We Have Re-opened for In-Person Worship!
Information and FAQs
All are welcome to join us for in-person services. We are returning to in-person worship cautiously, ensuring due care for all our worshipers. Masks will be required, and windows and doors will remain open. Our musicians will provide all music; there will be no congregational singing. Though strict social distancing is not required, we ask that everyone be sensitive to each other’s differing comfort levels regarding physical space.
Our worship might look a little different for a while than it did pre-pandemic, but we will find plenty of new ways to celebrate!
See the FAQ section below for more details on our in-person services and other reopening plans. If you have any questions not addressed below, please feel free to contact the Reopening Task Force by clicking here.
And for those who prefer online worship, we will continue to hold our 8:00 am service on Zoom as a fully online service. The format of the service will remain as a contemplative, intimate Zoom call. ) Click here to join that service on Sundays at 8:00 am. You are also welcome to attend our Wednesday noon “Lectionary preview” Bible study, which also meets via Zoom. While not a worship service, this study is a great way to consider the readings for the upcoming Sunday and to connect with others parishioners. You can learn more or join that study by clicking here.
Click on a frequently asked question below to see the answer. We will continue to update this list as conditions and guidelines change.
A. The 10:30 am in-person service will take place in the church sanctuary. The doors and windows will remain open throughout the service and a hand-sanitizing station will be set up at the front door.
A. We are not requiring reservations at this time. All are welcome.
A. Masks are required to participate in in-person services, except for fully-vaccinated worship leaders when they are speaking or singing.
A. At this time, we are not requiring temperature checks. Everyone will be masked throughout the service, and a hand-sanitizer station will be available at the door. We ask that if you are feeling ill, you remain at home.
A. We encourage all eligible Christ Church parishioners to be vaccinated for Covid-19, and to attend in-person services after they are fully immunized. At this time, we are not requiring proof of vaccination status to attend an in-person service.
A. Per the most updated County Health guidelines, physical distancing is no longer strictly required. However, we ask everyone to be courteous and compassionate with each other as we will all have different comfort levels. Following guidance from our diocese, we recommend maintaining some distancing and lack of physical contact except by clear, mutual consent.
A. Yes! Beginning on July 11, we will celebrate the Eucharist in both kinds (Bread and Wine) every week.
A. We will hold most of the liturgy indoors, and then recess outside with the elements to receive the actual bread and wine outdoors. The bread will be in the form of individual wafers, and the wine will be served in individual cups.
A. Passing the peace will be touch-less. Everyone will stand in place and offer the peace to those around them by waving, bowing, or other similar gestures.
A. Our worship leaders will lead in the singing and speaking aloud. The congregation is invited to sing or to offer liturgical responses ("Amen," saying the Creed, and the like) quietly behind their masks.
A. We will not pass the offering plates during the service. An offering plate will be available in the narthex at the back of the church for your cash and checks. We also encourage you to continue using our online giving options or mailing checks to the church.
A. Following our in-person services, everyone is welcome to engage in extended greetings and conversation outside. For the first several of weeks of in-person services, we will not hold an official coffee hour, as we continue to work out the logistics. We hope to add coffee hour to our in-person services later in the summer.
A. To promote best quality for both our online and our in-person services, we do not plan any kind of hybrid option or live-streaming of in person services. Our 8:00 am online service will be fully online, focused on our Zoom congregation. Our 10:30 in-person service will be fully in-person, focused on the congregation in the building. If you prefer to attend services online, you are warmly invited to login to the 8 am service.
A. Due to concerns about legal and privacy issues, as well as limited tech personnel, we will not be offering recorded services.
A. You are warmly invited to join us for the 8:00 am service, which we will continue to offer online via Zoom. You can join that service by clicking here. You are also welcome to attend our Wednesday noon "Lectionary preview" Bible study, which also meets via Zoom. While not a worship service, this study is a great way to consider the readings for the upcoming Sunday and to connect with others parishioners. You can learn more or join that study by clicking here.
A. To preserve the intimate, contemplative feel of this service, we have chosen not to record it.
A. Absolutely! You are most welcome at the 8:00 online service and the 10:30 in-person service.
A. For the time being, we will hold only our 8:00 online service and (beginning 27 June) our 10:30 in-person service. Later this summer, we may explore adding a mid-week worship service if circumstances allow. You are also welcome to attend our Wednesday noon "Lectionary preview" Bible study, which also meets via Zoom. While not a worship service, this study is a great way to consider the readings for the upcoming Sunday and to connect with others parishioners. You can learn more or join that study by clicking here.
A. Please feel free to contact the Reopening Task Force by clicking here.