet providing coffee but you can bring your own. Kids are invited to stay alongside their grown-ups as we are not able to provide a structured children’s program at this time, and we have quiet activities available once again in the sanctuary for the young and young-at-heart.
All this makes the experience of worship very different. The Worship Team and the Tech Team have been thinking for some time about how we can provide both our online worship, for the many people who can only join online or prefer to join online, while also providing a meaningful worship experience for people in the church building. For the time being, as we gather in the church on Sunday, we will experience the worship service on the big screen in the sanctuary. One truly positive blessing is that we will be gathering with other people to join in worship together.
We also are excited to announce that on Oct 17th, World Food Day, we will be offering Communion in the sanctuary at the 10:00 service. (Please arrive and settle in by 9:50 a.m. in order to participate in the pre-service prayer.) Communion will be pre-packaged to avoid extra contact. Again, it will be different, but we will share in Communion together. To book your spot for Oct 17th worship and Communion you can click here or the link above, and fill out the form.
We continue to consider ways to make Sunday worship a meaningful experience for all who gather, in the many ways we now gather. If you have any ideas, we’d love to hear them. Send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks for your patience with us as we navigate this pandemic together. The line from the United Church creed is more meaningful than ever. “We are not alone. Thanks be to God.”
Jen, Paul and the Worship TeamView All News Articles