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    Joining The Physical Congregation

    October 4, 2020 Arlene Lamadeleine
    We are so happy you are considering returning to the physical building connected to the Grace Church congregation!
     
    We need to register your intent and you need to read the 13 important messages below to make sure you are able to abide by Public Health guidelines, as you return.
     
    Thanks for your patience during this process so we all can stay healthy, and trust the Lord in this season together.
     

    Access the registration form below to indicate attendance at the Grace Church in-person worship service this coming Sunday. Registrations received by 9am Friday will receive an email with their seating assignment and arrival time from the office (Arlene).  You can also access the form from the website www.graceorleans.ca or call the office at 613-824-9260 before 2pm Thursday to reserve your spot. 

     

    Reserve Your Spot

     

    (If you are having trouble email Arlene in the office at admin@graceorleans.ca or call 613-824-9260)

     

    Please note:

    1 People who are immune compromised, are unable to wear a mask, or have any current symptoms of illness, should not attend in person at this time. Instead please watch the livestream of the service on our website.

    2 Currently we are not able to offer any program for children, so they must remain with their parents in their assigned seats.  No other people can assist in the care of these children, other than the parents. Please consider the ability of your children to manage through a worship service before deciding to register to attend in person.

    3 The Sunday morning entry process will include a number of steps, including an assessment for health issues, a fever check, and confirmation of registration for seating.  An usher will escort you to your assigned seats. Please remain in your seats at all times.

    4 The coat room is not open at this time, so you must keep everything you bring with you in the sanctuary, including any outdoor clothing.

    5 You will be assigned a staggered arrival time (10:00-10:05; 10:10-10:15 or 10:20-10:25) to enable a gradual arrival process for proper distancing. Please respect others by arriving at the time you have been assigned.  If you are in the sanctuary early, use that time to quietly greet others seated nearby, read your bible or pray.

    6 While in the building, you will be required to wear a mask at all times. 

    7 Singing by anyone other than the worship leaders is not currently allowed. However, you may quietly hum to the music and follow the words during the hymns. We recognize that this may be difficult, but it is the clear advice of medical officers that singing is a major cause of covid transmission. Please help us all stay safe by respecting the “hum only” requirement.

    8 Envelope givings and offerings may be placed in one of the wooden boxes near the double entry doors of the sanctuary. There will not be any passing of the collection plate.

    9 If you need to use the bathroom, or are feeling ill during the service, please look for an usher near the back of the sanctuary, and they will assist you.

    10 Following the service, everyone must remain seated until your row is asked to leave by an usher.  This is necessary to ensure proper distancing. Please be patient.

    11 When you exit outside, please continue to move towards the parking area to allow space for other people exiting after you. Greeting your friends can be done with safe distancing from the parking lot. The Pastor will be by the car exit to distance greet you as you leave.

    12 If more people register for the service than can currently fit in the sanctuary, overflow seating will be available in St. Andrews Hall.  Seating will be assigned on a “first come first served basis”.

    13 If you would be willing to give up your assigned seats so that visitors may sit in the sanctuary, please indicate this on the registration form.  Special directions will be sent to you to explain how this will work.

     

    A copy of the sanctuary seating plan is attached for your reference.

    PDF File Sanctuary Seating Plan



    Arlene Lamadeleine

    Office Administrator

    Grace Church

    www.graceorleans.ca