To maintain a relatively safe environment for public worship, the following protocols will be voluntarily followed by our guests and members of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church:
Prior to attending public services: 1. Recorded services will continue to be available on our congregational website (www.stpaulsfulda.org) and our congregation’s Facebook page. Family services of Holy Communion will continue to be offered by appointment. 2. You are urged to stay home if you are ill. 3. Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly.
Arriving for Service: 1. Hand sanitizer is available in the narthex. 2. The offering will be taken in the narthex and brought by the ushers front during the service.
During the Service: 1. The theology and practice of the Lord’s Supper will continue to be the same.
The consecrated bread may be in-hand or orally given and the consecrated wine will be offered in both the individual cups and the common cup. The Centers for Disease Control and other clinical studies concluded that the risk of spreading disease is extremely low. (https://www.ntnl.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Common-Cup-CDC.pdf)
Those not confirmed in the LCMS but wishing to receive a blessing may come forward with arms crossed.
In addition to offering public worship services: 1. We will continue to offer recorded services. 2. We will continue to offer family communion services by appointment. 3. You are encouraged to continue to develop and strengthen your personal devotional and prayer life and that of your immediate household using online, TV, and print resources. 4. Please continue to pray for one another, for our congregation, and for your pastor. 5. Please also pray for those in authority over us, our medical personnel, for the vulnerable, and for our community.
We encourage each person to respect the Christian liberty of others.