Worship Changes

Updated 09/14/22

 

  • Wearing a mask/face covering is optional – Mindful that some are still concerned about COVID transmission or medically at risk, we have dedicated two pews in the back as “Mask Only” for those uncomfortable sitting next to unmasked individuals. We encourage people to enjoy worship online if they have even mild respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms.

  • Passing the Peace – This is done person-to-person, however, this isn’t mandatory.  Some may find meaning in an alternative form of sharing Christ’s peace, e.g. hand gestures, waving.

  • Offering – The Offering plates is not passed in the pews. Your offerings can be made electronically, via mail, by using the Offering basket in the narthex, or dropping by the church office.

  • Pre-COVID liturgy – Liturgical elements have been fully re-instituted.

  • Communion – Communion has resumed by coming forward to receive the cup and host elements.  Prepackaged communion kits are available in the narthex upon entry to the sanctuary for those who prefer this option.

  • Children’s sermon – Pastor won’t be masked for his time with the kids.

  • Pastor will greet after worship – Pastor greets people as they leave worship and he will wear a mask until Allegheny County case numbers further decline.