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


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.


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 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.


  • 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