In order to begin opening the church for worship, we will need to accomplish a few important steps. As of now, we could allow only a few members at a time to worship in the church and we need Diocesan approval for that. It is my hope that by early July, we will be permitted to allow up to twenty members to attend worship subject to the following rules:
• Everyone must wear a face covering and have their temperature checked upon entering.
• Everyone must sit six feet apart from others except for family members. (The pews will be marked so that everyone knows where to sit to accommodate this).
• No physical contact is permitted, not even passing the peace.
You can view the Diocesan Covenant for Regathering here.
These plans are not firm yet. The Vestry will have to approve and, as noted above, the Diocese of Maryland must also. But I am hopeful. Of course, live stream, coffee hour, children’s ministries, and Bible Study will continue as in the past. Stay tuned.