COVID-19 Virus Policy

St. Luke’s is currently conducting remote worship services. We will re-evaluate this in mid-January 2021. Live streaming worship is in progress and should be available mid-December 2020. Social distancing guidelines will be in place and will need to be followed accordingly.

 

The social distancing guidelines include but are not limited to:

 

* Keeping 6 feet apart at all times

* Masks must be worn at all times in the church building

* Gloves are also recommended

* There will be hand sanitizer located throughout the church

* The only entrance/exit to the sanctuary will be via the front door of the

   church and the door to access the lift. All other entrances/exits will not be

  used.

* A seating chart will be used in the sanctuary to ensure that we are

  adhering to the proper social distancing guidelines. This will not be 

  assigned seating. There will be pews that are roped off.

* Only the handicap bathroom will be available for use.

 

When returning to in person worship the service will also feel a little different. Because of COVID-19 there are certain things that we will not be able to do. At least not in the way that we are used to.

 

These include but are not limited to:

 

* No choir singing

* No congregation singing of hymns

* No passing of the peace or handshakes

* All items such as bibles, hymnals, pew cards etc… have been removed

   from all of the pews

* There will be no bulletins. Everything will be up on the projector screen

* No communion

* No coffee hour

 

While we know that all of this information can seem overwhelming, we want you to know that the Reopening Committee is trying our very best to make sure that we are keeping everyone’s health and wellbeing in mind.

 

If you have any questions about anything in this email please feel free to reach out to me. I will do my best to respond and try to answer any questions that might come up.

 

Thanks,

April Starin

Reopening Committee Chairperson