St. David's, like everyone else, is concerned about the spread of the COVID-19 virus now that there are multiple confirmed cases in our community.
In response, there are new worship procedures in place for the entire Episcopal Diocese of Texas, and it is important that you know St. David's is doing the following:
We are asking people to worship from home for the next two weeks.
St. David's will offer three online services for this Sunday, March 15:
We are not canceling church. We are encouraging people to stay home and worship in different ways.
More information about online worship services for Sunday, March 22, will be shared next week.
We are still making pastoral calls.
Many of those will be done by email and telephone for the time being. If you choose to stay home right now but would like pastoral contact, please let us know so we can stay connected to you. Our staff is currently exploring alternative ways for us to remain connected as the Body of Christ during this time.
We ask that if you are sick, please stay home.
This applies to all - parishioners as well as our employees. Any staff who can work remotely are encouraged to do so. We ask everyone to comply with the recommendations of health professionals about self-care and interactions with others.
We are closely monitoring the situation.
And we are following the guidelines put forth by the CDC and other health organizations, and working closely with our diocese. As things change, we will make appropriate changes in our behavior as well. We are also collaborating with the Day School, Trinity Center, Next 2 New and the Diocese to offer a cogent, coordinated response.
Finally, we pledge to keep everyone informed as time goes on.
Please join us in prayer for those who are infected, those who are vulnerable, those who are recovering, and those who have died, all around the globe.