Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

In-Person Worship Returns

New Worship Times: 9 & 11A

What To Expect:

Entering and Exiting the Building
  • Everyone should self-screen before entering the church building. This is an act of love we do out of care and concern for each other.
    Self-Screening Questions:
    1.) Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 10 days OR experienced any COVID-19 symptoms within the last 10 days?
    2) Have you been exposed to COVID-19 within the last 10 days?
    If your answer is “Yes” to either of the above questions, please do NOT enter the church building, UNLESS:
    1) You have been lab diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 90-days and have been symptom free for the past 10 days; or
    2) It has been 14 days since you received your second dose of a 2 dose series or 14 days following receipt of a single dose vaccine, AND, you received the last dose of the vaccine within the last 3 months, AND, you have been symptom free for the past 10 days.
  • All worshipers must enter and exit through the West entrance (main lobby).
  • Members of the Welcome Team will physically open doors for people as they arrive and direct people where to go.
  • No hand shaking or hugs please.
  • Please keep any coats or umbrellas with you. We will not use coat racks to avoid congregating.
  • There will be floor signs guiding people from the entrance into the Sanctuary.
  • There will be no Welcome Center or Information Center in the lobby.
  • The only areas of the building open will be the lobby, sanctuary, fellowship hall, and the restrooms nearest those areas.
  • At the end of each service, ushers will dismiss worshipers row-by-row, starting in the back of the room.
  • To encourage safe physical distancing, worshipers will be encouraged to have “Parking Lot” conversations rather than lingering inside the building to talk.
  • Preachers, worship leaders, etc. will leave the chancel area through the chancel doors.
  • Pastors will be present in the parking lot to wave and greet people as they go.

Masks & Physical Distancing
  • Masks are required to be WORN by everyone and should cover both mouth and nose.
  • Infants and toddlers are not required to wear a mask.
  • Masks will be available on site for those who do not have them.
  • There will also be signs posted to explain physical distancing and masking requirements.
  • Everyone must maintain 6-feet of physical distance between those who are not in their household or Covid circle.
  • Worship leaders will mask unless speaking or singing from the Chancel.
  • To encourage safe physical distancing, worshipers will be encouraged to have “Parking Lot” conversations rather than lingering inside the building to talk.
Worship
Worship Schedule
  • In-person worship services are offered Sundays at 9 a.m. (Modern) & 11 a.m. (Traditional).
  • It’s important to note that the 9:30 a.m. modern service is MOVING to 9 a.m.
  • There will be no 8 a.m. Sunday worship service in Phase 3.
  • The Saturday 4 p.m. (casual/traditional) service from the Chapel will continue to be online only.
  • All worship services will continue to stream live on Facebook and the church website.
  • Sunday morning services will be about 45-50 minutes to facilitate entrance, exit, and cleaning.
Worship Seating
  • Particular Sanctuary pews will be roped off to prevent people from sitting closer than six feet.
  • Worshipers will be seated by ushers, and spaced throughout the room so that at least six feet of space is between each household.
  • The chancel will be set as in Phase 1 & 2, with the modern set on one side and the traditional set on the other side.
  • 9 a.m. worshipers will be seated first in front of the modern worship side and 11 a.m. worshipers will be seated first in front of the traditional worship side of the Chancel.
  • Worshipers will be seated on the Sanctuary main level. If that space is filled to capacity limits, Fellowship Hall will be used as overflow and people will be able to view the worship service on screens.
  • The Balcony will remain closed for the health and safety of the AV team.
Worship Materials
  • There will be no materials in the pew racks and no handouts of any kind.
  • Ushers will ask households if someone has a smart device to complete the Connect Card for their group. If no one does, the usher will provide them a paper Connect Card and pen/pencil as they are seated.
  • Households who complete a paper Connect Card should leave it on their pew seat when they leave. Ushers will collect them after each service.
  • Persons are free to bring their own Bibles or hymnals from home.
Worship Music & Singing
  • Modern worship will have a band with one vocalist.
  • Traditional worship will use the organ, cantor, solos and small vocal ensembles.
  • Worshipers are encouraged to hum or sing lightly with masks on.
  • Song and hymn lyrics will appear on the screens in the Sanctuary.
  • There will be no choirs or large ensembles in Phase 3.
Holy Communion
  • Holy Communion will be served on the first Sunday of the month, utilizing individually wrapped communion elements.
  • Communion elements will be available for pick-up in the lobby before worship as people enter the building.
  • Worshipers may bring elements from home if they desire.
Offering
  • Offering baskets will be placed at the Sanctuary doors, and people are encouraged to continue giving online.
Sunday Nursery, Children, Youth and Families
  • There will be no nursery, kids Sunday School, or “PRAYground” during worship.
  • Parents/guardians are encouraged to bring activities from home.
  • V.I.P. bags for ages 2 yrs. to 5th grade will be available to help children with worship. These bags will go home with families (not returned).
  • The Infant Soothing Room and the Fireside Room (designated for those with special needs) are each available for a single household. Those using either room should use sanitizer provided to clean after use.
  • Infants and toddlers are not required to wear a mask.
  • There will be no youth section in the balcony during Phase 3.
Sunday Groups & Classes

There will be no classes or groups meeting in the building on Sunday mornings during Phase 3.

Other Information
  • Restrooms should be used by only one person (or household) at a time. This includes multi-stall restrooms.
  • The elevator will not be used.
  • The rooms where people gather will be cleaned before, after, and in between services.
  • There will be no coffee or donuts in Phase 3.
  • The only areas of the building open on Sunday mornings will be the Lobby, Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and the restrooms nearest those areas.

Let Us Know You’re Coming Each Week

To help us plan and prepare, we ask every household to please indicate if you’re planning to attend Sunday worship each week by clicking the button below or calling the church office at 636-394-7506.

You are always welcome to attend Sunday worship even if you have not let us know you’re coming. You do not need to bring your confirmation email.


Ministry Groups & Classes

At this time, ministry groups and classes are able to meet in church facilities and are subject to certain restrictions and safety protocols. Learn more.