What are your pandemic guidelines for Sunday gatherings?
To safely hold worship services, the Oregon Health Authority has mandated all people continue to wear a mask at all times. We frequently wash hands with soap and water and respect the needs of others in regards to feeling safe from infection. Due to COVID guidelines, we are advised to not shake hands or hug during the Sharing of Peace. Instead, we invite you to stand and wave, virtually hug, or make the peace sign.
Each Sunday, please take an individual Holy Communion set located at the church entrance.
During Communion you will be invited to remove the clear plastic film covering the wafer. Be careful that you only remove the clear plastic film on the very top. To do so, pull the hard plastic down to separate the clear plastic film from the foil. After you have partaken of the body of Christ, you will be invited to remove the purple foil covering the grape juice. A paper bowl is located at the end of your pew for your trash.
We review safety measures regularly in keeping with leaders from the Oregon Lutheran Synod, the State of Oregon and the City of Portland in Multnomah county via the Oregon Health Authority. We expect these guidelines will serve us through February, 2022.
Lead me, guide me along the way,
for if you lead me I cannot stray.