Frequently asked Questions updated September 20, 2021
The Safe Operating Committee is continuing to monitor the situation and we are being very cautious while we wait for:
- more information about the variants of the virus,
- falling case counts, and
- sufficient vaccination rates to reach herd immunity.
What will worship look like when I come?
We will continue with the worship pattern you have seen weekly on the livestream – a service of the Word that lasts about an hour. Everyone will be masked. We ask that you save any socializing before or after the service for outside the building. Holy Communion will be served outside following the service
What is our seating capacity at church?
The sanctuary can seat 200 if people sit closer than Minnesotans traditionally prefer to.
How long will masks be required?
As long as the CDC recommends that people use them indoors.
Why are the worship leaders not wearing masks when speaking?
Because worship leaders are vaccinated, and we are allowing safe distances, we believe the risk is worthwhile for the increased comprehension and communication.
Will we be allowed to sing beneath our masks?
When will choirs be rehearsing again?
We don’t know. It will depend on the three factors above (variants, vaccines and case rates).
When will we be able to have coffee hour again?
We don’t know.
Will the livestreaming continue?
YES. There will be both radio and and livestream every Sunday.
Can my small group meet in the church?
YES. Call the church office to schedule a small group (15 or fewer) meeting in the church building. Masks and social distancing are still required. Keep in mind that because of masking, your group may prefer to meet outdoors or virtually.