SERVICE OF CHRISTMAS CAROLS with the NINE LESSONS by ZOOM
Sunday, December 6, 3pm
We do hope you will join us for this special event as we await Christmas.
While we can’t share singing at church, Phil Gravelle will lead us on Zoom in
singing our familiar carols at home. And many of you will share the readings of
the Nine Lessons.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday November 30th
so we can assign readings, give out the list of carols,
and issue your ZOOM invitation and sign-in details.
(If you are unfamiliar with ZOOM, please let us know and we’ll try to help you
join in with a trial run.)
Looking forward to hearing from you,
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES AT ALL SAINTS, ERIN
We are planning for 3 Christmas Eve services this year because COVID-19
protocols restrict us to only 30 (masked and distanced) people at each service.
Dec. 24 3 pm Family-Friendly Christmas Eve
5 pm Family-Friendly Christmas Eve
7 pm Christmas Eve Eucharist
So that we don’t disappoint anyone, it is important that you email
firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday December 13th
to let us know which service (and how many of) you would like to attend
We will confirm your place(s) during the week of Dec. 14-20.
Blessings and Thank you for your co-operation.
PANDEMIC PROTOCOLS FOR ALL IN PERSON SERVICES
Reopening Sunday September 13th at 10 am! We are returning to in-person worship at All Saints on Sunday September 13. Here is an outline of what to expect :
- Please bring a mask (though we’ll have a few available) and enter by the side
door so our greeters/sidespersons can “take attendance” (a Public Health
requirement), offer hand sanitizing and escort you to a “socially distanced”
(Note: you will need to keep all belongings with you at your seat – no hanging up
coats or leaving items in the side hall. All downstairs spaces are “off limits” for
now – but you may use the upstairs bathroom, if needed, providing you observe
cleaning protocols posted there!)
- Please leave offerings in the plate at the front of the church since we cannot
pass it around later in the service.
- Once in our seat, unless we are a reader or psalmist, we stay there. (“The
Peace” is a kind nod to each other from our seats.)
4 .While we hope we will have music, there cannot be congregational singing in
case of virus-droplet spread.
- Celebrating the Eucharist: (summary of Diocesan guidelines for priests)
a. the priest will consecrate the Spiritual wine and bread (wafers); the
priest will stand alone at the altar, wearing a mask when speaking.
b. communicants remain in their pews with outstretched hands,
continuing to wear their masks, while the priest distributes wafers
individually to communicants.
c. the priest will use hand sanitizer/wear gloves for distributing the
wafers and must always wear a mask. Wafers will be placed carefully in
communicant’s hand with minimal contact.
d. once the communicant has received the wafer, he/she will wait until
priest has moved on before lowering mask to consume it, then re-cover
- When our service is over, we should leave our places, directed by
sidespersons, in a “socially distanced” manner and exit the church by the main
front door. (Sadly, we cannot share food and fellowship downstairs for the
I know it all sounds quite strange, but it is necessary to follow all health
guidelines and protect each other.
Do hope this information is helpful for your decision. Remember, Rev. Joan will
continue to email out the weekly services to those of you who wish to stay
home for now.
From Reverend Joan