Sunday, 06 June 2021 13:50

Updated COVID Worship Guidelines

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Welcome to worship at Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church!

We are so glad you are worshipping with us – whether in-person or online! 

(We will continue to offer online services even as we gather in person).

As our children under 12 and some adults, are not able to be vaccinated at this time, we are committed to keeping our whole community safe and thriving. As such, if you are worshipping with us in person, the following is required: 

PROTOCOLS FOR INSIDE/SANCTUARY WORSHIP:

  1. Masks must be worn at all times inside the building;
  2. Please enter through the Green Room, which is also handicapped accessible, at the beginning of worship. You may exit through any of our doors after worship;
  3. Social distance is to be maintained between non-family members;
  4. Please sign in (one of our ushers will help with that);
  5. An usher will hand you a printed bulletin if you choose to use one. Please deposit the bulletin in a waste can as you leave; 
  6. You are invited to both sing and to respond out loud for spoken liturgy (such as the Lord's Prayer);
  7. We will pass offering plates; 
  8. You may use your hymnal (located near you in a pew);
  9. During Communion Sundays (first Sundays of the month), you may either bring your own bread/juice, or obtain a pre-packaged wafer/cup from an usher;
  10. If you use the restrooms, please follow the instructions (posted in all bathrooms) by either using ProKure and/or Clorox wipes (provided in all bathrooms);
  11. When fellowship is offered, you may pick up food and/or drinks in Memorial Hall, but we encourage you to go outside for eating and fellowshipping; 
  12. As we want to keep the air moving and ventilated as much as possible (which will include some open doors and windows), keep that in mind as you dress for worship;
  13. If you are feeling ill in any way, please join us virtually.

 

PROTOCOLS FOR OUTSIDE/HAY WAGON WORSHIP:

  1. You are not required to wear masks or social distance (but you certainly may do one or both of those things if you choose), including when singing. Please be mindful of those who are continuing to practice social-distancing; 
  2. Please sign in (one of our ushers will help with that);
  3. You are invited to respond out loud for spoken liturgy (such as the Lord's Prayer);
  4. Offering plates will be passed around by an usher during the Offertory;
  5. During Communion Sundays (first Sundays of the month), you may either bring your own bread/juice or obtain a pre-packaged wafer/cup from an usher;
  6. If you use the restrooms, please follow the instructions (posted in all bathrooms) by either using ProKure and/or Clorox wipes (provided in all bathrooms). Masks are required anytime within the building; 
  7. When fellowship is offered, you may pick up food and/or drinks in Memorial Hall, but we encourage you to return outside for eating and fellowshipping. Masks are required anytime within the building. 

Prepared by a Sub-Committee of the Session of Old Greenwich Presbyterian Church

Date: 6/30/2021

 

 

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The congregation of OGPC fully embraces its responsibility to bring the word of God into the community and world. We look to be inspired and unified in our shared mission:

“To Celebrate the Love of God in All We Say and Do”

And so, with the leadership of a new pastor and secure in God’s love and guidance, OGPC approaches the unknown future with commitment that God’s will be done and that as God’s people, we can witness the power and glory of God through our own actions. In doing so, we will celebrate the love of God in all we say and do.