From the Council

At the council meeting last Tuesday, September 8, it was decided that the worship service will move back inside the sanctuary beginning this Sunday, September 20 at 10:00 am. Below is the letter that was sent via e-mail this past weekend.

12 September 2020

Hello All Saints,

As we return to inside worship on September 20, you will notice a few changes in the sanctuary.

As many of you know, All Saints suffered considerable damage to the sanctuary. The property team is working hard to have the damage repaired, however, because of the extensive damage in the Quad Cities, contractors and insurance adjusters have been very busy!

During our last council meeting on September 8, it was decided that we would implement some CDC guidelines/safety precautions because of Covid-19.

+Stay home when ill or vulnerable to COVID-19
+Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet or more
+Use face coverings at all times while in public, except those under two years old, those with breathing difficulties, or those who are not able to remove a face covering on their own.

Prior to Worship:
We will…
+Clean worship areas and disinfect high-touch surfaces
+Remove shared materials (hymnals, pew bibles, pencils, etc.)
+Designate and label seating areas
+Create space for worship leaders to physically distance, facing congregation (16 feet between leaders and congregation)
+Post signage to inform worshipers and guests
+Remove tables from the gathering space

During Worship:
+Sit in family groups
+Refrain from congregational singing (Sing in your heart as worship leaders sing)
+Use gestures or ASL for congregational responses (Peace be with you)
+Wear face coverings
+Use hand sanitizer on the way into worship
+Maintain physical distancing when entering, worshiping, and leaving the worship space
+Communion in seats (as we have done with outdoor worship)

After Worship:
We will…
+Clean worship areas and disinfect high-touch surfaces
See you in church!


Julie Schoville and the Church Council

Let us aim for harmony in the church and try to do everything to build each other up. Romans 14:19