UPDATED COVID-19 Protocols
ASD Worship Update, beginning Wednesday, May 19, 2021:
The All Saints Clergy, Staff and Board Members have all been watching the daily COVID-19 statistics in our community, and we agree the time is now, and Pentecost is an opportune occasion to make some changes.
Beginning Wednesday, May 19 and May 23, Pentecost Sunday:
- RSVPs will no longer be needed to attend Sunday services.
- Masks will be optional at all events, including Sunday Worship.
- All pews will be open in the Sanctuary. We will be removing the ropes and all seating will be open.
- We encouraged you to spread out, sitting where you are most comfortable. Please do not take offense if someone changes pews when you sit down! Let us be considerate of each other’s comfort levels as we get used to this new way of doing things.
- For now, the liturgy will remain the same as it has been for the preceding months; We will not pass offering plates (the white offering boxes for Connection Cards, Offerings or other communications will remain in place at the back of the Sanctuary), nor exchange the Peace, nor use the communion rail. Clergy will still wear masks as we distribute Communion.
- For those who are apprehensive about worshiping without a mask mandate, you may feel more comfortable worshiping with us on Wednesdays at 12pm for our Healing & Eucharist Noonday Service, where we typically have about 15 people in attendance. The service is only 45 minutes long.
- We will continue to stream our 9:00 AM Sunday service on Facebook and make available on our Vimeo and YouTube channels online and pre-consecrated elements will be available for pickup ahead of time so people can worship from home.
- Please be respectful to those whose decision about mask wearing varies from your own. Each person has a different risk tolerance and resistance to illness.
- Masks will be optional for kids, Sunday School teachers, and Nursery workers.
We look forward to seeing you all for our Pentecost Celebration next Sunday!
CONTINUED ASD COVID PROTOCOLS FOR SUNDAY SERVICES
WHAT WE ARE DOING TO PREP FOR SUNDAYS
- The ASD Facilities staff, throughout the week, regularly clean and disinfect all door handles, pews, chairs, bathrooms, kitchens and touched surfaces throughout the building.
- Our Staff monitors current COVID-19 trends and ideas, and discusses best practices to keep our members connected, healthy and safe.
- The Passing of the Peace will be socially distanced except within your family group.
- Communion in One Kind - The priest will dip the bread into wine and then place in your hand. Please wait until you have returned to your seat to eat the bread.
- Secure Offering Boxes will be available on tall tables at the back of the sanctuary.
- Limited Childcare is offered during both Sunday services for children from Birth through age 3 on a first Come, first served basis.
- Children age 4 and above are welcomed in the Sunday services to worship with their family. Sunday School will begin again on Sunday, June 6. To volunteer, email Dustin+ at [email protected].
- Activity Bags are provided for each family to use during the service and return.
- Currently, Sunday School lessons are provided each week in three formats:
- The Sunday Paper, a printed Sunday School lesson, which follows the lectionary readings is available on the table with the Activity Bags in the North hallway.
- For those not attending in person there are Sunday School lessons on the ASD KIDS webpage.
- ASD KIDVID Video lessons are available on the ASD KIDS webpage and on Facebook, with links in the Sunday Morning Service email!
- For more information, please visit our ASD Kids Regathering FAQ page.
LIVE STREAMING/ONLINE SERVICES
Click on the WATCH NOW link at the top of our website, or open the Sunday morning ASD emails for links to watch via Vimeo, Facebook or YouTube.
Sources for information that our leaders follow closely on a daily basis:
Local: Daily Updates from Mayor Eric Johnson, Dallas County Health Department, Tarrant County Health Department
State: Texas Health and Human Services
National: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Recommendations for Faith-Based Organizations