St Matthew is happy to offer in-person worship at our church facility once again!
However, we want to do so in a way that is as safe as possible and considerate towards others. As Paul says in Ephesians 4, “Be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (vs. 2) With this in mind, your leaders at St Matthew have looked at best practices and recommended safety precautions. Here is what worship at St Matthew will look like:
- We encourage anyone who is ill, at high risk for complications of COVID-19, or simply uncomfortable coming to worship to remain home. We will continue to livestream the 8 am service on Facebook Live and can certainly set up time for you to commune privately at your convenience.
- We respectfully ask that everyone maintain CDC guidelines for social distancing. St Matthew will have hand sanitizer stations and masks if you don’t have your own. Use the bathroom at your own discretion. St Matthew will disinfect the church before and after each service.
- We will have worship services on Saturday at 5:30 pm and on Sunday at 8 am & 10:30 am. We will livestream the 8 am Sunday Service. Please note that the doors will be open 30 minutes prior to the services.
- Please RSVP with the office about which service you’d like to attend. We’d like to keep the attendance around 65 people so attendees can maintain social distancing while worshiping. You can email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at (920) 733-0916. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 am – 2 pm.
- Following worship, the usher will dismiss you after worship and there will be no fellowship time, Bible Study, Sunday School, or SCRIP sales in the office. We hope to resume these in the fall!
In addition to the steps above, a great deal of care is being taken to so that worship can be done as safely as possible. When you arrive, these steps will be communicated by our ushers and greeters.
We pray that in these ways and more, we can provide a safe and healthy environment in which you can worship your risen and ascended Lord!