Updated June 25, 2020
As announced at the morning worship assembly on Sunday, June 21, 2020,
The Hays County Judge issued new orders to help reduce the cases of COVID-19 within the county. The complete order can be found on the Hays County web site, or see the order as posted in the foyer. The parts of the order that affect our congregation the most are:
- Includes all commercial entities, which includes churches
- Wear face coverings where six feet of separation is not feasible
- Includes all people 10 years or older shall wear a face covering over their nose and mouth
- Face coverings may include homemade masks, scarfs, bandanas, or a handkerchief
- There will be NO civil or criminal penalty imposed on individuals for failure to wear a face-covering
- This order will expire on July 20, 2020
The elders have decided to continue with our present assembly schedule, worship on Sunday morning at 10 am and Bible Study Sunday afternoon at 5 pm.
Here is what needs to happen for us to continue with our present schedule. This would be important and would need to have the cooperation of each one of us as we assemble for worship and Bible study.
- Wear masks into the building and inside the building until seated and then maintain the six-foot distance while seated. When leaving the building wear masks.
- If you forget your mask or do not have one, a mask will be provided by an usher.
- We need to sit in the pews marked by the blue tape. The pews not marked with blue tape are for those serving communion to be able to complete their serving.
- The ushers might need to remind those seated in non-marked pews to relocate to a pew marked with the blue tape.
- Those using a walker or wheelchair may need to sit on the center aisle to facilitate exiting the building, especially if extra chairs are lined up along the back wall.
- All outside access doors will be locked, and individuals need to use the glass double doors opening to the parking lot. These doors will be propped open to minimize touching the doors and door handles.
- Remember that wearing a mask is optional. However, we would be honoring authority (Romans 13), being a good neighbor (Matthew 22:39), and protecting the church’s reputation.
The elders want to thank you in advance for your cooperation in this matter. We know that each one of you will make it your personal responsibility to conduct yourself in such a way that will glorify God and bring honor to the church. If you have further questions, please speak with an elder. Thank you.