I hope you continue to enjoy the Christmas season, despite the intrusion of Omicron.
As you know, our plans for in-person worship over the holidays were quickly altered as the virus began to spread in our city. Not much has changed in the last few days, concerning the virus, so we will continue to offer strictly online worship services, with no option for worshiping in person.
However, the opportunity to see each other and interact will be made available through the magic of Zoom. Rather than a link to a live stream on YouTube you will receive a link to a Zoom meeting, that will begin at 9:15 AM. The Zoom gatherings we had on Christmas Day and Boxing Day emphasized the need for us to be able to see each other talk together. Thus, we plan to worship in this fashion until, at least, the end of January.
The present pandemic variant affects our programming/planning in several ways. Please note them:
- Since we are not meeting in-person, we will continue to have one liturgy.
The 10:30 AM liturgy will not be restarting January 9th. As soon as there is a clearer understanding about the present variant, we will have two liturgies each Sunday, one at 9:15 AM and one at 10:30 AM. No date has been set. (We are in dire need of greeters for the 10:30 AM liturgy, so this added time will give you opportunity to consider signing up. We cannot restart this liturgy without greeters to check vaccine certificates and oversee contact tracing information.)
- All children’s programming will be online, and Vivia will be in touch with families.
- Wednesday morning Eucharist will be postponed for at least the month of January.
Thank you for your patience and perseverance as we continue worship in unfamiliar ways. Please be in touch if you have any questions or thoughts about our worship life.
Blessings to you and your family in this holy season,