A message about novel coronavirus, COVID-19, and other health updates at COGS (Church of the Good Shepherd):
All Sunday worship services are live-streamed for all who wish to participate virtually.
As we enter into a new phase of the Pandemic, (vaccines, new variants, etc.,) please remember that we are NOT out of the woods yet. We continue to encourage online participation. We also offer in-person attendance during worship services on Saturday, Sunday, and Wednesday with the following precautions and guidelines in place:
- Masks are required for attendance and must remain on for the entire service.
- Church pews are marked with tape to indicate properly social distanced seating. People in the same household may sit together; otherwise, everyone sits 6 feet apart.
- In-person attendance at services is limited to stated capacities. We value the health and safety of each of you and will continue to promote self-distancing measures. Sanctuary capacity is 50 people, including those serving at the altar. Overflow seating is available in Kirk Hall on Sundays with services live-streamed.
- Holy Communion (bread only) is currently distributed on Sundays. All who receive are asked to return to their seats before briefly removing their masks to consume their wafer.
- Look for an email each Saturday with links to the services and bulletins for each service.
- Individual, paper worship bulletins will be available for each service. If you choose, you may view a digital PDF copy of the bulletin on your own mobile device. Bulletins can be found HERE.
- If you are feeling unwell, we ask that you stay home.
- Pews and railings are disinfected after each service. Please contact the church office if you would like to serve as part of this team.
- Coffee hour will remain virtual for the foreseeable future. You can read more about it HERE.
WE ARE LIMITING FACE-TO-FACE GATHERINGS
- Staff will be available during normal business hours, email and phone contact is preferred.
- Church-sponsored meetings and classes are reopening slowly. Check our online calendar if you aren’t sure whether your program has restarted.
PRAYER BRINGS PEACE
- Join people around the world for the daily offices services in the Book of Common Prayer in the Morning, at Noonday, in the Evening, and for Compline.
- Links to sites offering the Daily Office are on our website and Facebook pages.
At home, on a walk, or at church. Pray for:
- Those who have fallen ill, who have died, and their families – here and around the world.
- Medical workers here and in every nation who are on the front lines caring for the stricken.
- Every day, find 10 things to give thanks to God for.
- Dunedin Cares food pantry is serving a record number of people. Bring food to Good Shepherd M-F, 9 AM – 4 PM, and we will get it to them.
- Look for neighbors who cannot leave the house and offer help.
ASK FOR HELP!
If you need help, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will connect you with someone who is eager to be of assistance.
If you have ANY questions or concerns, please contact the church office.
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For the latest information on health and safety, local event cancellations, and other COVID-19 facts, please visit the CDC’s website and local newspaper publications. Also, the Diocese of SWFL has their own webpage regarding COVID-19.
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