Return to In-Person Worship Guidelines

Returning to Worshiping at OSLC

Beginning on Pentecost Sunday, May 23rd, we will once again be able to gather in our sanctuary to worship together. As we continue to observe State and Synod COVID safety guidelines, what will this look like? Here’s some information to help us prepare for this happy return to this central part of our life together:

When you arrive: starting at 9:45am, you will be asked to speak with the greeter at the main doors for a Covid protocol check-in. Note that masks must be worn at all times when inside the building, and physical (social) distancing maintained. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility. The main level restrooms are open.

During the worship service: Bulletins will be provided. Seating has been arranged to maintain physical (social) distancing; thank you for not moving any of the markers or chairs. Masks must be worn at all times. Per State/Synod guidelines: worship leaders (Pastor Vaswig, Lectors/Assisting Ministers) will unmask at the time of speaking. One unmasked, physically-distanced Cantor will lead the singing. Congregation members are welcome to sing if they are wearing triple-layered masks (per State/Synod guidelines), or otherwise hum the service music.

Will there be Holy Communion? Yes, but it will look a little different for the time being. Masks must continue to be worn, except for the moment the bread and wine/juice are consumed. Instructions will be shared during the service.

Following the service: please exit the building directly and continue all conversations outside. There will be no coffee hour for the foreseeable future, and Anderson Hall will remain closed following the service.

Live-streaming of our services will continue. Not ready to gather or away from Issaquah? We will continue to live stream our services at 10:00am on OSLC’s YouTube Channel, including recordings available for later viewing.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we learn about worshiping together in this next chapter of the story of our life together in these challenging times.

Our Savior Lutheran Worship Team

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