Worshiping Together Sunday Morning
We are excited about worship services at Immanuel on this coming Sunday at 8, 9:30, and 11am. It's been a long 11 weeks since we have worshiped together in the building. If you feel safe, and are ready to, we would love for you to worship with us. Some things will be different as we seek to provide a safe environment for all, but a lot of things will be the same. You will get a chance to worship an amazing God by singing, praying, and listening to God's Word preached and applied to your life. You will get a chance to worship with others, and fellowship with others outside afterwards if you so choose. If you are not ready to come back yet, that's okay. You can worship with us through Facebook, our YouTube channel or our church app. We will be live streaming our 9:30am service. As we phase into regathering together, we very much appreciate you bearing with us and showing grace to us as we try to follow the CDC and the Illinois Department of Health recommendations.
*We will limit our three services to 167 individuals (33% of seating capacity). After a service has filled up, we encourage everyone else who attends to worship with us in our Youth Room, where we will be live streaming our services. We have roped off every over pew. Ushers will be there to help you in finding a seat of your choice. We encourage worshipers to sit in the middle of the pews first.
*Please enter the building through the main entrance. The door will be propped open and you won't have to touch any handles except for the bathroom doors.
*The CDC and ILDH both recommend for you to wear a mask when entering the facility and during the service. If you choose not to wear a mask, that is your choice to make. Feel free to use whatever judgment you feel is most wise here. We are asking all of our greeters and ushers to wear a mask for the first two weeks of regathering.
*We will have giving boxes available for you to place your offering in. We won't pass any offering plates or have any bulletins at this time. You can still give online if you so choose to.
*We will create a one-way flow for entering the sanctuary and exiting after the service. When the service is concluded, we will dismiss you by rows.
*We have teams scheduled that will sanitize the sanctuary, restrooms, and other areas used between our worship services. Doors will open for the 9:30 and 11 am service 15 before the service starts.
*Hand sanitizers will be available around the building for hand washing.
*At this time, we have discontinued our preschool ministry, children's church, or choir at this phase. We would love to have your whole family worship with us. If you child needs to stretch their legs during the service, we will have a classroom immediately behind the sanctuary foyer live-streaming during the service.
*If you feel sick, please stay home. If you have underlying conditions, you may want to consider continuing to worship with us from home as well.
At our next phase, we look to increasing our seating capacity to 50% and restarting our preschool and children's classes. We don't have a date yet for when we will enter into this phase, but we hope that we will be able to move into it sometime in the month of July.
We are excited to be back and open for worship! As the Lord leads, we would love for you to join us as we praise our great King who is worthy of all worship.
Your deacons and church staff love you.