COVID-19 Updates & Resources

“All will be well; all manner of things shall be well.” – Julian of Norwich

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You belong and we belong together as fellow travelers through this wilderness that has been thrust upon our lives. No one is alone. Christ is our companion and we are companions in prayer and love of each other.

We have gathered resources on this page to keep you updated with news, videos, and more as we journey through what is likely very challenging times for us all. While the Church Office is not open, you may still reach out to us at gro.sekultsdnatsirhc@eciffo with questions or concerns.

In addition to the resources below, you may find resources from the Diocese and the National Church helpful:

Email Updates

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Virtual Church

This is where you can find all of our online events, latest service videos, and more in one convenient place.

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Give Online

We know finances may be tight. But if you are still able, please continue to give so we can support those who need it most.

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We're preparing answers to some frequently asked questions and will post those very soon.

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News & Articles

Read the latest news from the parish and updates on our response to the current situation.

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Social Media

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Giving Online

Our Church still has many financial obligations. You may text to give by texting "GIVECSL" to 73256. You can also go here to give a gift online. Thank you for helping us continue to provide for our parish.

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Watch the videos below for sermons and daily prayer. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notified immediately when new videos are posted.

We've created a special page for Holy Week 2020 here. Watch videos, follow along with the liturgy and music, and more.

Share your own videos, pictures, and posts on social media using the hashtag: #holyweekCSL2020.

Not seeing the latest video? Check the playlist on our YouTube channel here.


What are the Bishop’s guidelines for regathering?

The Bishop issued the following guidelines on June 1 for regathering. Each parish must develop a plan based on these guidelines, the Vestry must pass this (preferably unanimously), and submit it to the Bishop’s office before permission is granted for regathering. There also must be a 14-day decline in Covid cases in VA before regathering can happen. As of June 24, this is the case in Virginia.

View the guidelines here.

Where are we in the process of regathering?
To regather, we must submit a comprehensive plan to the vestry for unanimous approval. That plan must be then submitted to the Bishop for approval. We have developed our plan and will be presenting it to the Vestry on 6/25.
Do we have a regathering date?
We are shooting for tentative regathering in the beginning of August, but it depends on the state of the virus. We must be in 2 weeks of declining COVID tests in VA before we are allowed to regather.
When we regather, do I have to wear a mask?

The Bishop asks for anyone who enters the building to wear a mask, unless they are under the age of two. If you don’t feel comfortable wearing a mask, or cannot for medical reasons, we ask that you please enjoy our Church at Home virtual services at this time.

You can also view Governor Northam’s order requiring masks here.

Do we have to sign up to attend?
Yes. We are still working out the details and will update you all as soon as possible.
Will there be music? What about singing?

There will be music! However, during this first phase of re-gathering, we will not have a choir or congregational singing. This comes from the fact that there is still much unknown about the way the virus is spread, specifically when it relates to aerosol and droplet transmission. Singing and loud speech produce much more droplets than regular speech, and there have been several notable stories about choir rehearsals and church services where a large number of people were infected. However, the Bishop has granted permission for one singer at live services, provided that they are far away from other people, so we are exploring that possibility. We still intend to have organ and/or instrumental music. For more information, please see these articles:

How will communion work?
We are currently developing a plan for Holy Communion, but as of right now, communion will be in the form of individual sealed containers holding host & wine. After consumption, the containers will be collected and removed to the Sacristy for ablution.
Will there be childcare?
Per the Bishop’s instructions, we will not be offering childcare at this time. However, we will still be hosting our virtual Children’s Chapel!
How will the Lloyd Hall and Parish House construction affect regathering?
The breezeway between the Parish House and Lloyd Hall has been closed off, and the Lloyd Hall restrooms have been closed due to construction. However, the handicap accessible restroom by Fr. Win’s office, and the two other restrooms in the upper levels of the Parish House are still available for use.
How else will the service be changed?
Some changes will include a streamlined shorter service, no Passing of the Peace, and Offerings will be collected in a basket in the back of the church. We will release a video detailing exactly what a service will look like when we get a little closer to our regathering date.

News & Articles

COVID-19 Update: May 15, 2020

The following is from an email from the Diocese: Many have contacted the Diocesan office requesting clarification of directives for the re-opening of churches in light of Governor Northam's recent orders. Please be advised that even though Gov. Northam has given...

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Together for Kenya Update for May 2020

Together for Kenya continues to partner with Nazareth Mission Hospital and other Kenyan health and educational organizations during this critical time. Together we equip and protect men women and children in vulnerable communities as they respond to the COVID-19...

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Earth Day 2020

This is the 50th anniversary of the 1970 day when a Wisconsin senator conceived the idea of the nation focusing on protecting our planet. Political leaders passed 28 critical environment laws, including the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Other...

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Together for Kenya During COVID-19

Together for Kenya, a ministry of Christ and St Luke’s, is committed to provide quality health services for vulnerable communities in Kenya. These services are needed more than ever with the threat of COVID-19. This past month nine children with flu symptoms, from the...

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Social Media

We’d love to connect with you through social media. Here are the places we are gathering online.

Children's Chapel (Pre-K - 1st Grade) Zoom Info

Meeting ID: 985 2388 1475
Password: 057257

Children's Chapel (2nd - 5th Grade) Zoom Info

Meeting ID: 959 2119 7122
Password: 480410

Coffee Hour Zoom Info

Meeting ID: 972 8750 7856
Password: 427612

Centering Prayer Zoom Info

Meeting ID: 971 8643 8700
Password: 203332
One tap mobile: +19292056099,,97186438700# US (New York)

Men's Bible Study Zoom Info

Meeting ID: 492 965 721
Password: 743392
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,492965721# US (New York)