Safe Re-Opening of Epiphany
We are very happy to say that we have re-opened our doors for public worship at Epiphany. However, we are temporarily closed and will re-open on November 22. At that time, we plan to resume our two weekly services, a Eucharist on Sundays at 10:30am and a Morning Prayer Service on Wednesdays also at 10:30am. If you would like to attend, please register with the church office ahead of time, by phone (613-746-9278) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you would like to come to a Sunday service, please let us know by noon on Friday.
For the Wednesday service, please let us know by noon on Monday.
Both services will be streamed ‘live’ on Facebook for those who choose to stay home.
If you would like to attend a service on Sunday or Wednesday, please register with the church office ahead of time, by phone or by email, every week. We would encourage everyone to arrive a little early, so we have extra time to sign you in. We are also asking everyone who worships with us to wear a mask.
The first thing you will see when you arrive is one of our friendly volunteers. They will check your name off on our list, and ask you if you are feeling well, and whether you have any symptoms. Just inside the door, you will see a table with hand sanitizer and extra masks, if needed. Once you are inside the doors, please head directly into the church. Another friendly volunteer will direct you to your seat.
The Collection Plate will be on the font near the door where you can leave your offering if you choose to do so.
We have now been given permission to celebrate Holy Communion at our parish. For the time being, this will be "in one kind" - that is, only the bread. For most of the Church's history, faithful Christians have only taken the Eucharist in one kind. The Eucharist is a Sacrament, an act of Communion with God and with our fellow human beings, and if anyone, by choice or by necessity, receives only the Body of Christ, they are experiencing that Sacrament in its full sense.
For now, we will ask anyone wishing to receive to remain seated. A volunteer will bring a bottle of hand sanitizer to you beforehand the Eucharist is brought to you. Please remove your mask at this moment and replace it immediately afterwards. If you would like to receive a blessing instead, please indicate this by crossing your hands over you chest, as we have done in the past.
When the service is concluded, we will guide you how to exit one at a time (or in households). We will be encouraging everyone to sanitize their hands as they leave. Please remember your social distancing on the way out!
Our washrooms will be open for emergency use. We are asking you to use them one person (or family bubble) at a time.
Some of these practices may change in the weeks to come. When that happens, we will always let you know about the changes.
We look forward to welcoming you back!