We are in the Sanctuary for worship! Maskes are strongly encouraged and social distancing is still required.
Vision Council Response to Executive Order 21-21 Supersedes the protocols of the Vision Council Resonlutions of May 5, 2021 (cited below and have been modified to this change)
Because of our guiding principles of loving our neighbor and welcoming all people, we offer the following consideration: for the safety of young children and immunocompromised people, we encourage you to wear a mask, but we will not be requiring masks at this time.
Beginning May 6, 2021 core ministry groups of 20 or fewer people will be welcome to meet indoors at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.
If at all possible, please hold your meetings outdoors.
Stay home if you are sick.
Guidelines for all gatherings:
a. All meetings must be scheduled through the church office.
b. All participants must:
i. Sign in
ii. Sanitize their hands when entering and exiting
iii. Masks are encouraged please but not required
If it becomes unsafe to meet indoors, the Vision Council, on recommendation from the SMART Team, may close our building for indoor gatherings.
Beginning May 23, 2021 in-person worship will be offered in the sanctuary of Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd.
Online worship will continue to be offered weekly. We are going to try to stream it live and ask for your grace during our transition.
Indoor worship will be guided by “COVID-19 Preparedness Plan Requirements for Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd,” which reflects guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Minnesota Department of Health, and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s Executive Orders.
Should local infection data (Total new cases per 100,000 persons in past 7 days; Test positivity rate in past 7 days) enter the category of “Substantial Risk” (New cases: 50-99; Test positivity: 8.0%-9.9%) in-person worship will be discontinued until circumstances permit. The SMART Team will monitor data so that timely decisions can be made.
(Note data for May 4: New cases: 18.9; Test positivity: 4.3%, both trending down)