In order to keep everyone safe and comply with Diocesan guidelines, we are meeting in-person with the following conditions:
If you are sick, not feeling well, have bad allergies or a sinus infection, are running a fever, or have been exposed to someone with Covid-19, please stay home. When in doubt, please watch from home.
If you are 65 or older, and/or immunocompromised, we encourage you to stay home and watch the service online (or alternatively, to have a small watch party from home).
Everyone who enters the church must wear a mask which covers your nose and mouth. With the new evidence of aerosolized transmission, masks with valves and face shields alone are not sufficient. This is the current direction of the Bishop of Florida and the Diocesan Committee for Regathering, and we must follow this requirement in order to keep our church open at this time.
Try to maintain 6 feet of distance at all times between yourself and anyone not living in your household.
The bathrooms in the church are fully stocked with soap and paper towels, and there will be hand sanitizer available in the Narthex.
Pews have been clearly marked for available seating.
Worship bulletins will be printed and will contain everything needed for our Holy Eucharist services. The books have been removed from the pews so that we comply with Diocesan Guidelines. Alternatively, you can find the bulletin on the church website so that you may print it and bring it with you or pull it up on your electronic device.
There will be a collection basket at the entry of the church for your offering. You may also give online or by mail.
Only exchange the "Peace" physically with your immediate family. Please remain in your pews and, as per the Diocese, please do not make any physical contact with other attendees. Waves and smiles are encouraged!
Holy Communion (Bread only) will be offered to all who wish to receive. Mtr. Lisa and Dcn. Mike will come to you in your pew with communion.
At this time, we are not allowed to serve food of any kind, or have gatherings larger than 10 people on the property. If you have questions, or need assistance with setting up an online meeting, please contact the church office.
If you have physically attended a church event in the past 2 weeks and are diagnosed with Covid-19, please call the church office immediately so we may alert anyone you may have been in contact with that they need to be tested. We can keep your identity confidential.
For some folks, all of these guidelines may seem to be overkill, but we are going out of our way to insure the safety of our brothers and sisters in Christ and the safety of our community. This is part of loving our neighbor, and we as a church are committed to your safety.
Last but not least, if you are not ready to come back to church, that is perfectly okay! St. Andrew's Sunday services are offered online every Sunday until we can all feel safe being together in the sanctuary.