COVID Worship Modifications 

June 24, 2020

 

SUMMARY

  • Public Service moved to 8:00am beginning this Sunday; Live Stream remains at 10:00am

  • Seat assurance now available for 8:00am public service at our website here

  • Telephone attendance for Live Stream via Zoom will now require a passcode 

  • We’ll have Holy Communion the final Sunday of the month for both services
    (drive-thru after Live Stream)

 

**Please read below for MUCH MORE detail**

 

SUNDAY SERVICES

Since at this time we cannot safely allow for a single service that allows for both public worship and all of the elements of worship that have been featured on our live stream, particularly music & singing, it will continue to be necessary for us to have two separate worship services.

 

  • 8:00 AM - Beginning Sunday, June 28 our public worship will now be at 8:00 am as we have found the extra time between services is necessary to avoid having to abbreviate the public service. We will continue to have limited seating,  masks will be required, and there will be no music or singing.  However, we hope to have a mechanism in place by early July that will allow the officiant/preacher to safely speak without a mask.

 

  • 10:00 AM - Our live stream worship service will continue to be offered Sundays at 10:00 am via Facebook, YouTube, and Zoom (see new Zoom info below).

 

Seat Assurance

You will also now be able to reserve a spot for our 8:00 am Public Service.  Reservations are for a party of 1-4 people from the same household and can be made through our website here or by leaving a voicemail at the church office (209-847-2012).  Reservations will not guarantee a particular seat, but will guarantee your admission to worship beginning when the doors open at 7:45 am.  We do not foresee maxing out our allowable capacity at this early service time, but if it becomes an issue we have a plan to allow those who would like to attend public service to be able to do so at least every other Sunday.  

 

Holy Communion

We will also continue to celebrate Holy Communion (in one kind) on the final Sunday of the month.  The sacrament will be administered at the 8:00 am service in accordance with safety protocols and via drive thru following the 10:00 am live stream service (masks required) just as we did on May 31.   

 

Telephone Attendance now requires Passcode

Zoom has increased their security measures.  Therefore, those who attend our 10:00 Sunday Service via telephone will now need to enter an additional passcode to access the Live Stream.  We recommend trying this out before Sunday morning.  The updated dial-in info is

 

+1 669-900-6833 (San Jose)

Meeting ID: 209 847 2012 #      

User ID: #    (none)                        

Password:                     < This is the last four digits of Fr John’s personal phone number  

 

Weekday Diocesan Daily Office

Beginning July 1, the Diocese will be holding the Daily Office every weekday with Morning Prayer at 7:00am and Evening Prayer at 6:30 pm.  These services will be accessible either via Zoom over the telephone (BCP required) or online (no BCP required).  Each service will last no more than 30 minutes, and include a brief 3-4 minute reflection by Diocesan clergy based on appointed texts as well as music from local congregations.  Access information will NOT be posted on our website, but can be acquired here: www.dioceseofsanjoaquin.net/daily-office.html

 


FLEXIBILITY MOVING FORWARD 

The Vestry will continue to re-evaluate this plan on a monthly basis moving forward.  Although it is possible that changes to our Public Worship plan could be required before then if the pandemic situation in our county worsens significantly.   We appreciate your understanding and hope you will not hesitate to reach out with any concerns or with any pastoral needs that may arise.