Hope's 2021 grads will be recognized during one of the following 20 minute Graduate Blessing and communion services. Covid-19 has changed the way we celebrate our 2021 graduates. This year we have created an opportunity for families to attend a special mini service where 5 or less families attend with their grad and receive a special graduation blessing,prayer, and communion with some of Hope's Pastor's and DCE's.
What to Expect:
- Entry: Please use the main narthex entrance doors, off the circle drive. Kindly use the hand sanitizer stations on your way into church, or wash your hands in the restroom.
- Safety: We ask you to remain home if you have had close contact in the last 14 days with someone diagnosed with COVID-19, if any health department or health care provider has advised you to quarantine, or if you have any of these symptoms: fever, chills, shortness of breath, new cough, new loss of taste or smell.
- Masks: A state-wide executive order now requires all people to wear face coverings in public settings, and churches are not exempt from this ruling. But here’s why we really want you to wear masks while at worship. Many members of our congregation, young and old, have underlying health conditions, or live with family members who are in at-risk categories. We need to protect them from potential spread of the coronavirus, and show love and concern for every member of our church. It’s possible for any of us to be carrying the virus without knowing it, and face coverings go a long way to prevent the spread. Our ministry staff is going to be connecting with many weekend worshippers, but also will be connecting with the homebound and those unable to be coming to church during the pandemic. For some, wearing a mask is a sacrificial step, but we followers of Christ should know a thing or two about the power of sacrifices, right? Those with medical or behavorial conditions, and those under 11 years of age, are not expected to wear masks.
- Communion: We’ll be celebrating the Sacrament of the Altar, as is our custom at Hope. The groups will be invited to stand in front of the altar rail, with six feet between individuals or families. All will be asked to remain standing, as Communion is served. Only individual cups will be used, and not the common cup (chalice). Those preparing and serving the Communion elements will be wearing masks and gloves, as a precaution. As the service concludes with a blessing, the group will leave the sanctuary to allow time to prepare for the next group to enter.
Please review the available slots below and click on the button to sign up. Thank you!
|| Wesley Spottiswood