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Sunday Service starts at 9:15 for technology setup. Service from 9:30 to 10:30.
VIrtual Service Zoom Instructions
Grace Church will hold virtual Sunday Services.
Using a program called Zoom, we will hold a morning prayer service, led by Rev. Grant, with music from Bob Lambe.
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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God-- what is good and acceptable and perfect.
NEWS & DIOCESAN UPDATES
We have received the okay from the Bishop to use our church for in-person services!
A team continues to work out details for our regathering, everything from what will our Sunday bulletins look like to the technical aspects of providing a virtual service.
The first service of regathering is targeted for an Oct. 4th start-up. This decision reflects the recent increases in Corona Virus activity in our area and our concerns for safety.
Our plan for the immediate future includes the following:
Each Wednesday Dr. Lambe will research the status of Covid activity each in our state and in our area, and present his findings to the team.
The team will make the decision regarding in person worship.
If the rates are low, we can gather in the building with all appropriate precautions.
If the rates are high, we will use a Virtual Service via Zoom.
PLANS FOR RECONVENING IN-PERSON WORSHIP
The Grace Church community continues to thrive… hopefully in person and virtually!
Much has changed! And we will continue to accommodate as we need to in order to be together. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this happen. We also need more hands – we need help with cleaning, technology use and managing the welcoming.
Remember, first and foremost, stay at home if:
· You at high risk.
· You have been close to an infected party.
· You have a high temperature.
· You have symptoms of infection.
· You can not wear a mask.
Your town has been identified as having a high (red) or medium (yellow) rate for COVID.
Please continue to join our virtual service!
While we can't have coffee hour, we can have communion. Policies and procedures have been approved in order to reconvene safely. Review the full document for specifics of entering, social distancing and using the building.
Rev. Grant Barber's message
Seventh Sunday after Pentecost September 27, 2020
Grant, O merciful God, that your Church, being gathered together in unity by your Holy Spirit, may show forth your power among all peoples, to the glory of your Name; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen..
Listen to the music https://www.gracechurchna.org/musicrecordings
Virtual worship opportunities
There are a number of services available, live streaming and recorded that are available.
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Tips for Coping with the Stress of COVID - 19
The CDC launched an online bot called Clara to help people who think they may have COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, decide whether to seek medical care. The Coronavirus Self-Checker asks questions to establish the user's level of illness and their location, and recommendations for users may include calling 911 or staying at home and contacting a professional. Click on this link to access it. Coronavirus Self-Checker