On Tuesday, May 18, 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 Thursday.
The new policies go into effect immediately and as are listed below.
Per CDC recommendations – Non-vaccinated participants in worship should continue to wear masks.
Per CDC recommendations – Fully vaccinated participants will not be required to wear masks.
Congregation members DO NOT have to register for services and no health or temperature screenings will take place.
Seating will be open without restriction and no reserved seating will be provided. If you choose to do so, feel free to wear a mask if it makes you feel more comfortable being in this open setting.
Please 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.
At this time 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 in the pew for the near future. Hopefully by the end of June we will be able to return to Communion as usual.
It should go without saying, but please be respectful of other persons decisions regarding the wearing of a mask. Wearing a mask does not indicate a person’s vaccination status. There are individuals who are vaccinated and have underlying health conditions following the CDC recommendation for their condition.
Streaming of services will continue each week at any Worship Service that is taking place. Worship service for Sunday, June 13, 2021 will be pre-recorded ONLY and available on Facebook for viewing.
Also note that we will continue to monitor and make adjustments to the process and services as we continue to monitor the 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.