The Re-Entry Team and I are happy to share with everyone that we are going inside for worship starting on Sunday, October 4th. To begin with, we will continue to offer one service at 10:00am. Worship will continue to be streamed on Facebook as well. Please understand that we are doing everything to respect and protect everyone that comes to worship with us.
With that being said, we ask for everybody to be flexible and show grace as we continue to work our way through this situation. Also, please understand that how we approach and attend worship inside is going to look different than before the shutdown. We realize that a lot of churches have been meeting and there are some that are still worshipping online only. Avoid trying to compare apples to apples. Let’s make sure we continue to love our neighbors as we love ourselves.
Keep in mind there is no single way to go about what we are doing and no instruction manual to help figure out what to do. Marble Memorial is only as strong and loving as its people are. Again, be flexible and show grace.
Below, are the key guidelines Marble is following each week we gather for now. Thank you.
Masks are still required along with social distancing protocols.
Entering will be through the Parking Lot door on the southside of the building.
Temperatures will be taken at the door before entry. If a temperature of 100 or higher is registered, then you will be asked to return home.
Colored bracelets will continue to be utilized to show a person’s comfort level.
No congregating in the hallways before or after service. Please head directly to the sanctuary.
No reservations/reserved seats. Ushers will direct you to your seat. No switching seats.
The upstairs restrooms by the elevator will be available for use.
Coffee areas will be closed, but you are welcome to bring something to drink.
Masks will remain on while in the building and for singing.
No programs, hymnals, or Bibles will be available for use.
An Offering Station will be available to leave your gifts before or after service.
Ushers will dismiss everyone by row at the end of service.
Exiting will be through the Bell Tower Doors.
There will be no receiving line with the pastor, and everyone will be asked to go outside to visit.
Communion will continue to be served by the pastor in pre-packaged kits.
Besides what is listed above, here are a couple of other things to keep in mind for now:
No programs, hymnals, or Bibles. (You may bring your own Bible from home.)
The Nursery is not open until we can get volunteers to staff the room.
Pastor Matt and The Re-Entry Team are available to answer questions: Brenda Kempher, Barb Bachant, Lisa Jarema, Mike Sweet, Dave Ludwig, Paul Salow, Tim Kartje, and Justin Murray are on the team.
After each service, Pastor Matt will re-evaluate the steps we are taking and discuss changes with the Re-Entry Team. We realize there will be questions after reading this, and we have also taken households into account for seating. Things are going to look and be different for a little while. Remember, be flexible and show grace. We look forward to worshipping with everyone each Sunday!
Let your faith be bigger than your fear.