More Info on Outdoor Services
For those who worshipped with us “on the hill” last summer, you know the drill. For those that didn’t, it is an outdoor service where you bring your own chair and blankets for any small children that you may have with you. Each person or family selects a spot for themselves. With several acres at our disposal, there is plenty of room for social distancing. Also, there are a limited number of spaces to the left of the driveway close to the pavilion, and even more spaces in the gravel parking lot, where people can park and remain in their cars while listening to the FM 88.7 broadcast. For those parking on the church side of the road and walking up, there are two avenues of approach that make it easy to distance even in transit. The offering receptacles we use in church will be placed along the way and up by the pavilion for those who would like to drop off their offering. Song lyrics are posted below so that they can be pulled up on an electronic device or printed ahead of time. Paper copies will also be available at the service, which will start at 10:30. Footwear should be appropriate for traversing uneven terrain.
Moving into Spring, a time when the weather is notoriously fickle, we will continue to meet outside when appropriate. If we need to move inside, we will make the call by Saturday afternoon, so people will have time to decide if they still wish to come to a single inside service (10:30). For those who opt out, the podcast will continue to be available as it has been.
We will continue as we are on Sunday mornings through Mother’s Day, which comes on May 9th. The following Sunday, May the 16th, we will move the outdoor service time to 9:30 and have Sunday School at 10:30. These classes will be inside. We will send out room assignments as the day gets closer.
Currently, we plan to remain in that configuration through the 28th of June. July 4th is on a Sunday this year. We will have an outdoor service only on that Sunday, followed by some festivities as we celebrate the birth of our church and our country. Barring unforeseen circumstances, we will also be celebrating a resumption of our pre-Covid Sunday morning schedule and moving back into our buildings the following Sunday! God is good!
Song Sheet for Sunday, May 9, 2021