More Steps Back to Normal
For the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, March 26th and 27th, our worship together will continue to reflect much lower levels of COVID infections in our area.
- Masks are welcome, but not required.
- If you’re not feeling well, please remain at home to rest and recover!
- Please use hand sanitizer upon entering and exiting the building.
New This Coming Weekend
- We’ll be singing all the hymns and liturgy.
- We’ll be able to share the Peace by shaking hands. If you prefer not to share the peace in that way, please just continue to greet people by waving your hand.
- Please continue to place your offerings in the box at the back of the church.
- Communion will be moved back to its usual place in the service.
- Our services will end with the Sending Song and the Dismissal: Go in peace, serve the Lord! Thanks be to God!
As you know, we have been inviting more people to serve especially as members of altar guild teams and communion assistants so we can return to using the pouring chalices for Communion. We’re almost at our goal!
Altar Guild: 8 a.m. we need 3 10:30 a.m. we need 3
Communion Assistants: 8 a.m. we need 4 10:30 a.m. we need 2
Please contact Pastor Julie immediately if you can serve in these ways. When we can, we’ll schedule Refresher Courses J for Altar Guild, Communion Assistants/Readers, and Ushers.
The Back to Normal Committee saw no reason to continue restrictions on serving meals and beverages. Which means we can start our coffee hours again as soon as we have teams to serve for them: 4 teams of 2 people on each team. Please let Pastor Julie know if you can help provide coffee hour. The Buzz had been blessed with volunteers in the past as well and can be re-started at any time.
The Back to Normal Committee has met for two years carefully reviewing COVID levels and safety precautions recommended by the CDC, Wisconsin Council of Churches, and public health scientists. The number of details that go into every activity in the life of our church that had to be thoughtfully considered surprised us all at times. The Committee agreed to continue to keep an eye on COVID developments and will meet again if the CDC determines that local COVID levels are “medium” and trending toward high.
We have been blessed by the wisdom of the Committee’s guidance: Dean Ahrens, Christine Brockway, Laura Goodness, Dana Langhoff, Bob Mead, Gayle Schmeling, Michael Tousignant, Kirk Uslabar. Thank you!
Pastors Larry and Julie