FAQ Questions about Covid-19 and St. Paul’s

1. When can I drop things off in the building, such as food donations, other collections, or my offering?
The foyer is open from 10-11am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and on Thursdays from 2-3pm. Please wear a mask when you enter the building.
2. When can we worship again in our beautiful sanctuary?
We have begun in-person services. Worshipers may join us for the livestream at 9:30; vaccination is recommended for this, as there is singing at this service. Or, the attend a service with music, but no singing service at 11am. Beginning May 23, this 11am service will also include communion. Sign-up is required for both services. Call the church office with any questions.
3. When can I have communion again?
We will begin including communion in our 11am in person service beginning May 23. In addition, Pastor Johanna is now fully vaccinated and willing and able to bring communion to your home, or meet you at church. Outdoor meeting is still preferred, if possible.
4. Can groups meet in the building during the week?
The Safety Protocols Task Force has guidelines in place to allow groups to meet in our building. These groups will be required to mask and sit 6ft apart, and may need to shorten their gatherings to stay within guidelines. In addition, they will be required to answer screening questions before entering, sign a waiver (our insurance company does not cover anything Covid-related), commit to following our safety protocols, and keep a list of who was at each gathering for the purpose of contact tracing.
5. Is the church able to hold funerals or weddings?
We are able to hold funerals and weddings that follow all the safety guidelines. Numbers will be limited to 30, or 12 family units, and at this time, we will not be able to have singing, though organ or piano music is fine, as is anything pre-recorded. All in attendance must wear masks at all times. For these services, we will do what we can to stream them for those not able to be physically present.
6. Will we keep live-streaming even after we are back to worshiping in person?
Yes, that’s the plan! We are currently working on a set-up that will help us install cameras that will be mostly unseen by the congregation. Council has already approved the funds for this. We have also switched to Greenlight internet; this high speed internet dramatically improves what we can do with the livestream.
If you have other questions, send them our way, and we’ll do our best to answer.