Words from Wilma+ on reopening St Giles for worship.
† If you are planning on attending in person worship please call and let us know by noon the Friday before – this is for each week – So, before September 11th for September 13th and so on. Seating is limited by guidelines. Only RSVP to the following:
~~ Heather – 306 421 2457
~~ Church – 306 634 4113
When you RSVP you will be asked for a disclaimer stating that you have not knowingly been exposed to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 and that you are without any symptoms of COVID-19.
† We are planning one service at 10:am and will fill that service first – if there is overflow, we will have another service at 2:pm to allow for thorough cleaning between services.
† Please wear a mask. Love your neighbour. We are asking but know that wearing a mask is mandatory – please bring one with you. If you do not have one, one will be provided for you for the first service.
† If you feel that you have health issues that prevent you from wearing a mask, those health issues probably mean that you should not attend in person but online instead.
† We will not be able to visit and move around before the service as we used to. If there is a line up, please follow physical distancing guidelines – 2 metres between family groups.
† When you arrive please be prepared to have someone sign you in, and then seat you. You most likely will not be sitting in your usual seat.
† Children must remain with their family grouping.
† At this time there will be no singing, hugging, shaking hands or passing the peace. I know we will be happy to see one another but please remember to physically distance.
† There will be no hymn books or prayer books – the entire service is in the printed bulletin. If you are not taking the bulletin home with you after the service, please put it in the garbage can on your way out – do not leave in pew.
† You will be directed out at end of service, back pews leaving first. Keep social distance as you leave please.
† There will be no coffee time after the service.
† Service will be live streamed and available after the service online.
Instructions re: Communion
† are found in the bulletin and further instruction will be given at the beginning of the service.
Website has the most recent Guidelines and Protocols from Province and Diocese for your information – please have a look at them.
As I write these guidelines there’s a part of me that wants to say ‘I’m sorry’ because I know it will be so different, in some ways, to what you have known as worship at St Giles in past. It may be emotional, it may be a bit uncomfortable.
Yet, there is a greater part of me that rejoices that we are finally able to come together as community to worship! I know I have missed you and I’m sure you have missed one another. And to finally have Communion – 6 months is a long time to not have Communion.
There are those who will not be able to come for worship in the building and we are going to do our best to bring worship to you via live stream and online.
Over time there will be developments – hopefully, we can add music back in a greater way, among other things. Until we get there, I ask your grace and patience.
Meantime, wash your hands, social distance, wear a mask, be well, be safe – know that God is with us in this and in all things!
While only the above phone numbers will be taking the RSVPs – if you have questions or comments please feel free to call, text or email me.
Giving thanks for God’s Grace, and you,
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