Covid-19 Update 9/10/20

Dear Congregation and Friends,


We have two things to share with you. 

First, the Session has approved restarting in-person worship on  October 11, 2020 with a simultaneous live stream on Zoom.  We will continue to monitor the state and local requirements and we are hopeful that nothing arises to interrupt our plan.  There are still details to finalize and volunteers needed.  This is a huge step for all of us as we try to balance our desire to worship together with our own personal health requirements.

Second, attached are the results of the congregational survey about returning to in-person worship.  There is a slide for each survey question along with some takeaways from both your responses and comments.    Your input and comments were very valuable to us and we thank you for your thoughtful inputs. 

We need your continued support and prayers as we approach the next phase of our return to in-person services.

 

Sincerely,

 

Pastor Jeff and the Re-Entry Team (Ander Beain,  Dave Cooper, Alan Cushen)

COVID-19


The Recovery Team, appointed by Session, has been working to develop a Recovery Plan for Christ Our King Presbyterian Church.  What follows is our 4 Phase Plan for getting us back into church so we can worship together. We are currently in Phase 1.  At this time, it is unknown when we will enter Phase 2.  As we approach this point, we will provide more details on reservations, service capacity, procedures for entering and exiting the sanctuary and communion.  Volunteers will be needed in various roles.  Click here  for more information.

 

Online worship will continue through all phases.  


Phase 1: CURRENT

  • On-line worship only
  • Only recorded music for hymns – sing from home
  • Virtual Communion

Phase 2: RETURN

On-line and limited in-person worship by reservation

  • Everyone wears a facemask
  • Usher directed seating from front to back when entering, dismiss from back to front
  • 6’ seating distance
  • Only Pastor Jeff in the pulpit
  • Bulletins to be placed in pews
  • No hymnals or Bibles in pews
  • No Congregational singing
  • Solo or very small group special music
  • Drop box for offering
  • Modified Communion

Phase 3: TRANSITION

On-line and larger limited worship with reservation

  • Ushers direct seating
  • 6’ seating distance
  • Bulletins placed in pews
  • Pastor Jeff in the pulpit
  • Assisting Elder begins – reads from the lectern on the floor
  • Congregation begins limited singing of hymns – words in bulletin
  • Solo or small group special music
  • Dropbox for offering
  • Modified Communion

Phase 4: FINAL PHASE

No limit to attendance, online worship continues

  • All aspects of the worship back to “normal”
  • Entrance through the main Narthex door
  • Nursery and Sunday School back in operation
  • Spaced seating no longer needed – self seating
  • Hymnals and Bibles back in the pews
  • Pastor Jeff and Assisting Elder in the pulpit
  • Bulletins handed out
  • Congregation sings
  • Choir and hand bells begin
  • Offering collected
  • Post-service greeting by Pastor Jeff

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