Please note our guidelines are changing as vaccines are increasing and the recommendations from CDC and MDH are updated. 

Any questions or concerns, please contact the office 218-792-5346

Guidelines for Worship Services 

at Our Savior’s Lutheran

 

Online worship:

Online and indoor worship services will take place congruently on the OSLC Facebook page. In the event that an indoor worship does not occur, online worship will still take place.

 

Parking lot worship:

Indoor worship will be narrow cast on 88.8 FM and will be available to listen to in your car in the church parking lot, if you prefer. 

 

  • All services will be held on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. 

  • If you are not feeling well, please stay home and worship with us online.

 

Indoor worship:

What to expect

  • Masks are required per State mandates. (Please bring your own mask; however, we will have masks available if you forget).

  • Social Distancing is required.

  • To assist with air flow and ventilation, doors and windows will be propped open, weather permitting.

  • Pews will be marked off to ensure social distancing. 

  • Restrooms will be open. Please maintain social distancing and good hygiene while using the restroom.

 

At the beginning of service: ​

  • Please use the main upstairs entry to access the sanctuary.

  • There is  a  table in the main entry where hand sanitizer, bulletins, and communion cup/wafer kits are available. An usher will make these items available to you while practicing hand hygiene.  

  • A basket for your offering is on the reception table for you to place your offering.

  • Please sit in the next available pew toward the front while maintaining social distance. Ushers can assist you if needed.

 

 

During the service:  

  • Sharing of the peace will be by waving or nod, please, no handshakes or hugs. 

  • The congregation can sing

  • Worship leaders, speakers, and an occasional individual singer or cantor will maintain at least 12 ft of social distance while singing/speaking. Communion will be served individually at the front of church.

After the service: 

  • Please take your bulletin, Celebrate, used communion cups and anything else you brought into the sanctuary back out with you.  Dispose of them in the receptacle in near the exit door.

  •  Coffee fellowship following service has resumed. 

 

We are very happy to welcome you to our indoor services under the above guidelines.  

 

We hope that by having these guidelines in place and with the hard work of council members, “S.M.A.R.T.” plan team, and congregation members that we have provided a safe and welcoming place for you to worship with us.  

 

We understand that some members may not feel comfortable returning to indoor worship at this time and we respect that decision.  Please continue to worship with us in whatever way works best for you at this time and know we are all joined together through the Holy Spirit.  

 

Due to the unpredictability of Covid-19, please remain informed of our guidelines and potential cancellations by following the OSLC Facebook Page and our website. If you prefer notification via email or phone call, please call the office 792-5346 and let us know of this preference.

 

Please stay informed, be safe, and God’s Peace to all.

 

 

These guidelines were developed with guidance from the Governor’s Executive Orders, MN Dept of Health (MDH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Northeastern Minnesota Synod, OSLC SMART Team (SMART= Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-Bound) and OSLC Church Council. Please visit www.oslcouting.org for more detailed information.

 

5/2021

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