The Chapel is reopening for public worship beginning May 9, 2021. You may sign up to attend at https://rsvp.church/r/CAT730Fg
Our resumption of in-person, public worship it will not be business as usual. We are making some commitments up-front to keep everyone safe. We invite you to make these commitments with us!
We will limit the number of persons at our gatherings. We will offer 30 in-person spaces for RSVP at 8 am Sunday, 10 am Sunday, and 5:15 pm on Wednesday. (Note: The 30 in-person spaces do not include those persons serving at the altar, as ushers, in the choir, and as AV technician. Those serving do not need to sign up.)
We will all be masked. At all in-person worship services, everyone (including those serving) will be required to wear a mask during the whole service.
We will remain socially distanced. Chairs will be set up at the requisite distances. We will pass the peace with each other at a distance.
We will have MERV-13 air filters and an ionizer that does not allow anything living to pass through the air handler. In other words, we will have something approaching hospital grade air filtration. Additionally, the windows will be open in the Chapel.
We will use comprehensive service leaflets instead of hymnals (and prayer books) to observe the best sanitary practices.
We will enter the Chapel through the front door and exit through the ramp door. (However, if you have a physical need to use the ramp, we invite you to continue to use the ramp.)
We will have one person read the lessons and serve at the altar. This means the ministry of our lectors, torchbearers, and crucifers is on hold for the time being.
We will need your help making this happen! We need our ushers to ush, our altar servers to serve, our AV techs, to be AV techs.
We will receive communion in one kind. Receiving the wine isn’t possible right now.
We will receive communion standing, one person at a time, and physically distanced from each other, at the normal time during the service.
We will ALSO offer communion AFTER the 10 am service on Sundays (in addition to during the service) for those who wish to come to the church after the 10 am livestream and receive communion. The presumption is that those who receive after will participate in watching the service online before receiving. Either Fr. Sean or Deacon Maeve will serve communion until 11:30 am.
We will encourage you to get vaccinated. Your being vaccinated makes church attendance safe for everyone!
We will stay home if we are sick. Seriously. Stay home if you’re sick, even if you don’t have COVID-19.
We will provide an outdoor Eucharist on Wednesdays to offer worship for families concerned about bringing children who are presently ineligible for vaccination, for our handful of students who will be here this summer, and for anyone who wishes not to worship indoors. Outdoor worship will begin May 12 on the front lawn and will continue at least through Wednesday, August 18.
We will (continue to) broadcast our Sunday at 10 am service online, and Evening Prayer will continue to be streamed on Wednesdays and Fridays for the time being. The Wednesday Eucharist at 5:15 pm and the 8 am Sunday Eucharist will not be livestreamed.
Sundays at 8 am. This will be a spoken service with priest, server, usher, and those gathered. The total number of people who may attend will be 30 plus those who are serving. You may sign up for one of the 30 spaces at https://rsvp.church/r/CAT730Fg
Sundays at 10 am. This will be a sung service with priest, server, deacon, choir, ushers, A/V technician, and those gathered, and the service will continue to be livestreamed. The total number of people who may attend will be 30 plus those who are serving. You may sign up for one of the 30 spaces at https://rsvp.church/r/CAT730Fg
Wednesdays at 5:15 pm. This will be an abbreviated spoken service with priest, and server, as well as those gathered. This service of Holy Eucharist will NOT be livestreamed (even though the pre-recorded evening prayer service will be!) The total number of people who may attend will be 30 plus those who are serving. You may sign up for one of the 30 spaces at https://rsvp.church/r/CAT730Fg
Note: If you are serving at the Altar, as a choir member, as an usher, or as A/V person, you do not need to sign up and you do not count against the 30 sign-up spaces. We are also reserving spaces for visitors who are new to the Chapel. As such, the total number of persons who could potentially attend Sunday at 8 am is 38, Sunday at 10 am is 57, and on Wednesdays at 5:15 is 37.