We are offering both in-person and livestream Sunday worship services at this time.
7:45 a.m. – Rite I Service, Holy Eucharist in the Sanctuary (In-Person)
9:00 a.m. – Rite II Service, Holy Eucharist with Contemporary Music (In-Person and Livestream)
10:30 a.m. – Rite II Service, Holy Eucharist with Choir and Organ (In-Person and Livestream)
As always, the primary goal is to meet in the safest way possible. Therefore, the following guidelines must be followed:
- Wearing a mask while in the church is required. (Updated 12/31/2021)
- Please do your best to maintain a minimum 6’ distance from others at all times.
- Advance registration is no longer required to attend in-person services. (Updated 4/26/2021)
- COVID-19 screening questionnaires and temperature checks are no longer required to attend in-person services. (Effective 6/13/2021)
What you need to know about the service:
- We have returned to full capacity attendance. Since our sacred space can seat well over 250 people, you are encouraged to maintain a reasonable distance from those around you. (Effective 6/6/2021)
- Please use the hand sanitizer (available in the narthex) prior to entering the sanctuary.
- There should be no physical contact when passing the peace.
Holy Communion (Updated 12/12/2021):
- As you approach the altar to receive Holy Communion, please do your best to maintain a 6′ distance from others.
- The priest or lay eucharistic minister will be masked and will drop the wafer into your hands to avoid physical contact. Remove your mask after receiving it, and only to consume the host. Immediately replace your mask.
- Studies by the CDC and other medical authorities have concluded that “the risk for infectious disease transmission by a common communion cup is very low, and appropriate safeguards – that is, wiping the interior and exterior rim between communicants, use of care to rotate the cloth during use, and use of a clean cloth for each service – would further diminish this risk.” At St. Matthew’s, we incorporate these safeguards.
- Those who chose not to receive from the common cup can trust that Jesus’ offering of himself is complete in the Bread.
- The practice of intinction (dipping the consecrated Bread into the Wine) runs the risk of inserting fingers into the Wine. We are not allowing intinction at the present time.