Indoor Worship - What to Expect

Beginning October 18, 2020 we will be resuming in-person indoor worship. There is a limit of 50 people at this time.

Before you register or attend, please complete the following screening checklist:

Answering yes does not serve as a diagnosis of Covid-19. We are merely asking you to remain aware of your symptoms and at risk categories. Please join us online if you are in any doubt of your health situation. Contact Fr. Eric if you have any questions or concerns.

o Have you been diagnosed with Covid-19 in the last 14 days?

o Have you been diagnosed with pneumonia or lower respiratory infection with an unknown cause in the last 14 days?

o Do you have a new, unusual or worsening dry cough?

o Do you have a fever now or have you had a fever in the last 14-21 days?

o Is your temperature more than 99.6 today?

o Are you experiencing new, unusual or worsening shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?

o Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as gastrointestinal upset (unexplained nausea, vomiting and diarrhea), headache or fatigue, muscle aches, congestion or runny nose?

o Have you experienced recent loss of taste or smell?

o Have you had contact with any confirmed Covid-19 positive patients (prolonged contact of 10 minutes or more, while not wearing a mask and within a close proximity of 6 feet or less) in the last 14 days?

o Are you awaiting Covid-19 test results due to suspected exposure or symptoms?

o Within the last 14 days, have you or anyone in your household engaged in any out of state travel in which the journey was made in an airplane, train, or bus OR any travel that included an overnight stay in a hotel or other shared accommodation?

o Have you been admitted (as a patient for any length of time) to any hospital, skilled nursing facility or group home in the last 14 days (for any reason)?

Obviously, some of these questions are more cut and dried than others. We are asking you to be mindful of the potential risks to you and others as you make your decision about coming to church.

See the attached Protocols and Procedures documents for the full explanation.

Please join us online if you are in a high-risk category or are in doubt of your health situation. 

Basically, here is the way indoor worship will go:

  1. You must preregister for the service and answer the above prescreening questions. If you have trouble using our online registration system, call the office at 248-651-6188 and we can register you by phone.
  2. When you arrive you will be directed to one of two entrances.
  3. You must check in with the greeter and certify that you have answered the questionnaire and meet the health criteria.
  4. You will be directed to a seat.
  5. You must wear your mask and remain at least 6' from people not in your family group.
  6. Communion will be brought to you in your pew.
  7. There will be no singing, handshaking, or hugging :-(

Watch this brief 5 minute video for information about what to do when you arrive.

 

 

Please note that no one is required to come to worship in person. We will still be live-streaming the service on Zoom and sharing it on Facebook and YouTube. We have also created a short pre-recorded service, which will be available on YouTube starting each Saturday. 

It is possible that we will need to be flexible in the coming weeks and months. At any time the circumstances may change and we may find ourselves back at square one. We appreciate your patience as we do our best to carry on faithfully as a community of faith. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or concerns.

--Fr. Eric

 
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