UPDATED OCTOBER 13TH, 2021
Dear People of St. David’s,
I pray that you and yours are safe and well, and that God continues to give us the grace and courage to persevere and thrive in this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Medical Advisory Group of St. David’s Church, made up of our parishioners who are physicians and nurses, met on Thursday, September 30 to review our current protocols for our worship of God and other gatherings. All of the protocols are in place to protect one another, especially our children and others who have not had the opportunity to receive their vaccination.
We will continue to require that everyone wear masks in worship and are mindful of physical distancing. One change is that children, with permission from their parent, may remove their masks when participating in the children’s sermon outdoors. This is consistent with Chester County’s school guidelines and the current practice at public schools.
Small Group Meetings
We are relaxing the guidelines for masking in one-on-one and small group meetings (20 or fewer) for people who are vaccinated with no symptoms, and when participants agree to remove their masks. This applies to both indoor and outdoor meetings.
Because of the increased risk of spreading the virus and our tendencies for wanting to sit near one another, there will be no food or drink at Church events.
The Pageants will take place in December and will be treated as worship services. We will hold the Pageants in the Chapel to allow appropriate physical distancing. The participants will wear masks, though the readers may remove their masks to read, just as we are reading aloud in worship currently.
People are dealing with the virus in different ways, so please do not ask one another why they are wearing a mask. Most importantly, and as in more regular times, if anyone is sick, please stay home and get well. We commend to you our livestream worship and adult forum during such an occurrence.
We are faithfully and graciously staying on mission and pray, with you, that we are nearing the end of the worst part of the pandemic. We look forward to the time that that we can again take up our life together in all its fullness. May God continue to bless us and keep us.
Grace and Peace,
Rector of St. David’s