In-Person Worship Begins April 18!
We are thrilled to welcome you back to our sanctuary for worship! Our priority is keeping everyone safe and healthy as we return, and our plans have been designed with this in mind.
We are requiring pre-registration to ensure we are within safe capacity guidelines. (online registration is preferred, but if you need assistance call the church office: 636.391.6685)
9:00 – Traditional Worship
11:00 – Contemporary Worship
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.
Can I read Good Shepherd’s full COVID-19 Plan?
Yes. If you would like to learn more about our full plans and protocols for COVID-19, you can download any of these documents:
GSLC Covid19 Plan
GLSC Covid19 Plan Overview
GLSC Phase 3 Returning to Worship Plan
Returning to Worship Overview and What to Expect