Monday, May 6, 2020
My brothers and sisters in Christ,
Hallelujah! Christ is risen. He is risen indeed! Hallelujah!
Opening Up for Worship:
I have some new information that needs to be shared with you as we prepare for Sunday’s worship services. I am looking forward to seeing you then.
Christ's church, the people of God where the love of Christ lives, is essential. The space, Faith Lutheran Church, both online and in person, is essential. And as an agency of God in Christ Jesus, we are opening up. WITH THIS LIMITATION.
1. Only allowed 25% of room capacity
We can only seat 63 total people in a worship service. This includes the people who need to be in attendance like musicians, sound booth people, Pastor James and myself. That means 53 people are allowed in at one time. That doesn’t allow all of us to be together. SO...
2. Need will have two services in order to allow for all to attend
One at 8:00am and at 11:00am. BECAUSE OF THE LIMITED SPACE, YOU...
3. Need to “make a reservation” for a worship service
Making sure that you have space for either worship service this Sunday, is easy. Go to https://dlwilliamsconsulting.eventsmart.com/events/may-10th-worship/ This link is on our website at www.faithhuntsville.org as well as our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/faithhuntsville
There is a lot of necessary information for you to read prior to registering. Please read it all before registering. Then follow the instructions.
You don’t think you can do that? Don’t be worried. Call the church office to help you out.
4. What Do We Need to Do?
We will use the entrance by the church offices ONLY. There will be a Meeter by the doors outside making sure it is safe for you and others to enter. When you arrive, you will be asked questions about your health. The questions are.
If so, we may have to ask you to not attend worship for at least two weeks. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please do not attend and check in with your doctor.
If you need to use the restroom, we will have a restroom host to open restrooms to one person at a time.
Once you are in the Narthex, we ask you to respect the physical distancing by staying between eight to ten feet apart. There are places where to stand marked on the floor. While you’re waiting to be seated, turn and talk to your “neighbor” and say, “Hi, It’s good to see you again.” An Usher will be standing by the center doors waiting for your arrival. From there you will be lead to a location in the Sanctuary for you to sit.
5. Wear a Mask challenge:
For added safety for you and others, we are asking you to wear a mask to worship until further notice.
It doesn’t have to be a specialized mask or hospital type mask. It can be made out of cloth. For example, I have one that is a former t-shirt.
So, let’s make this a fun challenge. Let’s see how many who are wearing a mask with a Christian theme on the front of it. It can be purchased or homemade. Let’s have some fun.
6. Will continue to livestream services
It is fine IF YOU DO NOT feel comfortable joining your brothers and sisters in the same space. We do not want to put any undo pressure on you nor put you at risk, to share the same space. If you in the “at risk” category, we want to tell you, “STAY HOME.” Just because we can meet together, doesn’t make it the right thing to do for you. We will ALWAYS offer the service of God online through www.twitch.tv/flchurch or use the app on your smart device. And when you’re ready, please join us.
It is our goal to be clear as crystal with you about everything. So if you have a question about any of the above information, call me at 214-681-8765 or at the church office, text me at the previous number, or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I am looking forward to hearing from you and seeing you very soon.
Thank you for your patience and love.
God be with you, always,
Pastor Robert Hemsath joined Faith Lutheran Church and School as the Senior Pastor in January 2017. Pastor Hemsath comes to FLC from Christ the King Lutheran Church in Waxahachie, TX. He has also served congregations in Aberdeen, ID and Pocatello, ID. He has been a Lutheran pastor for the past 20 years.