Ushers welcome parishioners, distribute bulletins, help seat people, take up the offering, guide folks to Holy Communion, help with parking when needed, and assist with any special needs during the worship service. In addition, ushers are present at most funerals or memorial services performing the same functions as stated above.
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UNTIL FUTHER NOTICE
Our policy is clear: ALL ATTENDEES MUST WEAR A MASK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Ushers should politely urge an unmasked person to wear a mask, but not create a scene or confrontation in front of other attendees just before a service. If an unmasked person balks after gently being asked to don a mask, then an Usher should guide the person away from the front door area and down the walkway toward the Parish Hall or into the Courtyard and quietly explain our current mandatory mask policy. If the attendee still balks or offers resistance, then tell him or her that he or she must discuss the issue with JT (or other officiant that day), assuming that Service has not already started. In short, IF AN ATTENDEE REFUSES TO WEAR A MASK AFTER BEING GENTLY ASKED TO DO SO, THE ISSUE SHOULD BE ESCALATED TO JT (or other officiant for the day).
2. When managing the flow of congregants during communion, please give priority to those persons who are exiting the pews to get in line for communion. If necessary, have people who are returning to their seats after taking communion wait while someone exits a pew in order to get in line to go to the altar. We want to avoid a situation where the Rector is waiting for people to arrive at the rail to receive communion. In sum, GIVE PRIORITY TO PERSONS WHO ARE EXITING PEWS AND GETTING IN LINE FOR COMMUNION.
If you have questions: [email protected] or 434-953-9400 (call or text).