Public Worship Starting June 7th
Due to the spread of the Coronavirus, we are offering worship services on our Youtube channel. On June 7th our doors will be open for public worship. Live-streaming the service from home will continue to be made available. When we gather in person we will mindfully adhere to the recommendations of the CDC and local officials for St. Louis city and county.
A Call To Love and Unity
We understand that people are responding to the spread of COVID-19 in a variety of ways. As Christians, we are guided by the summary of God's law to "love your neighbor as yourself." This means that we are willing to set aside our own level of comfort for the comfort and wellbeing of our neighbor. As we gently ease our way into re-opening for public worship we want to be extra mindful of the safety of others as well as ourself. And of utmost importance, we want to maintain love and unity in the process. Let's name the fact that this is going to be awkward. We've never done this before. Let's not let our variety of responses to the pandemic divide us from our brothers and sisters in our own church or those in other churches who may do it different from us. We are cheering each other on as we approach our common challenges in unique ways.
What Can I Expect?
1 worship service // 10:30a
We will stay under a 25% capacity threshold in our sanctuary and maintain proper distance. We will have an overflow room available where the livestream can be viewed comfortably.
We will maintain a distance of 6ft or more from anyone who is not in our household.
While you are in the building, Masks will be mandatory for everyone ages 3+ until further notice.
We will make use of non-contact thermometers at the front door. Other heath care facilities and many churches are already practicing this. If you are running a fever or you aren't feeling well in general then we will kindly ask you return home until you feel better.
Out of concern for safety we are suspending nursery and childcare for now. You are welcome to keep your children with you in the service, we will have worksheets and packets of crayons to use and take home. We would ask that our covenant children follow the above guidelines. This includes social distancing and wearing a mask (if they are 3yrs of age or older).
We understand that there are numerous reason someone may be prevented from attending worship. For the foreseeable future we will be broadcasting the service for those who cannot come right away.
We are serving communion in both service with added precautions that will be communicated in person.
If you have any questions you can email the office. Praying God's blessing and safety over you all.
Rev. Josiah Green
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases