Safely Reopening for Worship

 

Lake Murray Presbyterian Church is excited to reopen its physical doors for worship commencing on Sunday, May 31. 

 

We are committed to the safety of our members and visitors in worship.  In doing so, we will slowly reopen on the following schedule.

 

              8:30 a.m. – Drive-in gathering at the Lake (925 Sugar Mill Rd) and FB Live. 

             10:30 a.m. – Gathering in the sanctuary (2721 Dutch Fork Rd)
                                  FB & YT Live and on this website 
 
Get our bulleting and see our online links here. https://www.lmpchurch.org/online/

 

Our  first in-person worship service at 8:30 a.m. will be limited, allowing for social distancing guidelines, and any overflow may either follow the service on their device via [FaceBook Live] or can be seated in the fellowship hall where the service will be shown via Livestream. 

 

While we long for the time when we can welcome LMPC children back to children’s church and Sunday school, we are not prepared to safely reopen the children’s facilities just yet.  In the meantime, we will continue to provide online resources on our FaceBook page to connect children with Bible teaching and stories by LMPC staff.

 

We are following CDC guidance and have also prepared the attached COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Protocols to distribute electronically, post on website, and post in our facilities. 

 

We appreciate everyone doing their part to keep worship safe, and we look forward to the day when we can shake hands and hug. 

 

Health Alert

 

In the interest of public health and safety, please DO NOT ENTER the building if, in the last 14 days, you experienced any symptoms of:

 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Loss of smell and tast

 

We want everyone to remain healthy and safe, and we are taking proactive steps to help mitigate the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19. 

 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

 

COVID-19 Safety Guidelines and Protocols

 

  1. Anyone who has had a fever, cough, or shortness of breath or who has been exposed to COVID-19 in the last 14 days should participate in worship from home until 14 days have passed since symptoms or exposure. [Note: See draft door posting below.]
  2. Everyone (except for babies) is expected to wear face masks or coverings over the nose and mouth at all times in church facilities during meetings. 
  3. Please make your tithe and contributions online

    or by dropping off your contribution in the box located in the back of the sanctuary. We will not be passing the offering plate but do appreciate your continued commitment to sustaining our church financially during this difficult time.

  4. Even with masks on, social distancing is still recommended. Please maintain six feet from anyone outside of your family unit.  Seating will be noted as 6 feet apart to guide you.
  5. Communion will be served with hygienic kits. We will announce protocol for communion in service. 
  6. [Designated person/committee] is disinfecting pews, bathrooms, and carpet between services and wiping doorknobs and handles.
  7. BYOC! We are not going to be providing coffee and refreshments at this time, to avoid potential for exposure, but please feel free to bring and enjoy your own coffee. 
  8. Doors will be propped open and greeters will be outside of and away from the door, excited to see you and greet you.
  9. Please do not congregate in or near entry ways to allow people to enter while maintaining a social distance.