OSLC Worship Guidelines Quick Reference

 

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

  • Those who are 65 years of age and over, vulnerable, or have underlying conditions should consider online or parking lot worship as an alternative. 

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

 

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. 

 

Guidelines for indoor worship:

  • Masks are required

  • Maintain 6 feet social distancing & refrain from gathering in groups

  • Practice hand hygiene (hand washing and/or hand sanitizer)

  • Seating reduced to 50% capacity

  • Pews are clearly marked 

  • Hymnals may be used individually, leave hymnal in the pew after service.

  • Remain in your pew for communion, instructions will be given

  • Take communion kits, bulletins, personal items home or dispose in the receptacle at the exit doors

  • We will share the Peace with waves or nods, please no handshakes or hugs

  • Enter and exit through the main upstairs doors only

  • Ushers will dismiss at the end of the service, beginning with back pews

  • Please exit to the parking lot after service & do not gather inside the building

 

 

More detailed information can be found by request or by visiting www.oslcouting.org

 

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.

 

9/16/2020

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. 

  • Those who are 65 years of age and over, vulnerable, or have underlying conditions should consider online or parking lot worship as an alternative. 

  • 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 of 6 feet is required.

  • Occupancy will be limited to 50% capacity.

  • 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.  Members of the same household may sit together.

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

 

At the beginning of service: 

  • You may arrive before 9 a.m. but please do not gather in groups indoors.

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

  • There will be a reception 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 box for your offering will be 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:  In order to help reduce the potential spread of the virus our indoor service will be a little different but very similar to our recent outdoor services.

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

  • The congregation will not sing aloud but do feel free to hum along.  Music will primarily be pre-recorded.

  • Worship leaders, speakers, and an occasional individual singer or cantor will maintain at least 12 ft of social distance while singing/speaking.

  • Hymnals will be available for individual use. Please do not share hymnals with others. You may leave the hymnal in the pew after the service. 

  • Communion will be taken at the pew, similar to outdoor services. The pastor will provide instructions. 

 

After the service: Please remain seated after the service.

  • To help maintain social distancing and in accordance to local public health recommendations, ushers will dismiss pews from rear to front.

  • Please take your bulletin, Celebrate, used communion cups and anything else you brought into the sanctuary back out with you. You may bring these items home or dispose of them in the receptacle in near the exit door.

  • Please exit the building to the parking lot. Once again, please refrain from gathering inside the building.

  • Unfortunately, there will be no coffee fellowship following service until further notice.  

 

We are very happy to be able to welcome you back to indoor service 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 let Caroline 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.

 

9/16/2020

Guidelines for Outdoor Services

at Our Savior’s Lutheran

 

Our Sunday morning on line services will continue.

 

Outdoor service will be held on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. 

Those who are 65 years of age and over, vulnerable, or have underlying conditions should consider if they should or should not attend. 

Stay home if you are not feeling well.

 

Arrive before 9 a.m. but DO NOT GATHER in groups.

The service will be by the pavilion and surrounding area. 

To sit in the area, bring your own chair(s) and space yourself at least 6 feet or further away from any other persons unless they are your family.  If you plan to sit, please park your car in the upper lot area.

You can also stay in your car and tune into the FM station broadcast to listen to the service if you are more comfortable attending the service in that manner.  You may park in the lower lot area as parking space allows. 

 

There will be a reception table where hand sanitizer, bulletins, and communion cup/wafer kits are available. An attendant wearing a mask and gloves will disperse these items to you. After the service, please tote those items home with you for disposal. 

An offering plate/basket will be on the reception table for you to place your offering.

 

Masks will not be required outdoors but encouraged, especially if you come within the six feet plus social distance of another person or persons.  You have to provide your own mask. 

 

There will be no handshakes or hugs. 

There will be no hymnals.  Live music and/or recordings may be played during a service but due to the potential transmission of the virus, singing will not be allowed.

 

Sharing the peace will be done by a nod or a wave. 

Do not leave your social distance space. 

 

Please use the restroom before you leave home.

Restrooms will be open for emergency use only.

Restrooms will be disinfected prior to the service and after the service.  No other areas of the church should be entered. 

Doors will be propped open so there is no contact with the door or door handles.

Only one person at a time to use the restroom. 

Social distancing if more than one person.  

Hand washing required.

Hand sanitizer available if needed.

 

No coffee fellowship following service.  

 

Outdoor services may be cancelled due to inclement weather. Announcements will be made via the OSLC Facebook Page and website. If you prefer notification via email or phone call, please let Caroline know of this preference.

 

Note that all of this can change at any given time due to the Covid-19. 

 

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

 

Drive-Through Communion Guidelines

Due to the colder weather, Drive--thru Communion will now be offered on Thursdays by appointment.  Please call Minister Luke at the church during office hours ( Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.) in order to set up a time. 

Please follow these guidelines if you choose to attend:

 

Drive down to the pavilion area at OSLC.  

If someone is ahead of you, please wait until they leave then pull forward. 

 

Stay in your car and rolldown your window.

 

Minister Luke will be wearing a mask and gloves.  He will hand you a sealed communion wafer and cup package and instruct you how to proceed.

Please take your used packaging home with you for disposal.

 

An offering plate will be available if you chose to leave an offering at this time. 

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Our 
Savior's 
Lutheran

1-218-792-5346

oslcouting.org

 

P. O. Box 62

525 State 6 N. E.

Outing, MN 56662