Sunday, June 21, 2020

, TX 

Anglican Church will begin Stage 2 of our reopening on Sunday, June 21, 2020. This stage will consist of two in-person worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Attendance will require strict adherence to the following guidelines:

* If you have any of the following symptoms during a particular week, please worship with us online:
Fever Over 100
Cough or Sore Throat
Shortness of Breath
Contact with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19
(in the past 14 days)

* Families/parties/individuals will enter the building one at a time, going directly into the sanctuary for seating which will be available in every other pew (allowing us to limit the capacity to 50%) and at least 2 seats'-width apart from another family/party/individual. This will preclude any physical contact, including hugging, among people who have not spent quarantined time together.

* All people 6 years of age and up will wear a facial covering (scarf, bandana, or mask) at all times.

* We will continue live-streaming on Facebook for those who are not ready to attend in person. Temporarily, we will have camera equipment in the front aisle of the sanctuary and the altar set-up will be somewhat different. We know the joy of being back in church together will help us all overlook some of our temporary logistical issues.

* The altar party will enter the chancel from the sacristy with no formal procession.

* There will not be a passing of the peace or guest books in this stage as we try to limit physical contact. If you have a change in personal information, please call Anne Horan directly.

* An offering basket will be available in the narthex for drop-in contributions.

* We will not be having intercessory prayer in this stage.

* Communion (wafers only) will be offered in the narthex following the final song. Once clergy are in place, families/parties/individuals will be dismissed from the back by ushers. Once communion has been received, people are asked to leave the building immediately so that other people may come for communion. While awaiting one's turn to exit the sanctuary, people are asked to remain in their seats until directed by an usher.