St. Luke Re-Imagine Team
Opening Our Doors Safely
About the St. Luke Re-Imagine Team
Opening the doors safely
We are a group of staff, council, and medical professionals within St Luke who are working on the safest way to reopen the doors of our church. First and foremost our primary goal is to keep everyone safe and healthy. Our approach is based on multiple phases, each allowing greater numbers to gather indoors while also providing outdoor services, drive-through blessings and other creative ways to 'get together'.
Phase 2 Additional Info:
All use of the church must be scheduled through the church office. The facilities may NOT be used unless scheduled.
At this point, only the lower level fellowship hall will be available for use (exceptions for staff and staff involved meetings to utilize top floor & offices)
Sign in on the sign in sheets located at the entrances
Sign off on the provided procedure/policy document upon leaving
Utilize cleaning supplies vigilantly
Remain 6 ft apart
Masks are required
No food or beverage
Should I Enter?
If any of the following are true we ask you do NOT enter the physical church:
Have you been in close contact with anyone who tested positive for COVID-19 or have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the last 14 days?
Have you developed any of the following symptoms within the past 24 hours?
Fever 100.4 F, and/or chills
Shortness of Breath
New loss of taste or smell
Have you taken any medication in the past 24 hours to lower a fever? (such as Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cold medication, etc...)
Are you considered a high risk person by the CDC guidelines. Please refer to this video.
What is a 'High Risk' Individual?
Please see this video by the CDC reviewing what constitutes a high risk individual: CDC High Risk Individuals
Why Can't We Just Open Up Now?
We all love being together, but we know the spread of COVID-19 continues to spread throughout our community. The health of our congregation needs to come first.
It Seems Like We're Rushing To Open Up - Is this Safe?
We realize that some churches have decided not to have in-sanctuary services (gather in sanctuary) until 2021. We feel that its difficult to satisfy a date with all the unknowns but we having outdoor services, blessings and online services here to ensure St. Luke is alive and well.
What if a different church is utilizing a different strategy?
Every congregation is unique. We have been deliberate in listening to the wisdom of our synod and church wide partners. We also want to be true to who St. Luke is. There is no one-size fits all strategy. If you do have ideas, please email reimagineteam@stluke-slinger. org
When Is it Time to Move to the Next Phase?
Your re-image team is in constant contact to navigate through the unknowns of COVID-19 in our county. While we cannot name an exact date, we are prayerfully discerning to proceed through our phases swiftly yet safely. We will continue to communicate as we proceed.
Church is Still Open
While the physical building may be closed, St. Luke is still very much alive!