COVID-19 DIRECTIVES

COVID-19 DIRECTIVES

GUIDELINES OUT OF CONCERN FOR OUR NEIGHBORS

Salem Lutheran Church is planning an outdoor worship gathering of reflection, prayer and music on Saturday, July 25 at 6pm. Out of concern for our neighbors, Salem is putting safety first, and adhering to distancing guidelines (maintain six feet physical distance), wear a mask, and remain cautious in the community. All in-person events, activities and meeting remain suspended and conducted through online resources. Future worship services will continue to be virtual until announced.

FOR THIS WORSHIP EVENT WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE:

OUTDOOR WORSHIP JULY 25 at 6pm

• Seating will begin at 5:45pm. Ushers will direct you to your seating location.

• Bring own chairs

• If inclement weather please check the church website a notice will be posted by 4pm.

ATTENDEE GUIDELINES

All who attend:

• Bring their own chairs

• Follow instructions from volunteers

• Do not congregate or linger before or after service

• No handshaking or hugging

• Maintain six feet social distancing

• Wear a mask or face covering (covering your nose and mouth)

• Sanitize hands

Thank you for all efforts to keep one another safe as we worship together for this one-time event.

ACCESS TO THE FACILITY WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE

• Restrooms will be available for emergency only

• Tours will be available at a later date

PLEASE STAY HOME IF...

 • You have a cough, fever, or are feeling sick

• You suspect you have or have been exposed to COVID-19

• You do not feel comfortable returning to worship

• Online worship will be available

GIVING

We thank God for the blessings that are provided, and the opportunities to share them with others. Thank you for your generosity and partnership with Salem Lutheran Church as we share ministry together. For more information about giving options available here.

OUTDOOR WORSHIP CANCELLED
DUE TO PEORIA HEALTH ADVISORY
In response to the recent Health Advisory issued by Peoria City/County Health Department describing rising levels of COVID cases and concerns, the planned outdoor worship service has been cancelled. Worship will still take place live at 6pm, but with worship leadership only. It will be recorded and available for viewing by 8am on Sunday, July 26.
 
This decision is not taken lightly but very seriously as we strive to follow health officials recommendations and cautions. We do this because we love one another and want what’s best for one another. In this time of pandemic, that means refraining from indoor as well as outdoor gatherings of larger sized groups.

The drive by farewell for Kristen will still take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30am as we will remain in our cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pastor Craig
Craig Swenson, Senior Pastor