Outdoor Worship Service with Communion, 5:00 pm Arrival

Starts: October 4, 2020 at 5:15 pm
Ends: October 4, 2020 at 5:45 pm

Salem is sponsoring an outdoor evening Vespers service on Sunday October 4th, at 5:15 pm.  Please arrive by 5:00 pm to enter and setup your chairs.  The following guidelines are established for the safety of you and others during this initial gathering of the Salem Lutheran Church congregation.

Outdoor Worship Guidelines

  • Thank you for arriving by 5:00 pm to allow time for parking and set up
  • Thank you for bringing your own chairs, umbrellas, and/or blankets
  • We will have ushers wearing safety vest, masks, and gloves if you have any questions
  • An usher will offer to each car directions on parking
  • Designated parking will be made available for those who must remain in their car as they are unable to wear a mask or unable to navigate to the lawn area
  • Please set up for you and your household only
  • Space between families must be (6) six feet apart. Markers will guide families on spacing
  • Wearing a mask correctly is required for ages 5 and up. The State of MD encourages children ages 2+ to wear masks if possible
  • Individuals are asked to bring/use their own hand sanitizer; Salem will not provide hand sanitizer
  • There is a table with main offering box
  • Prepackaged communion will be offered. One member of your household will be invited to receive communion for the entire household from the presider who will be wearing gloves and mask.  As we finish worship, you and your family will be invited to exit to share communion in the safety of your car
  • No animals allowed
  • The building is closed to the public
  • Restrooms are not available
  • Worship will last approximately 30 minutes
  • Worship will not include children’s sermon
  • We will take a group picture to identify who participated in worship and ask guests to send an email listing their name to Pastor Betty
  • We will not gather for worship if it rains as previously stated. The rain date is October 11th at the same times. Please note, future worship will be cancelled for extreme weather conditions.
  • Those choosing to worship from their car, parked in the parking lot, Salem’s sound system has incorporated a FM Transmitter to bring the worship sound to the car radio. Tune to FM radio 107.1.

We ask people not to attend worship if they are feeling ill, have been exposed to COVID-19, or have compromised immune systems.

We welcome people to participate in online worship and protect those at high risk from any social stigma associated with their decision not to attend.

Salem Lutheran Church Council