Dear Members and Friends of St. Alban’s, St. Luke’s, St. Patrick’s, St. Thomas’, and Iglesia Episcopal La Esperanza de Familias Unidas,
We know and understand that many of you are disappointed with our decision to return to Virtual Worship beginning this Sunday, July 12 – The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost. As previously announced, Morning Prayer: Rite Two will begin at 10:30 a.m. A Zoom Invitation will be posted on our Facebook and websites/blogs. We also plan to live stream our worship on Facebook as well - sharable as a watch party.
Compline on Sunday evenings at 8:00 p.m. via Zoom, and Evening Prayer on Wednesday nights at 5:30 p.m. followed by the Bible Project Class via Zoom will continue as usual.
This decision is not mandated by Bishop Owensby, but is – in our prayerful judgement – in keeping with the Bishop’s recommendations given in the previously posted Updated Policy and Procedure for Gathering During the Pandemic. We believe it is advisable, and the best choice also based on Governor Edward’s press conference of this day (July 11, 2020 at 2:30 p.m.). Masks and proper distancing are now required by all (with a small group of exceptions) for our state. We urge you all to wear your masks whenever you are in public (indoors or outdoors), and be especially careful regarding private casual social gatherings.
Please know that we understand that many of you may not agree with our decision, and that for many this decision and these precautions are viewed as politically motivated. We are doing our best to protect you and all the other people that we love, and ask for your understanding. Please give us a call, if you want to discuss any aspect of this decision. Our home phone number is 318-340-0404. If we are unable to answer, we will return your call.
See you Sunday morning via Zoom,
With our love,
Whit+ & Dawnell+