Our move to in-person indoor worship this Sunday is a joyful move for us,
and we hope to see as many of you who can or feel so called to join us. We hope
we’ve worked out the kinks in the LiveStream system for those of you who for
whatever reason are not able to be with us in person.
There are a few things to note regarding Sunday’s service:
- The worship service will begin at 9:45 through the summer. To reduce
the amount of time folks are in the worship space (one of recommendations
still made by the University of Colorado at Boulder droplet studies), we
encourage folks to gather outside shortly before 9:40 when the doors will
be opened to the sanctuary. The LiveStream will begin at 9:45. For these
first few Sundays at least, folks will continue to be seated during the
Prelude and will be encouraged to begin leaving when the Postlude begins.
- Those who need to use the elevator are encouraged to start arriving
any time after 9:15 and to gather in the library until the sanctuary is
- Social distancing is recommended, and seating will be in every other
pew. For now, masks should be worn throughout the service, whether or not
you have been vaccinated. Worship leaders will unmask to speak or sing, but
remask when not leading worship. Masks will be provided for those who
arrive without them.
- Bulletins will be spread out on three tables in the narthex, in the
library, and at the office entrance.
- Please pardon our mess in the Tower Gallery space. The pews that
were removed from St. Andrew Chapel to begin the renovations there are
stored in that space temporarily. (Pews are still yours for the taking!
Contact Mark ([email protected]) or Pastor Michael.)
- The pastors will greet worshipers outside on the Tower Plaza rather
than in the Narthex. Social hour after worship will not be in Logan Hall,
but outside on the lawn, weather permitting. (Some chairs will be provided).
For the first Sunday at least, no refreshments will be provided, but we
hope that will change as we move deeper into the summer.
- If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Michael.
We hope that updates in the recommendations from the U of C Boulder
study over the summer will provide greater comfort for a lessening of
these few remaining restrictions.
We ask for patience from everyone as we take these steps towards being
together again for worship as we issue a heartfelt and grateful “Welcome
Home!” whether you are joining us in person or on the LiveStream.