As We Are Returning to Worship

This coming Sunday, June 14, we will be returning to having worship service in our church. Still there will be a number of precautions that we will be following, due to the continuing presence of Covid 19 in our world. While I know these precautions will hamper the celebration of our time together, I believe that they are currently necessary in order for us to keep one another healthy. It is best to error on the side of caution and live responsibly in relationship to others.

As we are returning to Worship, here are some points to keep in mind:

· While inside please wear a mask –This is to protect others should you be ill without knowing it.  They will be doing the same for you.  We ask you to bring your own mask, but there will be some masks available if needed.

· Practice social distancing —Handshaking and greetings are to be avoided during this time.  Ushers may assist you in finding a seat so as to reduce contact between people. Please allow the ushers to direct you.

· There will be music but refrain from singing — One of the greatest forms of transmission is from coughing or sneezing.  Singing also can cause germs to spread out into the air.

· Avoid shaking hands and passing items hand to hand — Please use hand sanitizer or disinfectant wipes. Upon entering the church Bulletins will be available. After use please take them with you or throw them away.  Place your offering in the offering plates prior to the beginning of our service.  Readings and scriptures will be projected on the screen, so that it will be unnecessary for you to handle Hymnals and Bibles.

· Upon leaving the Church —Please move in a consistent fashion out of the church and be mindful to maintain your distance from others.

Also, Adult Sunday School will meet prior to our worship service, but there will be no Children’s Sunday School, or Nursery for the time being.

Please know that it is okay not to come to church should you have concerns about your health.  You must discern what is best for you. We value your prayerful support, and we trust in your faithful financial support to meet our budget and continue our ministry.  Even if  you feel unable to be present, you may call upon your church family for any needs that we can help you with.  Though we may be apart, yet we are one in Christ who loves us.

Pastor Russell Logston

Published by Rev. Russell

Pastor at the Lake City United Methodist Church in Lake City, Michigan.

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