Two ways to worship in person:
In the sanctuary (indoors) and on the patio (outdoors)
Indoor Worship:
  • Limited to between 60-70 persons
  • SLVC’s indoor worship subject to all COVID-19 precautions as outlined here (more detail below).
    • Masks required
    • Family units are seated in socially distanced pods
    • Limit physical contact
  • Overflow seating is available in the narthex and on the patio 
Outdoor Worship:
  • Patio worship is audio-only.
  • BYOC: Bring-your-own-chair (camping, folding chairs, etc.)
  • Outdoor worshippers will be invited inside during communion distribution
Pandemic Worship Expectations

VACCINE STATUS

A late April 2021 congregational survey indicated that over 80% of SVLC members are vaccinated. When county health officials heard of our high rates during a recent county health briefing they were ecstatic, holding SVLC as a model congregation for a return to in-person worship! As such, at this time vaccine status will not be a criteria for your return to worship.

If you are not vaccinated we ask that you please take extra caution when worshipping indoors in-person. Be extra careful limiting touch of surfaces, keeping extra distance from other members, sitting near an open door, and being sure to keep your mask on at all times. High-risk unvaccinated members are encouraged to double-mask.

HEALTHY WORSHIPPERS

It goes without saying, but anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 (found here) or who knowingly has been exposed within 14 days of worship is asked to refrain from attending. If you’ve already registered, simply email office@svlc.org and we'll cancel your registration.

In general we ask that those planning to worship monitor their own health in the days leading up to worship.

OTHER HELPFUL DETAILS

  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the building and sanctuary
  • Communion will be served, but has been adjusted in form to emphasize safety. Pastor Marcus will distribute bread wearing a mask, and wine will be pre-poured into individual cups for distribution by the communion assistant
  • All music and liturgy will be available in our bulletins (without need for a hymnal)
  • Singing indoors is limited to humming and soft singing, but fully possible for outdoor worshippers
  • The pastor, musician, readers, and assisting minister will remove their masks during worship while leading at a safe distance
  • Temperatures will not be taken at the door — please monitor your own temperature in the days leading up to worship
  • Doors to the church will remain open (with the exception of Fury Lane side door during worship) and fans will be kept on to encourage good ventilation of our space