Our church has been approved to begin Phase 3
A few things to be aware of when you are attending services during the "Level Three" phase:
- First of all, if you feel sick, please stay home (we can reschedule you for a different Sunday);
- Please only come on Sundays when you have been assigned to come;
- All attendees must wear a mask during their time in the church;
- The Metropolis has asked that we keep track of those in attendance. To do this, one of our parish council members will be marking those present. Please give your name if asked;
- Please follow the directions of the parish council members while in the church;
- Please maintain a 6-foot ddistance between those around you;
- Holy Communion will be distributed as normal - again, please follow the directions of the parish council as you come forward to receive;
- After church has ended, please follow the directions of the parish council in exiting the church - and we ask that you do not linger outside around the church.
Please be aware that during this phase, attendance priority will be given to the pledged stewards of our church.
Our church will continue to provide online live streaming of church services through Facebook Live on our Facebook page. We are currently facing some technical difficulties and cannot stream on YouTube Live. Fr. Panteleimon and the Parish Council are working to resolve this as soon as possible. Meanwhile, you can subscribe to Fr. Panteleimon's YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4kQORmUAb0GQUEhySGoquw and you will receive an email everytime there is a new video or live streaming.
Plus, now you can "Light a Candle - Say a Prayer". Just visit https://onrealm.org/StsCnH/-/give/candles to make your donation online and send us an email (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) with the number and type of candles along with who/what you would like us to pray for and will do so at our next church service.
New Procedure for Church Attendance Signup!
In order to better track attendance and seating availability on a weekly basis, we are making changes to the signing up process for church attendance.
Everyone will have to sign up for each specific Sunday that they would like to attend church services. Registration events have been setup in Realm for the following Sundays: July 5, 12, 19 & 25, and August 2nd; you may have received the relevant automatic notifications already. If you have family that do not have internet access, you can add them to your registration as a guest. Otherwise, please let them know that they can call me (414.778.1555) during office hours and I will register them. Please keep in mind that the church office is closed tomorrow in observance of Independence Day.
I understand that many have already signed up for weekly/bi-weekly or monthly services, but they, too, will have to register online to the individual services that they are planning to attend.
Moving forward, since life happens, if you have signed up for a service but cannot attend, please cancel your reservation so that someone else can attend. If you need help, please contact me.
If you have not joined Realm, our online community, yet, please send me an email requesting an invitation. In Realm, go to Events, choose the "Sunday Matins/Divine Lit..." for the Sunday you would like to register, and click on the "Register by date" to register.
Otherwise, you can use this link to register for this Sunday, July 5th, 2020: https://onrealm.org/StsCnH/PublicRegistrations/Event?linkString=NDAyNjI1MzYtYzRhZS00OTg1LTk2MTEtYWJlOTAxNDZkYjc3
As always, please contact me if I can be of assistance,
Have a blessed day and a safe & enjoyable 4th of July
Realm (onrealm.org) & it's app, Connect, is not for one-way communication, from our church leaders to you. It can (& should) be used for the communiation between the members of each Group. JOY is the first ministry that has adopted Realm as their communication tool. Ask them.
By the way, would anyone like to lead a Group? What if we created a Group where the members could help each other out during this pandemic? If someone is immunocompromised, for instance, or has young children, and can't go to the grocery store, they could ask if anyone else is going and if they are willing to pick up whatever they need (or, pick up their prescription, or a 10,000 piece puzzle for the kids...) and deliver to their house... Email the church (email@example.com) your ideas but keep in mind, that no Groups can be created/activated until someone steps up to lead them. (Hint: It's not hard... just accepting requests to join the Group and keeping the conversation going).
Want to test it out? You can join our Prayer Requests Group (In Groups, search in Community for Prayer Requests).