6103 W NC 10 Hwy
Hickory NC 28602
Pastor: Reverend Adrienne Martin
Sardis Evangelical Lutheran Church serves together as disciples of Christ, teaches the word to invite people into a life of knowing Jesus, encourages each other in faith and personal mission through reaching out to the needs of the community and individuals.
SUBJECT TO CHANGE AS CDC RULES CHANGE
RE-OPENING COMMITTEE GUIDELINES
The Re-Opening Committee has set temporary recommendations for the in-person worship protocols and implementation plan. These guidelines, based on the ELCA, will remain effective until further notice by the congregation Council and Re-Opening Committee. We ask that you please be patient with us as we move forward.
a. In-person worship will begin on May 30, 2021.
b. Masks are required at all times and worn throughout the entire service. Masks will also be available if needed.
c. Hand sanitizers are conveniently located near the entrance doors and hallways and will be used upon entering the narthex.
d. All doors to the church will be used for entrance and will be opened 30 minutes before worship begins.
e. No singing will take place other than the planned solos, duets, trios, etc. The organist will arrange these activities according to the ELCA guidelines.
f. All worship books will be removed from the pews. Bulletins will be provided with the entire service inside.
g. Holy Communion will be celebrated as the Music and Worship, Altar Committee, and Pastor deems suitable. Sealed cups will be used.
h. Containers for depositing one’s offering will be located near the entrance in the narthex.
i. If there is a positive case of Covid of someone who attends worship service, please notify the office. On line worship service will then be provided the next two Sundays and return the third Sunday to in-person service provided there are no additional cases. A phone tree call will be sent out.
j. No meals will be served within the facility.
k. All doors will be locked for security purposes once worship begins and reopened after service to exit.
l. The fellowship hall will remain closed during this phase except for committee and council meetings.
m. All restrooms will be open for use, but no more than two people at a time. Please wash hands, adults go with your children, and disinfectants will be provided.
n. Please enter the church go directly to your seat and after the service exit the building. Please do not congregate in the Narthex.
o. The infant nursery will be available for use. There will be no nursery attendant present.
p. There will be no Sunday School or Children’s Church in this phase, but will begin at a later date to be determined by the ELCA.
q. All committees who meet at this time are ask to social distance and wear masks.
10:30 AM Worship Service, Live Stream Sardis FB page
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Even as we need to stay in more, wear masks, and keep our physical distance, we are free to serve each other because we have been freed by the grace of God! can still live out our baptismal vocation to "LIVE among God's faithful people; HEAR the word of God and share in the Lord's Supper; PROCLAIM the good news of God in Christ through word and deed; SERVE all people following the example of Jesus; and STRIVE for justice and peace in all the earth" (Evangelical Lutheran Worship).
We know that our church community is larger than our immediate area. Even if you live far away, you are a part of this community! Reach out to Pastor Adrienne or our church office if you would like to learn how to get involved or would like pastoral support.