Great News! The Bishop is allowing St. Luke’s to resume the Lay Eucharistic Visitors Ministry! What a huge step in the recovery from the pandemic!
How will this work? How will it be different from before March of 2020? Here are the answers to questions, and certainly feel free to call or email me if you have other questions.
●The ministers will be able to bring the consecrated bread to one household only, and will leave from either the 8 or 10:30 Service. They will not be able to bring wine.
● Social distancing and masking will be required, and the service page will be laminated for cleaning.
● If possible, the visit should be held outside.
● Only those LEV’s (Lay Eucharistic Visitors) who have been fully vaccinated will be visiting, and optimally, so will those they visit be vaccinated. When the call is made to arrange a visit, the vaccination status of that person will be checked.
● Until it is known whether or not visits can be done in Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Homes, or hospitals, visits will be done with those in their own homes.
● As before, the LEV will call on Saturday to be sure Sunday is still a good day for a visit.
And everyone needs to remember to wash their hands!
This is a great day for all of St. Luke’s as we go forward…it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it?
If your household would like a visit from an LEV, please let me know, either via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the church office, 926-5343. I look forward to hearing from you!