We are thrilled and honored and excited to be back live, in-person, and in the sanctuary for worship! A few factors contribute to this good news:
At St. Luke, we have taken a cautious stance in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic. We immediately moved our services to Facebook Live on March 15, 2020 as soon as it became evident that safety measures were necessary. In July 2021, we returned to in-person worship with a limited service and many precautions; we also continued to provide an online worship option for those who were not yet comfortable returning in-person. Besides going back online only for a few weeks during the Omicron surge, we intend to continue in-person worship as it remains safe. Here are our current guidelines and protocols:
- On Tuesday April 19, the Church Council voted to make masks optional for in-person worship.
- Singing will be limited to brief liturgical responses at this time (i.e. Psalms, Gospel Acclamation)
- We have replaced the Hymn of the Day with a Hymn of Meditation
- Services will be no longer than 45 minutes
- Our collection plate is located at the back of the church for offerings. There is no offertory or passing the plate.
- We share a socially-distanced sign of the peace (i.e. waves, peace signs, verbal greetings)
Where we gather information and take guidance: