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What to Expect this Sunday

St. Philip’s Family,

This is shaping up to be a year that none of us will soon forget! As the realities of living with COVID-19 continue to evolve, your leadership team at St. Philip’s continues to monitor the most recent data and adjust our strategy for doing ministry. As we maintain our commitment to spreading the Gospel in the most responsible way possible, new adaptations have been made to the way we are planning our worship services. Here is what you can expect this Sunday:

  • We are resuming pre-recorded worship. After three weeks of live-streaming (one week as a test run and two with a congregation present), the 1st Impressions Team has recommended reinstituting the practice of pre-recording the weekly worship service and then “premiering” on FaceBook and YouTube on Sunday morning. Just as before, we will premier on FaceBook at 9:30 and YouTube at 11:00 a.m. These platforms will continue to be our primary way of “attending” worship for the foreseeable future.

  • For those who prefer to worship “in-person”, our doors to the FLC will be open each Sunday at 11:00 for a time of worship and prayer. The format will be simple, featuring a minimal number of musicians, a few songs, a time of prayer and a message. To provide for the safety of all, only the back entrance to the FLC off the main parking lot will be open. We will continue our sanitation protocols at this time. All are welcome, and masks are required.

  • This Sunday is both Patriotic Sunday and Communion Sunday. As we celebrate our nation’s independence, you can look forward to a special time of worship, as we have come to expect the last few years. We look forward to sharing in this tradition with you!

  • For those wishing to take holy communion, we will be offering “Drive-Thru” communion at 10:00 a.m. The line will be forming on the west side parking lot, and our staff will be administering pre-packaged elements through the drivers-side window. Those administering communion will be masked. Enter our parking lot via the driveway off Great Oaks nearest The Dance Works.

As always, it is a joy to be your pastor as we worship God, grow in our faith and serve our world together. I look forward to “seeing” you in worship, whether it be on-line or in person – may we celebrate the freedom of Christ with joyful hearts this week and always!


Pastor Jason

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