We are excited to open our doors once again...
After much thought and careful deliberation, on behalf of the Vestry, the Wellness Committee, and your staff we are glad to announce we are offering the option for in-person Sunday worship.
During this next phase of re-gathering, we will have two Sunday services: 8:00am Rite 1 in the Parish Hall and 10:00am Rite 2 in the Church and on Zoom. Attendees will be asked to pre-register (click button above) and wear face masks at all times while on campus; a simple temperature-check and the use of hand-sanitizer is also required as you enter the building. The number of parishioners must be limited and this will be managed by the registration link.
As we begin the process of re-gathering please know that if you’re not comfortable returning to worship just yet, that is completely understandable and okay. We will continue to live stream the 10:00am Rite 2 service from the Church on Zoom. This online liturgical presence will be the continued norm for us here at Christ Church as we move forward, even after this pandemic is finished.
The Guidelines & Protocols for re-opening are below. Please know that by registering to join us for worship on Sunday morning you are agreeing to adhere to these guidelines. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at the Parish Office.
Distribution of Communion
Beginning on All Saints’ Sunday, November 1st, 2020, we will celebrate and distribute Communion in one-kind (bread only). We will follow simple but mandatory protocol for receiving Communion. Masks are still required, and pre-registration is expected due to our limited-capacity. I will sanitize my hands prior to setting the altar, celebrating the Eucharist, and distributing Communion. When it comes time for the receiving of Communion our Ushers will, as always, invite you forward row by row and we will not use the altar rail. Please, keep appropriate distancing and do not remove your mask. When you come up to me to receive I will place the host in the palm of your hand. You will then step to the side, lift your mask, consume the host, lower your mask, and return to your seat. If you would like a blessing, you may come forward as usual with your hands across your chest.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.