As I write this Newsletter Article, Calvary Lutheran Church has just resumed in-person worship. On June 21, 2020 thirty-seven individuals gathered for worship while many others participated via zoom. Unless the pandemic forces us to close in-person worship, we will continue to observe the guidelines the Congregation Council implemented for in-person worship.
The guidelines are as follows: Block Off Every Second Pew with Crime Scene Tape, No Shaking Hands, No physical Sharing of the Peace, Offering Plate Placed by Narthex Door, Masks/Gloves for Communion Servers, Masks Highly recommended for All Worshippers, Plenty of Hand Sanitizer in Narthex and Sanctuary, Disposable Cups for Communion, Wafers (Not bread for Communion), Music but No Singing, Speak Liturgy, No Bulletins (Power Point Only), Dismiss by Rows, Continue to Zoom all Worship Services and No Coffee/Meals Served at This Time. The Council will continue to monitor the on-going situation and will adjust the guidelines as needed.
Please welcome Shelly Salling to our family as our new Church Secretary. Barbara retired at the end of May and Shelly answered the call to come to Calvary and replace Barbara as the Church Secretary. Please stop by the office and introduce yourself when it is safe to do so and you have time. The office hours will be as follows: Monday to Friday 10 am to 2 pm. As life returns to normal over the next several months committees and ministries will resume, and Shelly will be an important contact person to assist you in your missional activity.
In the meantime, wash your hands, practice social distancing, and stay safe. And may the peace of the Lord be with you always.