COVID-19 Update

UPDATED NOVEMBER 20TH

Dear People of St. David’s,

I want to thank you once again for your patience as I, the staff and the Vestry have once again had to pivot in order to practice due diligence for the safety and wellbeing of our parish. Beginning on Friday, November 27th, the Administrative staff will work remotely for two weeks. The current hope is that they will come back to work for a staggered schedule from Monday, December 7th through Friday, December 18th. Then, they will continue to work remotely and return on Monday, January 11th. All in-person activities and events during the entire period from Friday, November 27th until Sunday, January 10th will be online only. We will assess the situation at that time, determine next steps and update the parish.

This change has been made as the COVID cases have risen and I think it prudent to have everyone “quarantine” after both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Our Bishop, the Rt. Rev. Daniel Gutiérrez, has let each parish decide how they would proceed with worship while adhering to protocols from the Commonwealth and the Diocese. Currently, our procedures still allow for in-person worship of no more than 50 persons. Therefore, all worship at St. David’s will continue to follow the current schedule.

Please see below for a schedule of special worship dates and times.

  • Thanksgiving Day: 10:00am in the Chapel for in-person (must register) and livestream worship
  • Advent Scripture and Musical Meditations on Wednesday nights: Beginning on December 2nd at 6:30pm the service will be livestreamed from the Church
  • Messiah Concert: Enjoy a livestreamed rebroadcast of the St. David’s 2019 Messiah concert on December 6th from 3:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Meet St. Nicholas at the 5pm worship in the Chapel on December 6th. Join for in-person (must register) and livestream worship
  • Starlight Service of Remembering: Tuesday, December 8th at 7:00pm in the Chapel, join for in-person (must register) and livestream worship
  • Lessons and Carols: Saturday, December 13th at 5:00pm in-person (must register) and livestream
  • Christmas Pageant: Broadcast on December 20th, beginning at 11:15am
  • Longest Night Service: Monday, December 21st at 7:00pm in person (must register) and livestream
  • Christmas Eve:
    • 3:00pm in-person (must register) and livestream in the Chapel
    • 6:00pm in-person (must register) and livestream in the Chapel
    • 8:00pm worship from the Church (prerecorded) livestream only
    • Christmas Day:
    • 10:00am in-person (must register) and livestream in the Chapel

    Please know that risk mitigation and procedures have not changed; they are listed below:

    Risk Mitigation

    • St. David’s encourages all at-risk individuals to stay home and requires that those symptomatic stay home
    • Masks are required for all Clergy, Staff, volunteers and visitors as they attend any indoor or outdoor activities
    • Social distancing must be practiced at all times
    • Hand sanitizer must be used upon entering the building
    • All volunteers and visitors entering the building must first schedule with the Office Manager, Diane Dowlin, and sign in with the receptionist
    • All worship and activity attendance will be capped at 50 people, including Clergy
    • Childcare will not be offered at this time
    • Bathroom use is discouraged; individuals will need to sanitize after use

In-Person Worship: The Sunday worship times will be at 8:00am, 9:15am and 5:00pm each Sunday and will all be in the Chapel – in-person (must register) and livestream in the Chapel at 9:15am

        • Standing Communion will be offered but parishioners will not partake of the wine
        • Singing will not be allowed, but parishioners may hum
        • All risk mitigation protocols will be observed
        • In-person worship can be scheduled each Wednesday before the service by clicking on “Rister for Services” at the bottom of our website’s homepage. A detailed communication will be sent out electronically each Tuesday in the “Catch up with St. David’s” newsletter. Please call the office if you do not have access to a computer and we will help you.
        • We ask that parishioners only register once every 3 weeks to give others the opportunity to worship

        Ministry Activities and Events:

            • All scheduling for online ministry activities and events must be done through the website by clicking here or by calling Diane Dowlin, our office manager.
            • All risk mitigation protocols will be observed
            • We will try to honor parishioner requests but are limited to the number of people, therefore we ask your continued patience and flexibility

      Please know, that these times and plans may change once again. Rest assured we will keep everyone updated, and in the meantime, I thank you for your continued patience. Thank you and God bless you all.

      Grace and Peace.

      The Rev. Frank Allen
      Rector of St. David’s

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