|Subject: Bulletin attached - 10 AM Service is in person Sunday, May 23. Also, now on Facebook live.|
|From: "Rev. John Thompson" <email@example.com>|
|Date: 5/20/21, 11:10 PM|
|To: "Rev. John Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
Dear Members and Friends of St. John in the Wilderness (bulletin is attached),
This Sunday, May 23, a celebration of the Eucharist in the church is planned for 10 AM. We are glad to have Edee Hedrick back to play the organ. But there will be no choir or (loud) singing . There will be hand sanitizing and bulletins to pick up. Please see below for more detailed safety protocols. SJITW has not changed safety protocols as yet. The Reopening Team hopes to meet next week to discuss new Covid guidelines and requirements that have come out from, a) the CDC, b) NY State and c) from the Diocese of Albany just yesterday.
To view 10am Sunday service on Facebook live, here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/stjohnwilderness
Please email me any new prayer requests for Prayers of the People (also any removals).
Hope to see you Sunday mornings at 10 am in person or on Facebook live!
Everyone is asked to bring their own communion bread for safety reasons – as only you will be touching it. There will be single communion hosts in separate plastic cups - one per cup on a table – for any who forget to bring or don't bring bread.
People are asked to bring masks – and prayer books if you have one to bring. We plan to have on hand extra masks and hand sanitizer.
We are planning for social distancing, sanitizing and general safety.
The Rev. John P. Thompson
Church of St. John in the Wilderness (Episcopal)
P.O. Box 180
Copake Falls, NY 12517
Truth and love must prevail over lies and hate
We have resumed indoor (in the church) worship Sundays at 10 AM at St. John in the Wilderness. People are asked to wear masks. Plans for social distancing, sanitizing and general safety. Please see below for detailed, required health precautions for in person attendance at worship (they are also attached). We'll keep you posted if there is any change in plans due to, e.g. a spike in Covid-19 in this area.
We will be using heat (as needed) but also having windows open for added safety.
HEALTH PRECAUTIONS FOR IN-PERSON ATTENDANCE AT WORSHIP
1. PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU OR ANYONE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAS HAD:
2. PHYSICAL DISTANCE.
MAINTAIN PHYSICAL DISTANCE (6 feet) FROM THOSE OUTSIDE YOUR HOUSEHOLD ANYWHERE ON THE PREMISES, indoors or out. Masks are not an alternative to distancing. Masks help keep aerosols from spreading beyond six feet, but are not a guarantee. They may also help to protect others during brief periods when six-foot separation is not maintained.
4. WHY. Specifically, we wear masks properly for three reasons: