We are excited to share that we have returned to in-person worship services! There are two Services: Saturday and Sunday. We will have two Services until further notice with the following restrictions and several important guidelines in place. We thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience.
Current & Future Service Times and Who May Attend
- Every Saturday at 5:30 p.m. is for those UNDER 60 years of age.
- Every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. is reserved for those 60 years of age and OVER, their caregivers, anyone with an underlying medical condition, and anyone considered “at risk”. However, if you are in this category, you may attend either Service.
Please do not attend Service if you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or have knowingly been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19.
Guidelines for Entering, Seating and Exiting
Every person attending a Service MUST wear a mask. We REQUIRE that every person put on their mask in their vehicles, wear their mask for the duration of the service, and keep their mask on until they return to their vehicles. Exception: Children under the age of two are not required to wear a mask.
We REQUIRE attendees to form a line near the bottom of the ramp in the front of the church. Attendees will maintain six feet of social distance as they wait to enter. An Elder or designated assistant will guide attendees into the church and to their seats. Elders will assign seats. Alternate pews will be closed off to accommodate social distancing.
Attendees will enter the sanctuary via the middle aisle. At the end of the service, attendees must wait for an Elder to dismiss them, exiting via the side aisle.
There will be a collection box clearly marked in the Narthex for your giving rather than a collection plate during Service. You may give your gift either at the end or beginning of the Service. Thank you!
We anticipate being able to accommodate 24-36 people at each Service. There will be overflow seating in the Fellowship Room, with a live-stream from the Sanctuary. Attendees will use the Narthex staircase to enter. Attendees will seat themselves six feet apart. Attendees in the Fellowship Room will exit via the lower level foyer immediately following the service.
The bathrooms on the upper level will be open for use. (The lower level bathroom will be open only if the Fellowship Room is needed for overflow.) Congregants may access the bathrooms at any time without an Elder assisting them.
Other Important Information: For the time being…
- After the Service, Pastor Clow will be on the front lawn to say good-bye, with social distancing in mind.
- The liturgy for both services will be identical.
- Communion will not be offered during either service.
- There will be no fellowship time in the Fellowship Room following church.
- A professional cleaning of the church areas used during services will occur prior to each service.
- Hymnals will not be used. We will print and distribute new worship materials for each service. Please take the distributed worship materials home with you.
We will live-stream Sunday Services on the Grace Lutheran Facebook page. We will email the Congregation links for the Zoom meeting.
Bible Study and Sunday School
Sunday school via Zoom will continue with Katie Stevens. In-person Bible Study with Pastor Clow will be after Sunday Services in the Sanctuary from
11:00 a.m. – 12 noon, and it will also be streamed via Zoom.
We have taken every effort to plan and enact a safe, responsible return to in-person worship. As we progress from Phase I to Phase II and thereafter, we will keep you apprised of any changes to these guidelines and practices.
If you have any questions, or wish to find out more please feel free to call or email the church.
We welcome you in the name of our Savior, Jesus Christ! We offer many opportunities to worship the Lord and to grow in your spiritual life. We are a family-oriented, Bible-believing congregation and community served by Pastor Mark Clow. Our worship is Scripture-based, Christ-centered and liturgical. We offer many different activities to serve God and to reach out to others. Our Church family is a diverse group, with people from many different backgrounds.
We invite you to visit our church. Whether you are looking for a spiritual home, fellowship with those who share your faith, we invite you to join us in our journey of faith.
Our service begins at 9:30am followed by fellowship, bible study and Sunday school for the children.
Blessed to be a blessing: In Christ, With Christ, & Through Christ. Our mission is to proclaim the saving Gospel of Jesus Christ, to further Christian mission work throughout the world and to believe, teach, and confess everything taught to us by the Word of God.
The Vision of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church is to be known as a community embracing all seasons of life through teaching and reaching out in Jesus Christ.