February 4, 2021
Dear Christ Lutheran Church family,
Our Re-Opening Task Force met on Tuesday to discuss recent developments and future plans. We are updating our practices for this ever-changing situation:
With enhanced ventilation, briefer liturgies, and limited singing, the risk to in-person worship should remain very low. Every third pew will be open, and we ask everyone to continue practicing social distancing and wearing masks. If you can upgrade a single-layer cloth mask to a three-layer, surgical, or N95/KN95 mask, it will enhance the safety of in-person worship further. We ask everyone receiving Communion in the sanctuary to maintain their distance from fellow worshipers and keep their mask on until they’ve moved away from the ministers. With continued care and attention, we can protect each other and ourselves.
Starting with the first Sunday in Lent, February 21, we are moving our worship times. The sanctuary livestream will take place at 9 a.m. and the outdoor service at 11 a.m. As circumstances allow, we hope to move some of our educational offerings back to Sunday morning, at first online and, as more people are vaccinated and the local conditions improve, in a hybrid model. We have no specific plans to announce at this time, but we are looking to and preparing for a better phase of this pandemic when more options are possible.
A few things we ask everyone to keep in mind:
Yours in Christ,
The Re-Opening Task Force
Connie Uhri, Council President
Ginger Hagens, Council Vice-President
Sharon Karol, Secretary
David Marshall, Treasurer
Greg Nelson, Financial Secretary
Dr. Tina Tonti, Preschool Board
Joanne Osterland, Preschool Director
Dr. Hando Nahkur, Director of Music Ministry
Marc Hatcher, Director of Youth and Family Ministry
Rev. Ben Dueholm, Pastor
God's Work. Our hands.