We are returning to worship on Sunday, June 21st.

   

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

 On Friday, June 12th the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania moved York County into the Green Phase.  The Green Phase is not an all clear, instead it is a progressive re-opening of the economy with mask wearing and social distancing protocols.  Pandemics are not “unprecedented”.  In fact, they happen at regular intervals during the course of human events.  They historically last for eighteen to thirty-six months and unfold in successive waves of infection.  That being said, we are only in the beginning stage of this current pandemic. 

 Considering the risks and the current guidelines, our congregational council voted to tentatively resume in person worship.  The worship services we have planned will not be a simple resumption of the worship life we have known.  In person worship will be social distanced.  Worshippers will be asked to wear masks and maintain physical distancing between themselves and others.  We will be unable to sing together.  Worshippers will be asked to respond quietly.  We will not be able to celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion.  Worshippers will be dismissed by rows in order to prevent a bottleneck at the exit.  Worshippers will be asked to take their bulletins home with them for disposal.  Due to disinfecting guidelines, worshippers will be asked not to roam through the building.  The liturgy will be shortened to limit the risk associated with gathering together.  It will be a strange experience.

 We have scheduled two in person worship services on Sunday mornings at 8.00am and 10.30am.  The 8.00am service will be held in the Hoshall Family Life Center and the 10.30am worship service will be held in the nave.

 We are asking those who plan on attending an in person socially distanced worship service worship to ask themselves these questions before worship: 

  • Do you have a fever?
  • Do you have a new or worsening cough?
  • Do you have new or worsening shortness of breath?
  • Do you have the chills?
  • Do you have diarrhea?
  • Do you have vomiting?
  • Do you have a sore throat?
  • Do you have a loss of taste?
  • Do you have a loss of smell?
  • Have you, or someone in your household, had close contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 patient?

 If you answered yes to any of those questions, please isolate yourself and refrain from gathering for in person worship.

 Remember, even in the Green Phase, in person worship presents some level of risk for participants.  So, if you are in a high risk group or if you are symptomatic or have been in contact with someone who contracted the COVID-19 virus, please refrain from gathering together.

 We will continue to publish our online video worship during the Green Phase.  In fact, I strongly recommend that people continue to worship online until this pandemic runs its course.

Beginning on Saturday, July 11th, we will host weekly drive-in services of Holy Communion at 7pm.  Please park in a space not blocked by an orange traffic cone and tune your car radios to FM 91.3.  
If you wish to bring a portable lawn chair and an FM radio, you may find a space on the lawn.  Please abide by social distancing guidelines and remember to wear a mask.
We are asking you to bring your own elements for Holy Communion.  Please treat the elements respectfully.  We are recommending that you bring only enough bread and grape juice for you and your family to consume during worship.

 The congregational council will continue to monitor our efforts to offer in person socially distanced worship and will reevaluate our tentative plans to reconvene based upon: 

  • Our willingness to wear masks and socially distance,
  • Attendance patterns, and
  • Rates of infection among congregation members.

 If you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact me at your convenience.

 Pray.  Wash your hands.  Practice social distancing.  Serve one another as you are able. We will get through this together.

 In Nomine Iesu,

Rev. George Schneider


Sunday Worship in Church

8:00 am Worship Eucharist (Worship Service with Communion)

9:15 am Sunday School

10:30 am Worship Eucharist (Worship Service with Communion)

Parking Lot Service
We will convene our parking lot drive-in communion service on Saturday, July 11th at 7pm.
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Assisted Listening Devices are available in the Sanctuary  - 
Wheelchair available: If you require a wheelchair, please inform the usher.
Parking Assistance: If you require parking assistance, please pull into the circle and inform an usher..
Pew Communion: If you would like to be communed in your pew, please inform an usher.

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Sunday, July 12
8am Worship Service, HFLC
9:15am Online Sunday School
10:30am Worship Service, Nave
11:30am Online Coffee Hour
5:30-6:30pm Kids Feeding Kids, YL

Monday, July 13
Noon Feeding America

Tuesday, July 14
5pm Good Food Box
7pm Online Bible Study

Wednesday, July 15
Noon Feeding America

Thursday, July 16
12pm Online Bible Study

Friday, July 17

Saturday, July 18
11:30am The Lord’s Lunch
7pm Parking Lot Worship Service

Sunday, July 19
8am Worship Service, HFLC
9:15am Online Sunday School
10:30am Worship Service, Nave
11:30am Online Coffee Hour
5:30-6:30pm Kids Feeding Kids, YL

 


 

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