July 5, 2020
Resumption of in person worship services
The Church Council met, and is happy to announce that we will
be opening the doors of the church for worship together on
_July 5 at 9:00 a.m._
Of course, COVID-19 has not gone away, and we must still
exercise caution in our meetings together. Therefore, the
following precautions will be in place to ensure that our
worship is caring and respectful of all:
·All worshippers are required to wear masks at all times, in
accordance with State and denomination guidelines.
·Hand sanitizer will be provided at both the front and back
entrances, and will be required before entering the sanctuary.
·Offering plates will be at each entrance, as they will not be
passed during worship.
·Since it is Communion Sunday, individually contained
communion elements will be available at each entrance, for
each worshipper to use during our time of Communion.
·Some rows of pews will be roped off to maintain proper social
·All worshippers must maintain at least 6’ of distance between
themselves and others. The exception is family members or
others who currently live together.
·Modified bulletins will be placed in spots that are available
for seating. This enables us to use bulletins without having
them passed out, and will also designate appropriate seating
for social distancing.
·There will, for the time being, be no singing. Music will be
played for the hymns, and we can hum or just read the words
and meditate on them.
·There will be no passing of the peace.
·Worshippers are asked to enter and leave worship without
congregating in the building or doorways. Of course, we can
greet each other on the lawn or parking lot, while still
maintaining social distancing.
There may be some who will still feel uncomfortable
about coming to church because of a variety of reasons. Letty
will continue to send out the worship service packets to those
who desire them.
We anticipate that the joy of being together, worshiping in
one space, and praising our great and good God who has brought
us to this point will quickly overshadow these sometimes-
awkward adjustments. It will be so good to say together,
“Come, let us worship God!”
We look forward to being with you all on July 5th !
/The Church Council/
/Deansboro Congregational United Church of Christ/
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