In-Person Worship

COS has resumed in-person worship. Our weekly Sunday Eucharist service at 10:00 am. We are no longer requiring online reservations, but we do ask that you sign in upon arrival so that we have your contact information. 

Requirements for In-Person Worship

  • Worshipers will wear a proper mask over their nose and mouth at all times in church buildings, except when removing it briefly to consume the Communion bread. Vaccinated persons will be permitted to remove their masks when reading or preaching.

  • Do not attend if you have flu-like or COVID-19 symptoms or are exposed to someone with COVID-19.

  • You will be asked to provide your name and contact information, which will be used if we need to contact trace.

  • Worshipers should maintain a six-foot or more distance from all those who are outside their own household.

  • Worshipers should follow the instructions of the ushers, greeters, and posted signs as to entrance and exit, traffic patterns, restrooms, and seating areas.

  • You are encouraged to make good use of hand sanitizer, particularly before and after receiving Holy Communion.

  • All of our bathrooms are now single occupancy; please follow the posted guidelines for entering and cleaning the bathrooms.

 

What to Expect at Mass

  • All people who wish to attend an in-person Mass will be asked to provide their name and contact information, which we will use for contact tracing should this prove necessary.​

  • While there will be music throughout, there will be no singing in in-person liturgies by the congregation. It is acceptable to hum the hymns and to speak responses and prayers.

  • The Peace will be exchanged in place with a solemn bow instead of handshakes or hugs.

  • The Offering will be collected in a stationary plate at the back of the center aisle. 

  • At the distribution of Communion, please remain in place in the pews as the Celebrant and Deacon comes to the end of each row. We ask that you please use the spray sanitizer prior to receiving Communion.

  • Communion will be distributed in one-kind only, with the reminder that to receive in one-kind is to receive the fullness of the Sacrament. The wine in the Chalice will be consumed only by the Celebrant.

  • If a worshiper desires a blessing instead of Communion, the blessing will be offered verbally only.​