Regather July 12 to Worship on the Green at BSLC
Time & Location
We don’t want anyone to be surprised, so as joy-filled as this experience will be, please read through this message to be prepared. Worship will look and feel differently, but we trust this will be temporary.
We will all be wearing masks throughout the service. The brief exception to wearing a mask is if we are participating in Holy Communion, as explained below.
We will bring our own chairs or blankets. We will sit in household groups, but at least six feet from other households. Lines on the grass will assist with the distancing.
We will bring our own bread (and grape juice as well if you wish). This also minimizes any physical contact. We teach that we have fully received Holy Communion even if we only receive the bread or wine (or grape juice), so only one element is necessary. We will be welcomed to briefly adjust our masks to receive Holy Communion at this one point during worship if we are comfortable doing so. You may also wish to take the bread and/or grape juice home to consume.
Offerings may be left in monitored buckets as we depart the grass.
Outdoor worship will still happen even in poor weather, but in our vehicles. Just as we did during the May 31 congregational meeting when a huge number of us gathered in the parking lot and took part in worship through our FM radios, we will be ready to do this again. When you pull into the parking lot, ushers will direct your vehicles to a different position than where you would park for worshiping on the green.