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10 am - Holy Eucharist Rite II - livestream only
COVID-19 Update - Keeping a Safe and Healthy Holiday Season
Dear St. Francis Family,
On November 15th, the COVID Safety Task Force of our parish convened a meeting to discuss the current increase of COVID-19 cases in our region, and to discern a prudent path ahead for our community. As you know, while long-term hope has appeared in the form of potentially effective vaccinations arriving in 2021, in the short-term the virus is an ever increasing problem. The daily rate of infection in Chester County now well exceeds the highest rates we experienced in the late spring. Taking all of this information into account, as well as considering potential new guidance from the Episcopal Diocese of Pennyslvania, the Task Force reached the following decision for the safety and health of our parish:
Beginning November 22, all 10 am Sunday worship at St. Francis will return to streaming only. This decision will run through the season of Advent at the very least, and will likely also include Christmas, and the season of Christmas, into 2021. For now, our volunteer servers (readers, etc.) may continue to be present in the service, along with their immediate family members.
Other group activities that take place in the St. Francis building will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
Please understand that this is not a decision either I or the Task Force take lightly. That being said, I am thankful for this wise group of leaders who are invested in the long-term health of our parish. Over these coming weeks, we will continue to monitor the situation, and ascertain our appropriate response.
I look forward, as I am sure you do as well, to the day we can all come together again, sharing Holy Eucharist, and telling the stories of how we made it through. When that day comes, we will celebrate!
Be patient. Stay faithful. Walk in love.
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Lectionary Bible Study - Wednesdays at 10 am
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- Approved by the Vestry of St. Francis-in-the-Fields, July 8, 2020