Church Reopening with Morning Prayer

Services will resume at St. Mary’s this Sunday, letting us enter Ordinary Time just a little more ordinary. We will be maintaining our Zoom webcast to maintain our support for our distant members and those who choose to attend virtually.

Download the service leaflet here. Note that you will need to print or digitally view the leaflet; no printed copies will be available at the service.

Connect to the Zoom service here.

Please note: Even with appropriate safeguards, an increased risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any social gathering or public place where other people are present. By attending services in person, you voluntarily assume all risks and personal responsibility for any related illness or other complications. We strongly urge parishioners in the CDC high risk category to continue to attend services virtually.

Our required Reopening Protocol form may be viewed here.

This is a summary of major changes. Note that additional guidance will be forthcoming when we resume celebration of the Mass.

  • Attendance will be strictly limited to a maximum of 30 physical congregants.
  • The Parish Hall will be closed. No food or drinks will be dispensed (not even water). No Sunday School for children. No coffee hour following services.
  • If you wish to socialize before or after Church, please do so outside and maintain proper social distancing.
  • Entry and exit will be through the main entrance only; the rear door will be strictly for clergy and staff or as an emergency exit.
  • Every other pew will be blocked off.
  • The collection basin will be placed at the rear of the Church; please make your contributions as you enter.
  • Printed bulletins will not be available; please view the service leaflet on your digital device or download and print the leaflet in advance.
  • Updated 1 July: No singing or chanting in the Church proper.
  • For attendees:
    • Please attend virtually if:
      • You currently have or have within the past 72 hours had a fever of 100.4°F or higher; please take your temperature before coming to the Church. The ushers may take your temperature upon arrival as well.
      • You have been outside the country or been potentially exposed to the virus in the last 14 days.
      • You reside with or care for a person meeting the above criteria or who is being tested for (or has tested positive for) the virus.
    • Make use of the hand sanitizer provided at the entrance and restrooms.
    • Wear a face covering at all times.
    • Maintain appropriate social distancing when seated in pews (members of the same household may sit closer together).

If you have any questions, please reach out to your vestry or to Ken Kubo (service coordinator).

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