We gather in person as the body of Christ at St. Matthew.
During the pandemic we began attending worship in our Family Life Center, where we could easily practice social distancing. Now that standards are relaxed, we remain there until our sanctuary improvements can be completed this fall. A few things are different as we worship there:
- The doors to the Family Life Center are the only ones open for entry and exit.
- We offer the Lord's Supper at all services. Many members are unable to attend regularly and are grateful to receive the Sacrament for its assurance of grace, strength, and forgiveness. For the sake of our brothers and sisters who desire to receive the Lord's promises, we make Holy Communion available.
- Safe practices: pastors and elders wash hands just prior to distribution; wafers are placed on hand without touch; individual cups are spaced in the tray; common cup is offered using recommended practice of a silver cup, alcoholic wine, wiping inside and outside with pure grain alcohol after each use.
- Orders of service are fully printed out for you, and large-print copies are available.