COME LET US WORSHIP! Special worship notes and precautions for those worshipping in the church. We are all very aware that we are still in the midst of a worldwide pandemic. We need to be very conscientious of following advised and good practices to protect ourselves and others from COVID. We gather together cautiously and carefully, seeking to be fed and upheld by time with our Lord and a community of believers in worship. The following are guidelines crafted from recommendations from the CDC, DE-MD Synod and other worship communities. You may feel some of the precautions are excessive. You may feel awkward or constricted at first. But we ask you to observe the guidelines and persevere for the sake of the community and for the joy of being able to worship together. We ask you please, • wear a face covering at all times; • maintain six-foot spacing from folks not in your own household (Note: If a couple or family sit in your pew, you may need to move a bit to maintain the 6-foot spacing); • use provided hand sanitizer as much as possible (as you enter & leave the building & in the pews); • do not crowd in the narthex before or after worship; (Social distance please!) • only hum do not sing; (Let our song leaders sing on our behalf.) • offer congregational response with a quieter than usual volume; • pass the peace from your seat, using a wave or bow to other worshipers; • leave your offering in the offering plates at the entrances to the sanctuary; • follow the directions of the usher as we dismiss at the end of worship; We start here, knowing we need to be flexible to accommodate better practices or changes in COVID’s path. We thank you for your patience and cooperation, your presence and your prayers. Let’s not let “what can’t be” get in the way of our appreciation of “what is” --- the opportunity to worship in God’s presence with other beloved children of God. GOD IS WITH US. Thanks be to God.