Indoor Worship Begins In September
Each week will have four worship opportunities: an in-person Wednesday Morning Service at 10:30 AM, in-person Sunday Morning Services at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM, and an online Sunday Morning Service at 9:00 AM.
These Worship Services will all be identical (Wednesday Services will always correspond with the following Sunday Service). The Wednesday Service is particularly reserved for folks who are in higher-risk groups (immunocompromised, seniors, etc.) and are wary of attending on Sunday morning.
Wednesday Morning Services begin on Wednesday, September 2nd, at 10:30 AM. Sunday Morning Services begin on Sunday, September 6th, at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM.
THESE INDOOR SERVICES ARE LIMITED TO 25 PEOPLE PER GATHERING.
This is in accordance with current recommendations from health officials. To ensure that we are within this number at each service, please register for worship before attending in person. You can register online by Clicking on Following and simply follow the instructions on the webpage or by calling our office: (717) 336-2141.
Please remain flexible with your worship time each week. Thank you for your patience.
Please only sign up for one Worship Service per week. If you sign up to attend a service and later discover that you are unable to, please return to the sign-up link and remove your name from the sign-up (or call our office for help). This will ensure that your spot is available to another person.
The only entrance to worship will be the ramp door on the side parking lot.
Doors will only open 15 minutes prior to worship. Please do not arrive earlier than this. Upon arrival, please wait in line to enter by standing at the marked spots outside the ramp door. An usher will greet you and guide you through the process of getting a bulletin and getting to your seat.
Please wear a mask to these gatherings. There will be some masks available for those who need access to one. We know that this is uncomfortable, but that it is a concrete step we can take to protect and preserve the life of our neighbor and that it enables our return to worship. Thank you for your compliance.
We will maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another at these services. It is such a joy to see one another in person, and we give thanks that this indoor option will provide that opportunity to us. However, please maintain safe social distancing and refrain from touching one another. We will pass the peace by waving to one another. Ushers will guide you to your seat.
If you are not feeling well, have a cough, fever, or sore throat, please worship from home that week. We are still one body of Christ, even when we aren’t physically gathered.
Single-use paper bulletins will be available. Everything you need for worship will be in These bulletins. We will also have large print copies available. We will not sing during these services.
Offering will be collected in a plate next to the bulletins on your way in and out of the sanctuary, in lieu of passing the plate.
We will distribute Holy Communion as an optional part of these Worship Services. One household will come forward together at a time, maintaining safe distance from other congregants. Hand sanitizer will be available to use prior to removing your mask and again prior to replacing your mask. Pastor Marissa will distribute wafers with tongs in a contact-free manner while wearing a mask. We will be using port wine until further notice, as the slightly higher alcohol content reduces the risk of bacteria spread. Wine will be distributed in single use pre-filled cups that congregants will pick up and dispose of themselves.
We are committed to thorough cleaning of the sanctuary surfaces between all services.
The nursery, classrooms, fellowship hall, and other public spaces remain closed at this time.
For those still unable to or uncomfortable with joining us in person, the option to worship with us virtually online or by phone on Sunday mornings will continue AT A NEW TIME: 9:00 AM. You can follow the services on YouTube by clicking on the following
Those without computers are invited to call in and listen to worship on the phone by dialing this number: +1 929-205-6099 and entering the Meeting ID: 970 957 165 and password: 1517. NOTE: This number uses a different area code, so check with your phone provider regarding long-distance fees. Bulletins with the text of the sermon will continue to be sent weekly to those without computer access. If you would like to be added to or removed from that mailing, please let the office know by calling Shirley Sweigart: (717) 336-2141, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM