Our vestry met on Tuesday afternoon and discussed our December worship at length. After considering the topic from multiple angles (safety, needs of various parishioners and so on), we decided on the following worship schedule for the month of December:
Beginning Sunday, December 5th:
8 AM Rite I Holy Eucharist inside the church, masked with no singing
10 AM Rite II Holy Eucharist inside the church and live-streamed and recorded, masked with no singing
Sunday Morning Prayer: At a time to be determined and using a form of worship to be determined, Morning Prayer on Zoom led by seminarian and postulant for Holy Orders, Ben Cooke.
Wednesdays, 10 AM Rite II Holy Eucharist with healing,(with masks)
Monday-Friday 9 PM Zoom Compline
Monday-Friday 7 AM Zoom Morning Prayer
12/24 Christmas Eve:
4 PM Family Service with simple pageant, masked with no singing inside
7:30 PM Holy Eucharist Rite II, masked with no singing inside
One of these services will be recorded and live-streamed.
12/25 Christmas Day:
10 AM Holy Eucharist inside the church, masked with no singing
12/26 1 Christmas:
10 AM Rite II Holy Eucharist inside the church live-streamed and recorded, masked with no singing
The vestry sees worship as an “essential service” of the church and is making it a priority over other meetings. For safety reasons, the vestry is continuing to place limitations on other gatherings in the building.
We thank you in advance for your incredible flexibility and adaptability.