Greetings Brothers and Sisters of Immanuel and St John’s!

Churches have now been given state permission to resume worship. Which is great news!  We will have some rules to follow:

We can only fill the sanctuary to 1/4 of the occupancy load—which is kinda close to “normal” summer attendance anyway…we can work with it;

We must wear facemarks;

We must stay 6’ apart from non-family;

We aren’t supposed to sing (unless we enforce a 12’ distance…which is a lot!);

We aren’t to distribute bulletins;

We aren’t to pass the peace with shaking hands; etc

All of this is quite possible to do. So we will plan on resuming worship this week, following these guidelines—and sanitizing the buildings both before and after (which we’re also doing).

With that in mind, please plan to join us, if you are healthy and feel safe doing so.

Obviously if you are not comfortable being in a group yet, then feel no pressure to attend.  

If you are healthy, and comfortable attending, join us at our regular worship times…and tell anyone who may not have received this email.

Sadly, I don’t have email addresses for MANY of our members (that’s something we’re going to have to work on when we get back into the swing of things!).

It will be wonderful to see many of you this Sunday!


Pastor Derek