9:00 – Traditional Worship
11:00 – Contemporary Worship
The number of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the St. Louis area continue to increase and the CDC and St. Louis officials have recommended masking for all people indoors at this time.
We will continue having worship at 9:00 and 11:00, but ask that everyone masks at both services. Since we have not yet needed to limit capacity at 11:00 worship and have had plenty of room for social distancing, we are not requiring pre-registration at this time. (We may revisit later if needed)
Thank you all for continuing to support our safety measures to keep one another safe. I know we are all so very tired and yearn for the day when life returns to normal. We move ahead with resolve to continue working to keep our people and our community safe. Keep on praying. Keep on working. Keep on remembering that Jesus walks with us and all those struggling through this season. Peace, Pastor Josh
We will require masks per CDC recommendations. We ask that you socially distance from those that are not in your same household.
We will provide individual, pre-packaged communion at first. Communion elements will be picked up on the way into the sanctuary.
We will not hold children's ministry in the building or offer nursery. Children are welcome in worship!
I have been vaccinated. Do I still need to wear a mask?
Yes. The CDC still recommends masks be worn indoors when around others who have not been vaccinated. It is still possible to carry COVID-19 and infect others even after you have been vaccinated.
Why 25% capacity?
While St. Louis County has loosed capacity limitations to 50%, 25% is necessary in our sanctuary to allow proper social distancing. 25% capacity in our sanctuary is 100 people.
Why two worship services?
What if we run out of space? Two worship services provides ample capacity for the number of people we anticipate will be comfortable returning to in-person worship at this time. Our worship services take many volunteers, and limiting to two services also helps ensure we will be able to fill the necessary volunteer roles (ushers, greeters, check-in, reader, A/V) to have meaningful and safe worship experience. We are prepared to add an additional service if the desire to worship in person exceeds our capacity.
Will worship be available online?
Yes! Online worship will now be a regular part of our ministry at Good Shepherd. You can join worship livestreamed online, or watch anytime after Sunday mornings.