Due to current COVID-19 concerns, services will be via Facebook Live-Streaming, please see message below. Both Live and Streaming services will be offered starting June 7th, please see detail below: Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you. We pray for the health and safety of you and your loved ones. God has blessed us with the technology and volunteer efforts needed for worship to continue uninterrupted during these past few months. The Board of Elders and Calvary leadership has decided to begin a phased approach to restarting in-person worship, following the 10/10/10 Rule issued by Kansas City Mayor Lucas. The details of how we will be implementing this rule are listed below. Any revisions to this plan will be discussed by the Board at a future date, pending new guidelines and continued prayer concerning the issue. If you are feeling sick, are experiencing any symptoms, or have any indication that you may have been exposed to the virus, please withhold attending worship in-person and continue worshiping with us via Facebook Live. Please be patient and courteous. We are trying to offer in-person worship while keeping our Pastors, staff, fellow Congregation members, and the families who attend the EEC safe and healthy. These details are effective as of June 7, 2020.
WORSHIP TIME --There will be one service at 10:00am on Sunday mornings. The service will be in-person, per the following details, and will also continue to be streamed on Facebook Live.
ATTENDANCE DETAILS --In-person attendance will be limited to 40 people, not including Pastors, staff, and ushers. --Attendance for in-person worship will be by reservation only. To reserve a place for worship, call Hannah at the church office at 816-444-6908. Please provide your name and number in your family that will be attending. Hannah will work with you to find a Sunday that is available. --You may call Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, from 8:00am-3:00pm to make the reservation. --You may leave a voicemail, but reservations are confirmed verbally only. Voicemail alone does not confirm the reservation; the reservation must be confirmed by Hannah verbally. --Please be courteous to your fellow Congregation members, and limit your reservations to once per month, maximum. --The morning of the service, the ushers will have a list of those with reservations. Attendance records will be kept at the church only. --Again, If you are feeling sick, are experiencing any symptoms, or have any indication that you may have been exposed to the virus, please withhold attending worship in-person and continue worshiping with us via Facebook Live.
WORSHIP DETAILS --Seating will be limited to every third pew. Please sit towards the center of the pew. --The sharing of peace will be verbal only. --A printed copy of the order of service will not be available, however it will be projected on the screen. A copy of the order of service will be emailed in advance for those attending via Facebook Live. --Offering will be collected at the exit at the conclusion of the service. --Entry will be limited to the main doors on 75th Street. Exiting will be limited to the doors at the end of the hallway, leading to the McGee parking lot. If you need the ramp at the parking lot to enter the building, please notify Hannah when making your reservation, and a volunteer will be available to let you in. --Door codes will not be turned on. All attendees will be ushered in and out. --Please continue to follow all social distancing guidelines in the hallway, parking lot, and sidewalks. --For those worshiping in-person, Communion will be served at the pews. Pastors will be at the exits, but please no handshakes or hugs (but they will be very happy to see you).
HEALTH DETAILS --Sanitizer will be available upon entry and exit of the Sanctuary. --Masks are required for attendance. If you do not have a mask, we will gladly provide one for you when you arrive. --The cushions will be removed from the pews. --No hymnals, Bibles, or other paper products will be available. You may bring your own, but please take them with you after the service. --There will be no childcare available. --Barth Hall will be closed. There will be no coffee or donuts available. --The mailboxes will be blocked off. --The restrooms will be open. Please use sanitizer before using; wash your hands and use sanitizer before re-entering the Sanctuary. --The Sanctuary, Narthex, hallway, and other accessible spaces will be cleaned before each service. Details concerning Confirmation, VBS, and other events will follow. Volunteer opportunities to help with this process will be available. Again, the Board of Elders will continue to assess worship opportunities as guidelines and COVID-related data dictates. In the meantime, please be considerate of the health of those around you.
COMMUNION PROTOCOLS After the service, Communion will also continue to be served after the service, from 11:00am – 1:00pm in the following manner: --Communion is offered by individual wafer, with wine served in individual, disposable cups. --Pastors wear gloves and masks as they serve the elements. --When finished, communicants place the empty cups in a basket. --Communicants enter through the main 75th Street entrance (North) and exit to their left, out the East side door located on Oak St. Both entrance doors and the exit door remain open, so no touching of the door handles is required. --Only one family unit is allowed in the Narthex for communion at one time. --Those waiting in line are required to keep a minimum 10-foot distance between family units. --If the line reaches back to the parking lot, communicants are encouraged to wait in their cars until the line has receded. --There are two ushers stationed outside on the sidewalk to help maintain proper distances and direct foot traffic. These ushers wear both gloves and masks. --If you are feeling sick, experiencing any symptoms, or have any indication that you may have been exposed to the virus please stay home and refrain from receiving the Sacrament. This will help keep everyone a little safer.
STEWARDSHIP Our offerings must continue during these unprecedented times. Utility bills must be paid; Calvary’s staff continues to work incredibly hard, earning their salaries; there are still members in need of care. Please continue your offerings through the church website (one-time giving or automatic withdrawals), the GivePlus app, or by dropping it off when you receive Communion. https://www.calvarykc.com/giving/
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