COVID-19 Mask Policy
St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Reopen Team Update 5/4/22 (*edited for brevity- members can check the full email sent 5/4/22)


Dear members of St. Paul's, 

We all know that this COVID virus strikes seemingly randomly.  

- If you feel at all ill, or consider yourself immune compromised, please consider joining worship online rather than in person.

- Masks are highly encouraged for the next few weeks until we reevaluate.

  We are NOT requiring masks EXCEPT

- Adults working directly with youth ARE required to wear a mask, again for at least the next few weeks. Our youngest children still are not eligible for vaccination. We will lift this requirement again as soon as possible.

- Pastor will be taking a rapid test within two days of each service, to make sure he is not an asymptomatic carrier.

- Communion will still be offered both in continuous line and in the pew.  If you feel more comfortable using the communion packs in the pew, please do so.  When Altar guild prepares the communion, they will test before setting up and will be masked and gloved while setting up.  The assistant and the Pastor will be masked while distributing the communion elements.  Please remember to social distance while waiting in line.

- The coffee service will remain open.  Hand sanitizer is available for you to clean your hands both before and after handling the coffee pots.  Until further notice, we ask you not to bring in treats to share between services.


Please, if in the future you become sick within a few days of attending church in person, let Diane S. (Reopen Team Lead) know at or via call the church at 410-721-2332.  While we are going to need to figure out how to live with this virus, we also want to continue to monitor the health of our congregation and make church as safe as possible for our worshipers. And of course, if you do become sick, let us know how we can help.


Yours in Christ,

For the Reopen team,

Diane S.


***The Reopen Team continues to monitor the COVID statistics in our local community and will recommend changes to more or less strict policies as the infection rates change***