COVID Protocols for In Person Worship

Proof of Vaccination for A Safer, Healthier, and Merrier Christmas

St. Mark’s cares for the young and vulnerable. Vaccinations are essential to create a safer and healthier workplace and worship space for all – including employees, volunteers, guests and especially for children not fully vaccinated and vulnerable members and guests.

Before and during the Christmas season we expect more children, grandchildren, grandparents, and singing. For everyone to be safer and healthier, we want to create a protective bubble. Our health and strength are intertwined with one another.

It is strongly recommended that unvaccinated individuals (12 & up) participate online and that all (2 & up) wear a mask even when fully vaccinated.

Proof of Vaccination: Those 12 years and older, please bring proof of vaccination during November and December. Please share this information with your invited guests.

Masks must be worn at all times by those 2 years and up. Please share this information with your invited guests.

Social distancing: Please be respectful of those around you and adjust as you are able to for healthy spaces between households. We appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility.

Since children aged 5-11 are just beginning to be vaccinated, all direct physical contact with young children should be avoided; elbow bumps are fine, but no hugs or handshakes.

Passing the Peace: For the “peace exchange,” everyone’s space and sensitivities should be respected. If someone offers their elbow, fist, or a peace sign, please respond appropriately. Do NOT assume physical affection. The peace of Christ is offered and given with enthusiastic consent.

Restrooms: To maintain physical distancing in the restrooms, we ask that only one person or household use the restroom at a time.

Hospitality: To reduce multiple handling of shared objects such as the coffee urn, hot water dispenser, and serving utensils, please let the hospitality host serve you.