On Tuesday, August 3, 2021, the Board of Elders for the congregation met regarding the policies for Concordia Lutheran Church following the new CDC COVID-19 recommendations that were announced last week regarding wearing of masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, due to the COVID-19 Delta Variant increases. Linn County is now listed as an area of high transmission. Throughout the pandemic the congregation has followed the CDC recommendations and will continue to evaluate these guidelines and make any adjustments as needed.
The new policies go into effect immediately and are as listed below:
Per CDC recommendations – All persons, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear face masks during any functions held at Concordia Lutheran Church. This includes worship services and meetings. This policy remains in effect until further notice.
Congregation members DO NOT have to register for services and no health or temperature screenings will take place.
Seating will be open without restriction, although social distancing is suggested, and no reserved seating will be provided.
Please continue to enter the church building through the East Entry as we have been doing for the last year.
Offering plates will not be passed during the service – if you have tithes and offerings, please place them in the collection plate at the Welcome Desk along with your worship registration card.
Printed bulletins will still be provided, and we ask that you dispose of them in the recycling bin after service. Please do not leave them in the pews for ushers/elders to dispose of.
Communion will continue to take place at the front of the church, with members picking up communion elements from an area at the front of the church. The process will be further explained in service on Sunday.
Streaming of services will continue each week at any Worship Service that is taking place. Worship service for Sunday, August 22, 2021, will be pre-recorded ONLY and available on Facebook for viewing.
AS ALWAYS, we will continue to monitor and make adjustments to the process and services based upon CDC recommendations in the future.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact your Elder, the church office, or Pastor Brown and they will do their best to provide you with an answer.