Join us for In-Person Services beginning the weekend of July 5

By the Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr., Rector

Dear Ones,

I am delighted to announce we are returning to in-person worship on July 4 and 5! Connected to this joyous announcement are a number of important details we are putting in place to make sure we can worship together safely and successfully.

We are offering the following services

Saturdays at 5 PM: Outdoor Eucharist
We will gather under a new tent in the triangle of grass in front of the church. We will also make use of the shade from the large beach tree to ensure proper social distancing. Chairs and masks will be provided, but we also encourage you to bring your own chair and mask. If there is rain, this service will take place in the church, following proper social distance guidelines for gathering indoors. 
We can accommodate 100 people per service.

Sundays at 9 AM: Live-Stream and Indoor Service of the Word
We will continue to offer our live-stream Service of the Word, which is how we have been worshipping for the past four months. There will also be limited space (20 pews) available for those who want to be with us in person. Appropriate social distance will be observed (6 feet of space between persons) and masks will be provided, but you can also bring your own mask. We can accommodate 75 people per service.

Sundays at 11 AM: Outdoor Eucharist
We will follow the same pattern as we do at our Saturday 5 PM service. We can accommodate 100 people per service.

Keep in mind this is a first, faithful step in a long journey

  • At this time, we will not be offering coffee hour, nor will we have in-person meetings at the church. Participants in our liturgies will be kept to a minimum.
  • We will be continuing our Zoom Coffee Hour after the 9 AM service, and we are working on ways to open the church during the week for personal prayer and reflection. We will soon announce opportunities for you to meet informally in the triangle in front of the church.
  • The parish offices will be open for pastoral meetings and appointments only, and members of our staff will be in their offices as needed. We ask you to please contact the staff so that they are ready and able to meet you.

As with everything else connected with the COVID-19 pandemic, I ask in advance for your grace, forbearance, and forgiveness. We are taking every precaution necessary to minimize the risk involved in gathering. However, we cannot eliminate this risk entirely. I am relying on you to exercise your best judgment.

As we take these next steps together, please let me thank my incredibly hard-working staff, clergy and lay-leadership for all that they have done to help us negotiate this challenging time. I am so grateful to them and to God for the privilege of serving here.

Let’s keep the faith. Let’s keep taking one step at a time.

The Rev. Dr. William J. Danaher, Jr.

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