In-Person Sunday Worship starting August 1

Your Executive Committee, Congregational Council, and staff are looking forward to re-gathering in person. To keep all safe during this transitional time in the pandemic, we offer these guidelines for our time together...

· Masks are encouraged, but not required, for vaccinated people. By wearing masks, we demonstrate concern for the comfort of and solidarity with our children, those not yet vaccinated, and those unable to be vaccinated.

·  Face masks are required when singing.

· Unvaccinated people over age 2 are asked to wear masks.

· Alternate rows of pews will be cordoned off to observe appropriate social distancing. You are asked to maintain distance between groups within the pews. Another help for social distancing is to arrive near the time the service starts and take your seat in the pews when you arrive.

· Stationary baskets will be available for offerings.

· Holy Communion will be served in the pews. Communion elements will be distributed with printed bulletins as congregants arrive.

· Members with young children are welcome. BYOT (Bring Your Own Toys) will be the practice as we begin. The lounge is still open for your use if you prefer but toys and books have been removed. We will return busy bags and toys upstairs and reopen the nursery as it seems safe.

· During August, there will be no coffee fellowship after worship. Attendees are welcome to bring coffee in their own cups (BYOC).

· AND participants will be asked to leave the building immediately after worship but are welcome to greet and converse with one another outdoors.

· If you haven't found a vaccine yet - let the office know and we will schedule your appointments.

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How to Find Us

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Iowa City

Gathered by grace. Scattered for service.

123 E Market Street
Iowa City, IA 52245