Resurrection Lutheran Church lies within Gillespie County and with the pandemic we are doing our best to follow the guidelines that have been set forth by both county and state officials. Here are the precautions we have set in place for in-person Sunday Divine Service:
- If you feel sick, or suspect that you have been exposed to the virus please stay home and follow the proper guidelines by contacting you doctor.
- We encourage everyone (who is able) to wear masks when arriving and leaving the service, and we will have some masks available if you need them.
- We have hand sanitizer readily available for use.
- The ushers will wear masks and gloves when serving.
- We have temporarily removed the hymnals and are providing full service bulletins.
- Please do not arrive too far in advance of the service, but only with enough time to get your bulletin and head to your seat.
- We are continuing to administer Holy Communion each Sunday and with that we have rearranged our sanctuary to adhere to social distancing guidelines as well as establish a new flow for receiving the body and blood of Christ. Pastor and the communion assistant will each wear a mask and gloves when distributing the elements while maintaining distance. (The rest of the specifics are too much to put here but if you have any questions or concerns please contact Pastor Buvinghausen.)
- Once the service is over and the ushers dismiss you please head straight to your vehicle and do not linger in the narthex.
- Please respect other people’s desire for social distancing by remembering to keep at least 6 feet apart from each other as best as possible.
- If you are visitor please contact us in advance so that we can be prepared and speak with you about the particulars of these precautions and answer any questions you may have.
Divine Service is where God gives His beloved children everything that they need in His Word preached and His Sacraments freely given. We are doing all that we can to keep the conscience of our neighbor in mind when it comes to these precautions so that we don’t unduly burden them and possibly keep them from attending due to worry of increased risk. These precautions are to ensure that we can continue to gather as God’s children around His gifts that He freely gives. We aren’t sure as to how long we will have to adhere to these precautions, but we pray that the need for them will soon be gone. Until then we must be diligent and do all that we can to ensure that we are providing for the safest possible environment for worship and church fellowship during this pandemic. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Pastor Buvinghausen. God’s peace be with you!