WE HAVE RETURNED TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP AT REDEEMER.
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LIVESTREAM AND RECORDED VIDEO LINKS.
Updated: August 18, 2021
Hello Redeemer Family and Friends,
Greetings in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ!
 
In light of COVID-19 rates in our county and state, as well as revisions to state and county guidelines, our church leadership has updated our “Phase 2” reopening plan to reflect changes that went into effect on June 15th.  This plan supersedes previous plans and protocols at Redeemer by the Sea.  You can read it HERE.
 
Below is what you need to know if you are planning to come to worship in-person at Redeemer at this time:
 
YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY IS IMPORTANT
If you have underlying health issues or are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 such as frequent cough, fever, difficulty breathing, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, or recent loss of taste or smell.  We are asking that you please stay home at this time.  Also if you or someone you live with has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or if you have recently been exposed to anyone known to have the virus, please stay home at this time.  We continue offering live-stream and recorded versions of our worship services online.  You can read more from the CDC about symptoms of COVID-19 HERE, as well as people who need to take extra caution HERE

FACE MASKS

  1. Unvaccinated individuals are required to wear a mask indoors. (This includes children over the age of 2 who have not been fully vaccinated.)
  2. Fully vaccinated individuals are recommended to wear a mask at indoor worship services.
  3. You can find more detail about CDPH guidance for face coverings HERE.

NUMBER OF WORSHIPERS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING
As of June 15, California retired its “Blueprint for a Safer Economy” removing most capacity limits and physical distancing requirements.  This means that at Redeemer all pews and chairs are available for seating and no capacity limits are in place.

AIR CIRCULATION
Exterior doors will be open (weather permitting) to move as much outside air through the building as possible.   

HAND SANITIZER
We have hand sanitizer available, but you may wish to bring your own for convenience and more frequent use.

OFFERINGS & CONNECTION CARDS
Currently no offering plates are being passed during the service.  A no-touch receptacle is located in the church lobby for worshipers to deposit offering envelopes and Connection Cards.  Online giving is available, and Connection Cards can be completed on your smartphone or from your computer at home.

HOLY COMMUNION
We continue to offer Holy Communion as previously scheduled – on the first and third Sundays of the month.  Pastor(s) and Elder(s) distribute Communion in a no-touch method, while wearing a face covering.  Worshipers approach the distribution area at floor level as guided by ushers.   The bread and wine are distributed in individual disposable serving cups.  Worshipers then discard their used containers in a receptacle provided.

NURSERY
No nursery care will be offered until further notice. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL

We are offering in-person Sunday School for children in 4 year Pre-K to 4th Grade at 10:45am. Parents check their child into Sunday School in the church lobby then bring their children to the classroom in the lower-level.  Unvaccinated children are still required to wear masks.  Out of an abundance of caution, adult and student helpers wear masks while participating in children’s ministry programs, regardless of their vaccination status. 

REFRESHMENTS & COFFEE
Refreshments are being served outdoors periodically.  Items will be individually wrapped, and coffee can be dispensed in a no-touch self-serve fashion. 

RESTROOMS
Faucets and soap dispensers use touchless operation. The lobby restroom doors are propped open for touchless entry/exit. 

VIDEO STREAMING OF WORSHIP SERVICES
If you have any concerns or reservations about gathering around others at this time, we want to encourage you to stay home and take advantage of our online live-streaming and recorded worship services.  See: https://www.redeemerbythesea.org/online-worship for video links and more.

PASTORAL CARE
If you choose to stay at home, I will be happy to talk with you about alternative ways of ministering to you during this time, including receiving Holy Communion at your home.
 
Join me in praying that the Lord guide and direct our worship activities – both in our church building, and at home – that we bring Him glory, honor and praise.   We also ask that He lay His hand of protection upon us and keep us healthy and safe as we worship and serve Him.

“the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” – Psalm 121:8

Your servant in Christ,
Pastor Augie.