St. Peter’s is now open at capacity for in-person worship to fully vaccinated persons. We gather inside without regard for social distancing, approach the altar and take communion together. As long as Knox County is designated as level orange for Covid spread, however, we will not share a common cup, but will have communion with bread only. Also, worshipers will be required to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination.
As you know, health authorities advise that most of those activities are unsafe for persons who are not fully vaccinated. We are mindful that there are persons for whom the vaccine is not yet available, medically contraindicated, or eschewed. If this applies to you, let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-594-8191) because there are ways we can reach out to you, be with you, pray with you, and bring you communion without endangering you.
Our Sunday morning service will continue to be live-streamed on Zoom, and will be available to all remotely. We will ask for proof that you are fully vaccinated for admission to in-person worship. (The CDC considers a person fully vaccinated when it has been at least two weeks since receiving the second of the two shots of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two weeks since receiving the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine.) This proof needs to be shown only once:
- bring your vaccination record card with you to church,
- bring a photocopy of your vaccination card and keep your original safe at home,
- take a picture of your card with your phone and show us the picture when you get to church, or
- scan it to make a pdf or take a picture of it and email or snail mail either of those forms to the church office.
You will surely be able to come up with other ways, but you get the gist: we must see proof that you are fully vaccinated.