In Person Worship
Starting June 6th
what to expect
One 10 am Worship Service on Sundays
No choir or Coffee/Fellowship Hour.
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Moving Forward with Indoor Worship
It is my joy to announce that we will gather for worship indoors in the Sanctuary on Sunday, June 6, Communion Sunday. This decision was made by Session at our May 18 meeting, with confidence in the latest scientific developments about the strength of vaccines and the knowledge that Deschutes County has made very good progress in our vaccine campaign and moved to "Lower Risk" on Friday, 5/21.
We will be allowing fully vaccinated persons to not wear a mask indoors. We will not enforce social distancing for vaccinated people. We will be singing and sharing communion. We will not be passing communion down the aisles nor passing the offering plates quite yet.
If you are not yet vaccinated, we are trusting you to do the right thing by keeping your mask on at all times inside the CPC facility (except for taking communion), and maintaining social distance around others. We all want to do our part to protect the youngest members of our church as well as those who may not yet be vaccinated for medical or other reasons.
We look forward to worshipping together with gratitude and joy. We are not “going back” to worship because we never stopped worshipping in the last 15 months; we simply adapted the format. We are “moving forward” with indoor worship because we believe that is the most inclusive next step for worship gatherings and the risk is finally low enough to do so.
As pastor, and on behalf of staff and Session, I want to thank all the members of the church for your patience and adaptability through the Pandemic. We know this hasn’t been easy on you, just as it hasn’t been on us. We have experimented and learned together. We will encounter new challenges in coming months. Please continue to be gracious and encouraging to staff, elders, and fellow church members all of whom have struggled this past year.