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as a community we follow these behaviours to keep everyone safe:
Ushers will seat people as they arrive. There is room in the sanctuary for 20 bubbles (most spots will seat 3-6 people). It is possible that 1 person or 2 people will end up in a spot that could hold more. This will reduce the total number of people who can be seated in the sanctuary
Additional seating for 20 people is available in the church hall. All chairs are spaced. For Sunday services, sound will come through the sound system. During the week (72 hrs between uses), meetings, Bible Study, confirmation, and other activities can take place, with chairs rotated to face each other.
Hymn books and Bibles have been removed from the pews. When entering, attendees will receive an order of service that includes items for use at home. Music will be played and sung by the music director - the rest of us will hum, sway, use some sign language, clapping, etc. depending on the hymn.
The keen will note that the lectern is close to the altar. This is for the at home audience, so they can see the speaker and the pastor when presiding at communion.
A focal point for those who sit in the hall has been created. The Word and cross are central.
Communion-to-go bags are being created. Each contains bread (6)pieces, juice box, and a prayer for use at home. The elements will be consecrated at church and families take home the sacrament to share in the intimacy of their own homes.
Each bag contains: bread, grape juice, and an at home liturgy (the instructions are below- and in the bag)
COMMUNION – TO- GO
Welcome to home-communion. This is very much like the practice experienced by those who are sick or are home-bound and have communion brought to them. This bread and ‘wine’ were consecrated in the presence of the community, by the pastor during Sunday worship.
Gather alone, or with those of your household,- with the whole community- as we celebrate communion across space and time.
Set out the bread and juice, perhaps on a serviette. Follow the service below. If there is more than one person have one leader or pass this page around and each take a section or two.
*note there are 6 pieces of bread to accommodate family size– share it all at once or repeat the service more than once,
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