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​​​​IN-PERSON WORSHIP GUIDELINES & EXPECTATIONS

​​​As of June 6, 2021, we have resumed in-person worship. Please read through our guidelines and expectations, which will be strictly enforced to protect the health and safety of all who choose to worship with us. 


  • The use of face coverings and minimum 3-feet social distancing is required.


  • For your safety, we prefer that each worshipper is vaccinated. However, we understand that not everyone is able to receive the vaccination and do not wish to exclude people from worship who is unvaccinated due to medical reasons or personal choice. We do ask that if this is your circumstance and you want to attend in-person worship, please take extra precautions and limit your contact with others even more, and remain at a greater distance to help keep you and others safer.


  • Live Facebook streaming and YouTube recording will continue for those who prefer to worship online.


  • Ushers may direct attendee seating and the congregation will be encouraged not to linger in the front lobby (narthex) area before or after service.


  • Depending on size of the family; a maximum of 2 family groups will be seated in a pew, separated by an empty pew.


  • There will be no congregational singing at this time.


  • No vocal or bell choir will be utilized at this time.


  • Fellowship time will be suspended.


  • Hymnals, fellowship pads, and pew Bibles will not be used or available.


  • No offering or communion plates will be passed. There will be an offering box just inside the Sanctuary doors. Please be prepared to drop your tithes and offerings in this box. Individual Communion sets will be placed in the pew holders of each used pew. Please do not pass these cups to others outside of your family group or from individual to individual.


  • With the exception of parents dropping off children, the only entrance to be used is the front main entrance; all other entrances will be closed.​


 ​Thank you for doing your part to keep our St. James family healthy and safe! ​​