St. DAvid's In-Person Gathering Plan

(How we're currently responding to COVID-19)

What to Expect As We Re-Gather


What will happen with online worship?

We will continue to live-stream the service via Facebook Live and on our website Media page. The livestream recordings can also be watched anytime after the service on our Facebook Videos page or on our website Livestream section


Who should worship online?

  • Anyone who is ill or has had symptoms within the last 48 hours should NOT attend in-person services and should worship online instead.

  • Those who are not yet comfortable gathering in-person

Who can attend the in-person worship services?

Anyone who is not experiencing Covid symptoms or under quarantine is welcome to attend. Everyone worshiping with us will be asked to check in at the front entrance and write their name and contact information on our attendance list.


What will the in-person worship services look like?


We will celebrate our normal services of Holy Communion with the following adjustments:

  • Worship: State guidelines encourage congregants to refrain from audible singing and chanting. We will have music with singing from our worship team who will all be wearing masks.  

  • Volunteer roles: Will be reduced to help us limit movement from the stage to the congregation.

  • Sacraments: will be served outside after the service as you leave the church.

  • Reserved Sacrament: will be available for pick up from 12:00pm-1:00pm for those who worship via Livestream.

What safety measures will there be for the in-person worship services?

Face masks

  • All in-person attendees (3 yrs or older) will wear a face mask that covers both their mouth and nose. 

  • Face masks will be provided for anyone who forgets. 

  • All staff and volunteers are required to wear face masks, with the exception of those leading the service, reading, or preaching for short periods while on stage only.

Cleaning and Sanitizing

  • Hand sanitizer will be available at the front entry doors and at other locations within the building

  • Tissues and trash cans will be placed in convenient locations.

Distancing

  • All people arriving at the worship service should enter through the front entrance. Those who cannot climb stairs, may use the ramp to enter through the side entrance off of the patio.  

  • Staggered seating will be marked out to ensure physical distancing. Upon entry to the sanctuary, ushers will direct people to seating from front to back.

  • Offerings will be taken at a central locked wooden box near the back. 

  • Doors will be propped open before and after worship service.

  • Restroom occupancy will be limited to one person at a time, unless an individual requires assistance.

Temperature Checks

  • All those in attendance will be screened for body temperature with touchless thermometers upon entry to the building.
  • Anyone exhibiting an elevated temperature, or any other COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to go home and participate online instead.

Summary: What is expected of me?

  • Worship online if you have a higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 infection.

  • Sign in at the entrance when joining us in person.

  • Wear a face mask for the sake of others (and for yourself).

  • Refrain from singing during the service.

  • Wash hands regularly and use hand sanitizer.

  • Keep distance as much as possible. We can show our love with our words and gestures; hugging, hand-shaking, or elbow bumps are strongly discouraged for the sake of our most vulnerable attendees who cannot receive a vaccine or have other health concerns.)


What to do When You Arrive

Step #1: Check-In


Step #2: Get a Face Mask (if you forgot to bring one)


Step #3: Follow The Ushers to Seat





Weekly Tier tracker


From ABC News, this page shows weekly updates indicating how each county's COVID-19 data is trending compared to California's four-tier benchmark system for activities.


ST. David's Original covid-19 protocol

As Christians, we are called to have faith and courage as we face the challenging circumstances of the present, not giving in to fear but trusting in a God who is All-Loving, All-Mighty, and Always Present with us no matter what we face.  

 

As we are also citizens of this wonderful country, we all need to pay attention to the guidance of our leaders and other government officials, whether we are asked to stay at home, practice social distancing, or abide by other policies meant to provide for the welfare of all. Together, in unity, we can all prevail through this challenging situation. 

 

At St. David's, we are currently maintaining the following policies:

  • We strongly encourage everyone to abide by the guidelines set forth in the current Stay at Home Order from Los Angeles County. It is important to protect not only your own health and safety and that of your family, but to be mindful about the risk for each and every person in our communities and across the nation.
  • We are offering a Sunday service LiveStream at 10:00am via our website and Facebook, so that none of us needs to miss worshiping the Lord. We can still do this together, and even look to a more missional focus by inviting neighbors, family members, and friends anywhere in the world to join us via their computer, tablet, or smartphone. No special sign-up will be required. The service will include music, Scripture readings, sermon, prayers, and announcements as necessary. 
  • In keeping with County and State COVID-19 Orders. all our Bible Study classes, prayer groups, and other ministries are meeting via Zoom teleconference. We will continue to distribute food and other necessary items to the Family Promise Ministry during our scheduled weeks as a host congregation, while the families themselves are lodged in hotels by Family Promise of the Verdugos.
  • Our staff will all be working from home, but our office hours will remain the same, 8:00am-5:00pm Monday-Friday. If you need to contact our office by phone, please continue to call us at (818) 846-8633 and leave us a message. You can use the contact form on this website to send us an email, or you can message us directly at the following email addresses:     FrAstor@stdavidsanglican.org,  Janet.Palmer@stdavidsanglican.org, or  Tanya.Oldson@stdavidsanglican.org.
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  • For additional information and instructions for making online donations and pledges, please visit our GIVING section.


We will continue to post updates as often as possible, and keep each one of you in our prayers. Our trust is in God, our hope is in Him, and our lives are wrapped up in who He is and what He has promised to us through His Son, Jesus Christ. So we say be faithful! Be of good courage! Be persevering in prayer and in works of mercy toward those who need mercy. Serve one another, and love your neighbors and those who may find themselves in need.  Shine brightly and let your light shine to all in faith. God bless you.