Christmas Services & Sunday Worship through January 17

Christmas Services & Sunday Worship through January 17, 2021

January 5 update

During this time of Covid surge in the community, we will continue to offer only one Sunday service – a virtual livestream of our 10 am service.  We will also continue to offer curbside communion following this service.  No in-person Sunday services will be offered at this time.  We will revisit this decision after January 19 in accordance with any public guidance by the Governor of Tennessee and the Hamilton County Health Department.

Midweek services, however, have resumed beginning today as in-person services.  Because these services traditionally are attended by less than 10 people each, we feel we can have the most social distancing at these services.  The Wednesday Reconciliation Eucharist, offered at 5:30 pm, will also return to our Facebook livestream schedule this week.


January 2 update

We’ve had two church staff members test positive for Covid-19 in the past three days.  Fr. Robert wrote to the parish on December 31 and again on January 2.  Out of an abundance of caution, we will offer only one service on Sunday, January 3 – a virtual service at 10 am.  The church office will remain closed on Monday, January 4, 2021 and the staff will meet by Zoom to determine our next steps.  We will communicate any changes to upcoming services and office schedule on Tuesday, January 5.  The online Daily Office will resume from its holiday break on Monday, January 4.


December 21 update

In light of Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Order #70 which went into effect on December 20, we are adjusting our Christmas Day plan and also our plans for in-person Sunday worship for December 27, January 3, 10, and 17, 2021.  We will reassess our in-person worship once this Executive Order expires on January 19.  Our Christmas Eve plans are unchanged.

Click on the image above to watch Fr. Robert’s update about our plans.

The summary is:

  • Children’s Christmas Pageant – Recording of the Outdoor Christmas Pageant. Will air December 24 at 3:30 pm via Facebook and YouTube
  • Christmas Eve Service – Pre-recorded like Easter Sunday service; no in-person services.  Recording will air December 24 at 6:00 pm via Facebook and YouTube
  • Christmas Eve Eucharist Pickup – December 24 between 7:15 and 8:00 pm, drive through the church’s circular driveway to receive Eucharist for you and/or your family
  • Christmas Day  – No service.
  • December 27, January 3, 10, & 17
    • Streamed only Eucharist at 10 am followed by
    • Eucharist pickup for your family in the church’s circular driveway from 10:45 – 11:20 am
    • In-person, outdoor Eucharist at 3:00 pm

December 15 update

Thank you to everyone who completed our Christmas services survey!

Click on the image above to watch Fr. Robert’s message about the results and our plans.

Thanks to your input, we will be offering the following on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day:

  • Children’s Christmas Pageant – Recording of the Outdoor Christmas Pageant. Will air December 24 at 3:30 pm via Facebook and YouTube
  • Christmas Eve Service – Pre-recorded like Easter Sunday service; no in-person services.  Recording will air December 24 at 6:00 pm via Facebook and YouTube
  • Christmas Eve Eucharist Pickup – December 24 between 7:15 and 8:00 pm, drive through the church’s circular driveway to receive Eucharist for you and/or your family
  • Christmas Day Service – December 25 at 3:00 pm, outdoor, in-person service. The service will take place on the lawn between the church and the church offices building.  N95 masks will be provided to all attendees. Eucharist will be offered and Christmas carols will be sung.
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