St. Luke Re-Entry Plan
Please keep in mind that the most carefully crafted plans for in-person gatherings are subject to change week by week in order to insure the wellbeing of our congregation and community. As of now, our plans at St. Luke include: a re-start of the Early Learning Center on Monday, July 6th. With the re-start, there will be reduced capacity and many new procedures to insure the safety and wellbeing of our ELC children, families and staff members. Further plans include a rolling re-start of in-person worship on Sunday, July 12th, with one service only—at 9:00 o’clock in the Ministry Center (no nursery, children’s church, fellowship time, food or Sunday school). We can safely seat a maximum of 46 family groups (4 seats a group; If your family is bigger than 4 people your family will take up two seating groups), in the Ministry Center for this service. It is our hope to add an additional service each week until reopening all four Sunday services on August 2nd.
Let me strongly encourage you to continue joining your St. Luke Family of Faith by streaming or by television if you have any doubt as to your readiness to return to in-person worship.
St. Luke Safety Standards for All Services:
- Social distancing—seated six feet apart except for immediate family members living in the same household. Additionally, please refrain from physical contact such as handshaking, hugging, etc. Ushers/greeters will help you find safe seating. Remember, social distancing should be observed not only in the worship space but also in hallways, common areas and restrooms.
- Hand sanitizer stations will be placed at each entrance and exit. We request that you use these stations upon entering and leaving the Ministry Center.
- Temperature checks with touchless thermometers. 100.3 is the maximum CDC recommendation for entrance into gatherings lasting fifteen minutes or more.
- Face masks—We ask that you bring your own mask from home, but there will be masks available as you enter for worship. Masks are an incredibly important expression of our love and concern for the health of our fellow worshippers.
- Facilities will be sanitized (anti-viral cleaning) immediately following each gathering.
PLEASE NOTE: All of our services will continue to be streamed online and broadcast on WTVM in our community. We understand that there are some who will want to wait, and should wait, a little longer before returning for a variety of reasons. We encourage you to continue worshipping from home until you and your family are ready to return to in-person worship. We are thankful that we serve a God who is big enough to be worshipped WHEREVER we are.