Blessing of the Pets – Sunday, October 11th (face masks required)

Join us on Sunday, October 11th from 5:30 – 5:40 p.m.
Whether you have a pet or not, you are invited to join your fellow Immanuelites OUTSIDE near the community garden (next to the playground) for a physically distanced pet blessing!  Bring your family pet(s) and/or a picture of them for our ten-minute service of blessing. Wiggles and barks welcome! (All pets must be up to date on vaccinations.)
Stick around after the blessing to chat with friends in the beauty of God’s creation! While we must stay at least six feet apart at all times, we know that there is such JOY in seeing the smiling eyes of friends gathered to pray and catch up!

Sunday, October 18th
BYO lawn chair! Face masks required.
Outdoor Worship Service 

5:30 – 6:05 p.m.

Wondering about Immanuel’s current plan for worship through fall? 
Worship online will continue throughout fall and winter
We will use attendance levels at these two outdoor October services to gauge whether there is enough in-person interest in having weekly outdoor services on Sundays to proceed with more outdoor services in November.
Services under consideration for November include:
  • morning “drive-in worship” (where sound would be broadcast over your car stereo), and/or 
  • an evening time of worship on lawn chairs under the Linden trees
Both possibilities would include the same complete service as the ongoing, online format so that Immanuelites may choose whether to worship online or in-person based on individual risk assessment during the pandemic.

While there is no completely “safe” way to gather during a pandemic, the use of REQUIRED MASKS in an outdoor-only setting will help to minimize the risk of transmission during the fall.      
Our “Covid-19 Team” will reassess our indoor/outdoor strategy based on current, local Covid numbers in November. Please help us thank our Covid-19 team for their consistent efforts in monitoring the situation and advising the staff and Session about best practices during this unprecedented time.