H1N1, Worship and Holy Communion
Flu season will soon be upon us and some people have concerns about practices in worship that might spread germs. After consulting with the CDC website for information for religious institutions and discussing the matter with Ad Council, the church has decided on the following recommendations:
- Communion will be served with individual cups and pre-sliced bread during the main flu season.
- The communion servers will use hand sanitizer before handling the bread.
- Hand Sanitizer will be available as people exit worship. Despite rumors, the alcohol evaporates. However, children should be supervised closely, so they aren’t tempted to put it in their mouth.
- Tissues will be available in the pews.
- Passing the Peace – It is an important means of sharing our love for one another. If you shake hands, be careful not to touch your face until you have washed your hands. Alternatives: you might offer a slight bow as you greet another person or touch elbows.
Of course, frequent hand washing is advised at all times. As is staying home and resting if you have an infection. Please contact the pastor if you are ill and in need of assistance or would like prayer. If you would like to read further about this subject, visit
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