EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Pleasant View Evangelical Lutheran Church

2733 Springhill Road

Staunton, Virginia 24401

540 | 885 | 2954

Worshiping and serving the Lord at this location since 1878

COVID-19

SUNDAY Worship Services & TUESDAy VESPers

PVELC Vespers Service

Tuesday, September 22, 1:00pm

PVELC and Pastor Larry continues to host one telephonic vesper service each Tuesday. The vesper service “bulletin” is available in the weekend distribution and redistributed on Monday prior to the service. After the service, which will last 20-30 minutes, there will be a time for those on the line to share prayer requests or other concerns. Please plan to participate.

  • How can I become part of the Vespers conference call on Tuesday, September 15?
  • 1:00pm – dial 1-888-972-9681 a few minutes before 1:00pm. Next you will be asked to enter a passcode followed by the # key (lower right key on your phone).
  • Enter 25711# (Don't forget to press "#"). This number will bring you into the conference call. Please announce your name.

Welcome to Pleasant View
Evangelical Lutheran Church

Inviting… Nurturing… Growing… Serving…

 

Good News is Inviting

Start to think about that friend of new neighbor who might not have a church. Invite them to come with you. God may have already opened a door in their life; now they only need someone to make a connection.

"In Person" Holy Communion Services

Sunday, September 20, 2020

9:00am at the Pavilion (weather permitting)

& 11:00am in the Social Hall

At a special Council meeting on August 30, the Council adopted the following guidelines for worship services beginning September 13. While the logistics of having meaningful worship services “in church,” including the Sanctuary have been developed, the overarching concern remains the number of COVID-19 case occurrences in Virginia. For this reason, PVELC will begin in-person worship services in the Pavilion at 9:00am (weather permitting) and in the Social Hall at 11:00am Holy Communion will be offered at the end of each service.

What to Expect:

To ensure your safety, here is what you can expect when we return to church to worship.

  1. A mask must be worn, both at the Pavilion and in the Social Hall. If you do not have one, an usher will provide a mask.
  2. A sanitation station and other supplies will be available throughout the worship area.
  3. Expect someone to request to take your temperature with a "no touch" thermometer.
  4. Expect to see empty chairs or spaces. Family units will be seated six feet from one another.
  5. At the 9:00am service enter the Pavilion or place/space lawn chairs in the designated parking lot area. Please do not enter the Social Hall or Sanctuary/Narthex (exception for those needing to use the Narthex bathrooms).
  6. At the 11:00am service enter and exit by the Social Hall door on the side of the church. To maintain sanitary conditions do not access the upstairs Parish Hall or sanctuary. Do not enter the kitchen area.
  7. Avoid conversations with others before and after the service in the church. Once outside maintain six feet social distancing.
  8. Bulletins will be placed on the benches/chairs and you can pick up a copy of the announcements or newsletter when exiting the service.
  9. Holy Communion will be offered at the end of the worship service. Individual pre-packaged communion packets will be used. Ushers will direct this process.
  10. Liturgical responses will be spoken by a congregational representative, not the entire congregation. Instrumental pieces or recorded music may be used for the musical portion of the service.
  11. Sharing of the peace will be done in sign language.
  12. A hymn may be sung by a soloist.
  13. For services in the Pavilion, you may bring lawn chairs for the parking area outside the Pavilion. Physical distancing of six feet will be required between family units.
  14. Collection plates will not be passed but a collection area will be designated (also Change for Hope “red buckets”). If you prefer, your donation can be mailed to the church at P.O. Box 346, Verona, VA 24482.
  15. A children’s room for families with children is available in the Main Hall.
  16. Attendance will be noted; visitors will be asked to provide names/contact information.
  17. No food or beverages of any kind (including coffee) will be available in the church.
  18. Per CDC guidelines, please do not attend if you have a temperature, if you are sick or have any COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are quarantining for any reason.
  19. For traffic control purposes, ushers will be present in the parking lot to direct the flow of traffic.

 

Volunteers

You are needed!

With two services there is an increased need for ushers, lay readers, and help with sanitation and parking. Expect to hear a plea for help.

We realize that returning to in-person worship in the midst of this pandemic will seem strange and uncomfortable. We are striving to make our in-person worship experience as safe and as meaningful as possible given the necessary restrictions and sanitation requirements.

It is understandable that when we return to in-person worship that some may elect not to participate in worship at the church until the virus is further contained and some of the restrictions are lifted. We understand. Please know that whether you come to the church on Sunday morning or choose the “safer at home” alternative, each one of you is a vital part of our worshipping community. We are all one body. We will continue to keep everyone abreast and involved in the church’s ministry.

Why not in the Sanctuary?

These two facilities are easier to sanitize than the Sanctuary. With the custodial services of Cobweb Catchers, we can meet the COVID-19 sanitation and disinfection requirements on a week-to-week basis and more frequently if mid-week meetings are required. Meeting the COVID-19 guidelines is imperative for PVELC to fulfill its spiritual, legal, and moral responsibilities for the health and wellbeing of our members, staff, visitors, and vendors. Not using the sanctuary at this time is a temporary arrangement. We are continually monitoring the fluid COVID-19 situation and will return to worship in the sanctuary when it is safe for all to do so. If you have specific questions, please contact either Rosemary Spell or Carol Troxell.

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Pleasant View Evangelical Lutheran Church

2733 Springhill Road

Staunton, Virginia 24401

540 | 885 | 2954

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