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Indoor Worship is Coming Back!

We are excited to announce that, in accordance with our Reopening Framework, indoor worship is returning in July. The first Sunday with our new schedule is July 4. Our new Sunday worship schedule will be as follows:

  • 8:00 a.m. – Indoor Worship, Masks are Required

  • 9:00 a.m. – Outdoor Worship, Masks are Optional

  • 10:30 a.m. – Indoor Worship, Masks are Required, Reservations are Required, and the service will be Live-streamed

A few notes about our upcoming worship schedule and plans:

  • All three services will be Eucharistic services. Intinction is returning if you wish to receive wine.

  • Capacity will be limited for indoor worship during this phase of reopening. Reservations will not initially be required for the 8:00 a.m. service. Reservations will be required for the 10:30 a.m. service. Reservations will open at 10:45 a.m. on Sundays for the following Sunday’s service. Thus, reservations for July 4, will open on June 27 at 10:45 a.m. Reservations are made by households. When you make your reservation, please sign up for the size of your household. If the reservations for your household size are booked, please reserve under the next household size up. Look for the reservation link in next week’s newsletter.

  • The 9:00 Outdoor service will serve two functions: as overflow if capacity is booked for indoor worship, and for those who wish to gather for in-person worship but are not ready to do so indoors. The need the outdoor service will be reassessed at the end of July if attendance is too low or it is too hot.

  • The 10:30 service will continue to be live-streamed for those who are unable to join us in person due to health, travel, or seating capacity.

Praise God from whom all blessings flow for reaching this stage in our common life. It is a sign of less cases of COVID, better health for our community, and a renewal of our worship life. We have continued to worship throughout this pandemic; the work of the Church has not ceased. But there is an additional measure of God’s grace and goodness in returning to our sacred space.

If you have any questions about our upcoming worship plans, please contact Fr. Richard at rector@cectx.org.


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