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Returning to Worship at St Luke's 19th July 2020

We are looking forward to joining together once again for worship next Sunday at St Luke’s. Given the ongoing Coronavirus situation and the necessity to abide by government and diocesan regulations, things will be a little different. Key points to bear in mind are:

 Please do not come if you have been in contact with a COVID-19 case, or if you are currently, or have recently, experienced cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath.  Parishioners who are in a vulnerable group (over 70's, or those over 65 with underlying health issues) are advised to consider carefully if they wish to come in person to the service (services will continue via Zoom – see below).  The maximum capacity of the church building is 50. To help us manage this please indicate your intention to come to Worship either by calling 3060 0439 and leaving a message or online at http://notes.stlukesekibin.org.au/intention.html.  We need to record who attends. There will be a list or regular parishioners to tick as you arrive. Visitors will need to give us their name and contact details.  The recommended physical distancing of 1.5m need to be adhered to both whilst sitting and standing before and after the service. Every alternate pew will be closed off. (Family members who live together can sit together).  Communion will be distributed standing from the chancel step and only in one form, the bread. Remember that the Anglican understanding is that in receiving the bread, one still fully participates in the communion. Please maintain physical distancing whilst coming up for communion.  We will not pass the collection plate. A plate will be available at the back of church as you enter, but for convenience, and for the safety of the counters, it would be much preferred if you would continue to use electronic means of giving.  We will not hand out hymn books or prayer books. The services will be on the screen. Please take your Pew Bulletins home with you as we cannot give them to someone else.  We are still evaluating the practicalities of serving tea and coffee after the service and so won’t restart this until August.

The 9am family service will be streamed via Zoom at the usual address. There will also be a service wholly by Zoom on Saturday evening at 6pm which will include the Sunday gospel reading, prayers and music. Orders of service for these services will be available in advance.

Evening prayer will continue on Zoom at 6pm on Tuesday to Friday. As we settle into this new way of doing things, I will be approaching people to help with the services for the first couple of weeks and aim to have a rota ready for August. Please let me know if you are available to join these.

We will need welcomers, a PowerPoint operator and a reader for both services. The 7am service will also need an LA (and optionally a server), the 9am service will need someone to take care of the Zoom computer and either a LA or a server. Those who are in vulnerable groups who wish to join these rotas are advised to consult with their GP and have an up to date flu vaccination.

Address

193 Ekibin Road East, Tarragindi QLD Australia 4121

PO Box 79, Wellers Hill QLD 4121

Contact

Office: 07 3848 2123

admin@stlukesekibin.org.au

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