September 2, 2020
Dear Members of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church,
As of August 27, Franklin County’s COVID numbers have followed a downward trend and Ohio Public Health Advisory system moved the county from level 3 to level 2. Following this change, the Reopening Task Force met and determined that on Sunday, September 13 we will resume singing the Psalm during worship services which will be led by the Cantor. The state mandates masks be worn in public indoors at all times, with the exception of a residence. With the reintroduction of singing at services, proper mask wearing during services and singing continues to be required in compliance with the state mask mandate. We will sing the Psalm for a couple weeks before hymns are reintroduced to worship services. When hymn singing resumes, we will only be singing verse 1, easing back into singing to see how it goes.
Also, on September 13 the Nursery will reopen. A professional company called Sitters Unlimited will resume staffing the nursery with 2 professionals who will wear masks and follow our deep cleaning guidelines posted in the Nursery. When children enter the Nursery they will be asked to use hand sanitizer. There will be two stations of hand sanitizer available for the sitters and children, as well as soap and water. The toys and surfaces will be cleaned before and after each service. Any toys that go in a child’s mouth will be put in a separate container and washed after the service. If your child has a fever, is not feeling well or anyone in the family is sick do not use the Nursery.
The Reopening Task Force continues to meet with the goal of providing a safe and healthy worship environment.
If you have any questions you can contact anyone on the taskforce.
Molly King, Chair Pastor Nicholas Hopman
Jodie Arreguin Fred Pfanz
John Hicks Linda Hoch
Sarah Odum Tom Seamon
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Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
100 E Schrock Road
Westerville, OH 43081
Office Hours: 9am to 3:00pm M-Th
9am to noon Fri
p. (614) 882-3026
Our mission is to reach out with the love of Jesus to grow disciples and serve our community.
We envision Grace to be a welcoming Christ-centered community of faith, inviting all, growing in discipleship, sharing in ministries.