When the pandemic began last spring and we had to suspend live worship, Rev. Ralph promised that our first service back would be an Easter service. He missed by exactly one week.
At its meeting on Sunday, February 14th, Session approved our return to live worship on Palm Sunday, March 28th. Worship will be held in the west parking lot (behind the main building) and will begin at the usual time, 10:30 am. Please park on the north side of the parking lot in order to keep the area of the parking lot behind the main building clear for seating. In the event of inclement weather, we will attempt to notify everyone that the live service will be canceled and a recorded service will be provided as early on Sunday morning as possible. We will also post cancellation information on the homepage of the church website gspcsg.org. We also hope to host a live stream of the service on Zoom. As usual, you will need an invitation. Please email Rev. Ralph if you are interested in joining via Zoom.
In order to protect each other, we will place approximately 50-70 markers in the parking lot with appropriate spacing to maintain social distancing. Each marker will indicate a location where a person, couple or family group will be permitted to sit. Please bring lawn chairs to sit in and confine your family group to the area immediately around your marker. Please continue to follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask when you are unable to do so. Rest room facilities inside the building will be available but we will monitor and restrict the number of people allowed in the building at any one time. We will place offering plates near the entrance to the Narthex for you to drop off your donations.
We will be providing printed bulletins and hymn lyrics but if you have a hymnal and/or Bible that you would like to bring with you, please feel free to do so but please do not share it with others.
We expect that services will continue outdoors for the foreseeable future. Once the Southern Utah Public Health Department removes all restrictions on indoor meetings, we will move back into the Sanctuary. Should the need to meet outside continue into late spring and summer, we will adjust service times to worship during the coolest part of the day.
We look forward to Palm Sunday when we can once again come together to worship our Lord and Savior.