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Grace Church is waiting to welcome you…in person, when the Stay-At-Home order is lifted and you feel safe to join us in worship. In the meantime, please stay connected to Grace Church. Our latest news appears below.

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Latest news from the Interim Rector, May 27, 2020

Re-engaging Our Worship Space

Dear People of God, 

The Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley, Bishop of the Diocese of Oregon, has given permission for Grace Church to re-engage the building for Sunday worship ONLY, beginning Sunday, May 31. This permission is given to the Interim Rector and Vestry according to the detailed plan submitted to the Bishop. This plan is in effect for the duration of Phase I, hopefully May 31-June 20. If the rules and regulations are not followed, the church doors may once again be closed; more importantly, if the rules and regulations are not followed, illness could occur and possible death. Please join us in making sure the plan is followed so that we can move into Phase II and then Phase III while keeping everyone safe and healthy. 

The rules are many. You may read them all here. There is also a video here available regarding the reopening rules. However, the following four must be followed before a person is allowed to enter for worship: 

Who can attend worship during Phase I? Anyone who registers for a particular service after agreeing to follow the rules below:
1)Anyone who is ill; has a temperature, cough or sneeze; has a compromised immune system shall not attend worship. Please stay home and join us in our live broadcast at 10 a.m. via FaceBook Live.
2) People over the age of 60 are encouraged to stay home during Phase I; however, if you meet the standard in #1, you will not be turned away if you have registered.
3) A mask must be worn at all times while in worship. If you should forget your mask, the church will supply you with one.
4) You must register for one of two services (8 a.m. or 10 a.m.) being offered. This will be the service you are to attend while we are in Phase I: May 31, June 7 and 14. “How to register” appears at the end of this link. There will be only 25 people allowed for worship at each service; #26 will be turned away. Please register to guarantee your seat for these three weeks.

Thank you for helping us move Grace Church forward in our desire to gather for worship. If you have questions/comments, please contact me at rector.graceastoria4691@gmail.com or call/text to 202 207 5463.

For Phase I, we are only open for Sunday worship. The church office, mid-week services, feeding ministries and all other gatherings will still not be allowed. In addition, the church building will only be open on Sunday mornings.

Blessings and grace, Betty+

 

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