St. Francis by the Lakes Vision Statement

Journey with God, Journey with Each Other, Help Others Journey with God.

 

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St Francis by the Lakes Sunday Service

COVID-19 & St Francis by the Lakes

 

Although restrictions have been lifted in Nova Scotia, we are still strongly recommending that, while inside the building, parishioners wear a mask, use hand sanitizer when entering and leaving, and observe social distancing. 

Registration for services is no longer being requested. 

The collection plate will remain at the back of the church, on the font, instead of being passed around the congregation. 

One Alternate Service booklet and one of each hymn book have been placed in all open pews.  You may wish to use them in lieu of following along on the big screens. 

We will continue to sanitize the church pews following every service. 

We ask that you practice social distancing while exiting.  Please congregate outside, rather than in the aisles or Narthex areas. 

 

Celebrating Communion 

Please proceed up the side aisles next to the windows.  (You can use the blocked pews as a guide to keeping a 6-foot distance between you and those in front of you.) 

Use the hand sanitizer on the wall.  (We are NOT currently kneeling at the rail.)  Please move to the celebrant and, using an outstretched arm, receive the host in your cupped hands. 

Take a step back and towards the center BEFORE lifting or lowering your mask to consume the host.   

Replace your mask and move to the second celebrant.  Take the small cup of wine.  (No common cup) 

Once again, take a step back and towards the center BEFORE lifting or lowering your mask to consume the wine. 

Replace your mask and place your empty cup in the basket provided. 

Proceed back to your seat via the center aisle, practising social distancing to avoid others who are walking or seated.