March 19, 2021

Dear Siblings in Christ:

We are pleased to announce that the Diocese of Eastern Michigan has released us into Phase II of our Plan for Re-Entry! This means that, beginning Palm Sunday, March 28, we are able to gather in person in our sanctuary at 25% capacity.

We will be hosting an in-person Eucharist Service Palm Sunday (wafers only at communion) at 10 am. Everyone is required to sign in for contact tracing and wear a mask throughout the service. There will be no congregational singing, but we will have music from our organist and hymns sung by a soloist.

If you would like to join us in person, we ask that you please RSVP for Palm Sunday (3/28). If you wish to sign up to attend, you can do so online with our RSVP sheet: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DACAC28A4FFCF8-palm
or you can call or email the church office. Please leave a message with your name and the number of people in your family that plan to attend the service. This will allow us to make sure we are not over capacity.

If you prefer to continue worshipping with us online through Facebook Live and Zoom, you are welcome to do so. We will continue to livestream our services online.

Before our re-opening on Sunday, March 28, we are required to do a deep clean according to CDC guidelines. We need volunteers to help us complete this daunting task. We will have teams set up to clean Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27. You can sign up for a morning shift from 9 am – Noon, or and afternoon shift, 1 – 4 pm on either day. Sign up by calling or emailing the church office to let us know you will be coming to help and how many members of your household will be there as well as the shift you would like to come in for. Or you can sign up online: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DACAC28A4FFCF8-deep

Knowing that we are now able to meet in person, we have adjusted our Holy Week schedule to allow for in-person services. Please RSVP for any Sunday service you wish to attend in-person so that we are not over-capacity.

New Holy Week In-Person Schedule:
Sunday, March 28, 2021 – Palm Sunday Service @ 10 am
Please RSVP by phone or email or on our online sign-up sheet:
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DACAC28A4FFCF8-palm

Thursday, April 1, 2021 – Maundy Thursday Service @ 7 pm
There will be no foot washing.

Friday, April 2, 2021 – Good Friday Service @ Noon

There will be no Easter Vigil.
Unfortunately, it will be very difficult to deep clean in between a Saturday evening service and a Sunday morning Easter Service.

Sunday, April 4, 2021 – Easter Sunday Service @ 10 am
Please RSVP by phone or email or on our online sign-up sheet: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C4DACAC28A4FFCF8-easter

Again, all of the above services will also be live-streamed on Facebook Live and through Zoom if you wish to join us online.

We ask for your help, prayers and patience as we begin our re-entry in the church building and a new way of doing our “old” way of worshipping together.


God’s blessings,
The Rev. Jerry Lasley