3 Worship Options – Beginning This Weekend, August 2, 2020

Option 1 – Worship on the Green – Sundays at 9:00 a.m.

What to expect:

  • Do I have to preregister before I come on Sunday? Everyone will be warmly welcomed to outdoor worship even if they have not pre-registered. It would be helpful to us if you do register ahead of time. We keep a list of attenders for virus contact tracing and check-in runs a little more smoothly if we already have your name. However, we will find space for anyone who comes for worship on the green and drive-in worship. CLICK HERE to preregister for Worship on the Green.

  • Drive-in worship is also an option during 9:00 a.m. worship. Simply ask the ushers where to park and you can stay in your car and tune to 107.3 to be part of Worship on the Green.

  • What if there is bad weather? What’s the plan? We quickly adjust for parking lot worship by moving the worship team to the strip of grass parallel to Adams Road so that everyone can participate in drive-in worship.

  • Do I have to wear a face covering? In short, for this worship time, yes for now. We hope that the time comes soon when we can skip this particular accessory, but right now we will follow the advice of Beautiful Savior’s own medical experts to keep everyone as safe as possible. We’ll even provide you with a mask at the check-in desk if you need one. If you are someone who just can’t wear a mask, we encourage you to use our drive-in worship option each week. We’d love to see you.

  • What do I do with my offering? There is a basket on the check-in desk at worship or you can give it to an usher on the way to the parking lot. You can also mail your offering to the church office or CLICK HERE to give online through the church website.

  • What do I bring? Bring your own lawn chair, bread (and if you’d like, grape juice or wine) for Holy Communion, and a face covering.

  • Are there bulletins? If you wish to use a bulletin and you plan to attend the 9:00 a.m. worship, it will be sent with Thursday’s email update. Please print it in advance and bring it with you, since that reduces direct physical contact with others.

Option 2 – Drive-in Worship – Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

What to expect:

  • There will be signing! Since we will be with our own households safely distanced from others in our vehicles, we will have plenty of songs to sing.

O come, let us sing to the Lord; let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation!

Psalm 95:1

  • Face coverings are not required. Since you are with your own household in your own vehicle, it is at your discretion whether you wish to wear a face covering or not.

  • This is drive-in only. One of the ways we can include singing for now is because, if we are in our own vehicles, we won’t have to be concerned about how the virus can spread more easily during singing. Also, having this time as drive-in only gives more freedom to families who want their children to be in worship, but are concerned about them wiggling around and coming in physical contact with other households.

  • Do I have to preregister before I come on Sunday? Everyone will be warmly welcomed to outdoor worship even if they have not pre-registered. It would be helpful to us if you do register ahead of time. We keep a list of attenders for virus contact tracing and check-in runs a little more smoother if we already have your name. However, we will find space for anyone who comes for drive-in worship. CLICK HERE to preregister for Drive-in Worship.

  • What do I do with my offering? There is a basket with ushers on the way out of the parking lot. You can also mail your offering to the church office or CLICK HERE to give online through the church website.

  • What do I bring? Bring your own bread (and if you’d like, grape juice – not wine in an operating vehicle) for Holy Communion.

  • Are there bulletins? If you wish to use a bulletin and you plan to attend the 10:30 a.m. worship, it will be sent with Thursday’s email update. Please print it in advance and bring it with you, since that reduces direct physical contact with others.

  • What is the radio station? Tune to 107.3. Please note that the station can only be heard within the radius of the church parking lot.

Option 3 – Online Worship

What to expect:

  • This online worship opportunity continues to look like our current online worship.

  • Online worship will continue through our church website. CLICK HERE to go to the Virtual Worship page.

  • The new online worship service for each weekend is posted on our church website at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday evening. Our worship service is also Facebook livestreamed on Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. if you wish to participate in commenting with the whole community. CLICK HERE to go to our Facebook page.

  • Are there bulletins? If you wish to use a bulletin for online worship, please print and use the online worship bulletin that will be sent with Thursday’s email update.

Making Worship Happen

Here’s how to help:

  • If you would like to join one of the many teams that are helping to make these forms of worship possible, your help is certainly needed.

  • Please contact Deborah in our church office at office@bslcmi.org and she will gladly connect you with one of the teams that make worship happen each week.

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