Health and Safety Guidelines - Services at First Lutheran

Vaccine passports will no longer be required for entry to First Lutheran services and events. We continue to strongly encourage all attendees to be fully vaccinated.

A properly fitted mask that covers both the nose and mouth  continues to be required for everyone over the age of 3 years old in all areas inside the church at all times. Masks may be briefly lowered for the express purpose of consuming communion and for eating and drinking during Coffee and Conversation Hour downstairs.

Worship attendees will be greeted at the 42nd street entrance off the Narthex when doors open at 10am. If you require an accessible entrance, please contact the church office for accommodation. All are welcome to join us for coffee and conversation directly following the service.

We ask that those receiving communion be mindful of social distancing and make use of the sanitation station located along the center aisle. Please leave your mask up while collecting your wafer and glass. Please move to the far side where the containers for used cups are located before consuming the wafer and wine or juice. Once finished,  please put on your mask and return to your seat using the side aisles.

 

Congregants with mobility needs, can receive communion at their seats as usual. If you do not wish to receive communion, please cross your arms over your chest to indicate that you would prefer a blessing from the presider.

 

If you feel unwell, are unable to attend in person, or cannot follow these guidelines, please remain at home and participate online. We will continue to stream services via our YouTube Channel.

Covid restrictions will continue to be evaluated by the church council at monthly council meetings. We thank you for your continued care and consideration as we strive to maintain a safe space for all people.