Limited In-Person Worship
Limited In-Person Worship
We are thrilled to be able to begin offering limited in-person worship starting on Sunday, June 28 at 9:30 a.m., with a service under a canopy tent in the parking lot.
Currently, we will offer one in-person Sunday 9:30 a.m. worship service each week. As we are able, we will expand in-person service options and number of attendees.
Please note that due to check-in procedures, and expected desire for our wait-list, we recommend arriving 10-15 minutes early. Anyone who has not arrived by the start of service at 9:30 a.m. may lose their spot to a member of the wait list.
We kindly request that you make room for others by registering for only one in-person worship service per month at this time. If and when we find there is capacity for more in-person worship services, or if the in-person worship sign ups are light, we will update you with revised options.
By submitting your reservation request, you are agreeing to abide by the safety precautions listed below. Please read the information carefully.
As Christians, our priority is to love one another. Part of loving one another is keeping each other safe from preventable disease. St. Martin's is committed to a zero-spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
- For the foreseeable future, all Sunday worship will be Morning Prayer* until it is safe again to offer communion.
- Worship will be without choirs or congregational singing per the Bishop’s instruction. We will have music in other forms.
- The number of people per service will be set based on the guidance set forth by Governor Wolf. In the current yellow phase, we are allowed to have 25 at one time, including clergy and instrumentalists. We are working carefully to include as many people as possible while ensuring everyone's safety.
Our in-person service will require the following safety precautions:
- Required registration online in advance, or call a clergy member who will register you online.
- Wearing a face mask (covering nose to chin) at all times.
- Using hand sanitizer before participating.
- Standing and sitting at least six feet from others not in one’s own household.
- We strongly encourage you to bring your own chairs. We will have some folding chairs available for those who cannot bring their own.
- We will not be handing out leaflets or bulletins. If you'd like to follow along with Morning Prayer in the Book of Common Prayer, we encourage you to bring your own copy. We will also have free copies of the full BCP and of just Morning Prayer for you to take home and make your own. See the post below for links to obtain a Book of Common Prayer.
- Avoiding any physical contact (including shaking hands). We will not hold fellowship following the worship service. We encourage you to head home directly following the end of the service.
- Children welcome under the vigilant supervision of parents maintaining physical distancing guidelines.
- Access to the Parish House will be supervised by our Sexton, James Kent, and limited to bathroom use only. Up to two* people at a time will be allowed into the building to use the bathroom*. Please maintain physical distance while awaiting your turn. *Exceptions may be made for parents accompanying small children who require bathroom assistance.
- If you (or anyone in your household) are showing any symptoms of being ill, or have any indication that you may have been exposed to the virus, we ask that you please participate online.
Virtual Worship Continues
In addition to any in-person services, we will continue to offer our regular schedule of virtual worship options live and prerecorded. Please sign up for our e-Field Notes emails to receive the Zoom worship links weekly.
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer on live on Zoom and Facebook.
9:15 a.m. Pre-recorded worship.together service on YouTube and Facebook Live.
10:30 a.m. Morning Prayer with homily and music live on Zoom and Facebook.
7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer live on Zoom and Facebook.
7:00 p.m. Compline on YouTube and Facebook Live. (ends June 24)
8:00 a.m. Morning Prayer live on Zoom.
Frequently Asked Questions
*Why only Morning Prayer?
Watch this video from the Rev. Jarrett Kerbel below.