Health and Safety Guidelines - Services at First Lutheran

Changes to FLC's In Person Worship:

  • May 22nd: Vaccine Passports no longer required (full vaccination strongly encouraged)

  • May 29th: Weekly Post-Service Fellowship Hours Resume

  • June 5th: Communion in both kinds resumes.

From the May 22nd service onwards, vaccine passports will no longer be required for entry to First Lutheran services and events. We will 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 Fellowship 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 Fellowship directly following the service.

Communion will be in one kind with wafers only through May 29th. 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 wait until seated before consuming it. With the Pentecost service, we will resume communion in both kinds weekly - just one more element of our services to look forward to!

 

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.