This week, the Trustees of St. Martin’s are submitting a plan for re-opening to Archbishop Melissa Skelton’s office. When we receive permission to proceed, we will be communicating with all parishioners so that everyone knows what to expect. Our hoped for date for a first in-person Morning Prayer service is Sunday July 12, 2020.
During phase 2, St. Martin’s understands that Eucharist remains online only. Permission to have Services of the Word in person will allow a modified Matins on Sunday mornings. We will continue to record the Sunday service to share with those who cannot attend in person. We are moving from a pre-recorded service to a Zoom meeting service with subsequent recording available on our Youtube channel. The Agapé Gathering on 1st Sundays will continue by Zoom. We anticipate requests for funerals and interments in our memorial garden and include protocols in place to address these.
Formation, fellowship, fundraising, and pastoral care will continue by virtual means. Activities in the building will continue to be limited to office and essential maintenance. The plan is to spatially separate tenant groups who choose to resume meeting according to the health authorities. St. Martin’s will base its worship in the parish church (maximum 38 people). St. Martin’s can offer Good Stewards Korean Church the parish hall (maximum 50 people) for its services. The daycare has a separate designated space in the facility and SMP is anticipated not to return to the fall. Together we can keep safe and be community.