The number of people in our congregation who are getting their vaccines is starting to grow and this is a joyful occasion! This is a big milestone on our way to gathering in person once again. Thanks be to God!
For the past year, the council has been voting on our COVID protocols in short time spans, one liturgical season at a time. This has kept us nimble and able to adjust our way of being together as circumstances shifted. We voted in January to remain online for worship and to not host any indoor gatherings at the church building until Pentecost.
As our situation once again changes the council will be discerning protocols for gathering after Pentecost Sunday. They will be consulting guidance from the Sierra Pacific Synod, Eccumenical consortiums of Christian leaders, Santa Clara County health department, California State health leaders, and of course the needs and vulnerabilities of the people in our community.
If you would like to like to see some of the resources that inform the council’s discussions you can read along with them through the links below.
If you have concerns or hopes for what future gatherings look like, please reach out to your council. You can reach them by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting any individual (current council members can be found here).
Resources that will inform how we move forward:
Christ the Good Shepherd
Various editorials, articles, and other items of interest.