Many thanks to those of you who completed the survey regarding Christmas Eve; it has helped us to better understand the wishes of the congregation for services that afternoon and evening.
As Tami and I stated, given the spike in the virus, there was a real possibility the Bishop would suspend in-person worship. Yesterday we received two letters from him. The first told us to limit in-person worship to ten people, total; the second one was a walk-back based on the response to his first letter. The second letter says we are to make the determination based on the community we serve. Mamaroneck’s cases were up 84% last week, and with the very real likelihood we will have a spike based on what people choose to do for Thanksgiving, we are going to stick with his initial ten person limit for Christmas Eve.
We will live-stream from the church on Christmas Eve at 4:30 pm. The altar party (i.e., acolytes, crucifer, clergy) and lectors will be the only people in the church. We continue to pray - and believe - that if we follow protocols, act wisely, and have a vaccine, we will be able to gather in our beautiful church sometime late in 2021.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Carol and Tami