August 19, 2020
Family of God,
It is hard to believe that we have not gathered in our sanctuary for worship since March 8th. We have all missed not only being physically together but also the joyful sounds of our choir and the fellowship of connecting with one another after worship. While honoring local safety restrictions and taking precautions for everyone’s health we have been worshipping from home. The Session has approved outdoor worship in our church parking lot on Sunday, Sept. 13th at 10:30 am. We hope that if everyone follows the guidelines provided, we can worship together outdoors occasionally this fall season. We will continue to offer online worship videos when we do not gather in the parking lot
as well as livestreaming the outdoor worship services so everyone can participate no matter where you are on a Sunday morning.
If you choose to join us for worship in the parking lot you may elect to bring your own communion elements, bread and juice, from home or use the sealed wafer and juice provided when you arrive at the church parking lot. If you choose to remain at home and watch the livestream of worship on Facebook, please be prepared with your own bread and juice.
If you have any questions or concerns after reading the enclosed detailed instructions, please contact the church o-ce. We look forward to giving this outdoor  worship opportunity a try in partnership with our online worship option. Our goal is to engage in worship safely. If you choose to watch from home the service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page. If this goes well, we will schedule other opportunities for outdoor worship as weather permits throughout the fall season.
In Christ’s Love,
Pastor Cynthia

  • You must RSVP that you will be attending by noon on Friday, Sept. 11th by either calling or emailing the church office. Let us know how many worshippers are coming in your vehicle and their names.
  • You must arrive in a vehicle with all occupants wearing face coverings.
  • Please arrive after 10 am and before 10:25 am so we can assign you a parking spot and begin worship on time.
  • When you arrive, you will stop your vehicle outside the day care entrance doors to pick up through an open car window the individual communion supplies, be registered as an attendee for contact tracing, and give your offering envelope to the ushers. Volunteers greeting you will have face coverings.
  • You will be directed by a traffic coordinator as to where to park. Parking spaces will be numbered. Every other parking space will have a large X. Please only park in the numbered space as you are directed.
  • You may choose to worship in your vehicle by rolling down your windows. If you exit your vehicle you must wear a face covering, bring your own seating, and sit immediately next to your vehicle remaining physically distanced from worshippers who arrived in other vehicles.
  • We will not be singing at this time.
  • You may not physically come in contact with worshippers from other vehicles. You may greet one another from a safe distance with waves and conversations.
  • No one will be permitted to enter the church building to use the restroom or for any other purpose during or after the worship service. If you must enter for an emergency, we ask that only one person be in the building at a time.
  • We ask that if you do not wish to use the prepackaged communion elements provided by the church to instead bring your own juice and bread for the occupants of your vehicle.
  • When the service has ended, please wait and obey the directions of the traffic coordinator so we may all safely exit.
  • If there is inclement weather, please call the church office for an outgoing voicemail message regarding any changes or check our Facebook page for updates. If weather causes us to cancel this outdoor event, it will be postponed to Sept. 20th.