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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Current Series

View links to all of our current series, including Adult Forum, the podcast, and more.

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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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FAQs

We've compiled answers to some of your urgent questions about how we're dealing with this new reality.

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Videos

Watch daily prayer, sermons, and music videos added regularly to our YouTube channel.

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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

Connect with us via social media. We share content regularly and connect with each other on Facebook and Instagram.

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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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Videos

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.

FAQs

Where are we in the process of regathering?
We have developed our plan and it has been approved by the Vestry & the Bishop as of September 24th, 2020.
Do we have a regathering date?

We will regather for our first service on October 4th, 2020 at 9am and each subsequent Sunday afterwards. For now, there will only be one in-person service on Sundays.

Will we still have Church at Home videos?

Yes! During our first phase of regathering, we will still have pre-recorded virtual worship services. These services will still be available via our youtube page, facebook, and the Church at Home email. We will also still be gathering via Zoom for Coffee Hour, our educational series, and other meetings.

Check out our Current series page here

Check out our Virtual Church page here

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. When you wear a mask, please make sure it covers both your nose and mouth. 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.

Do we have to sign up to attend?

Yes, for both contact tracing purposes and limited capacity, you will need to sign you and each member of your household up each week. We are capping attendance at 50 household units. We will send out the sign up sheet for the upcoming Sunday each week by email. The sign up sheet will open on Monday morning at 8am and close by 5pm on Saturday. If you would like to attend this Sunday’s in-person service, please sign up here.

Can I sign up more than one person?
Yes! You can sign yourself and your household up. Please answer the health related questions for everyone in your party. If one member of your party answers yes to either health questions, please stay home. When arriving at the church, please make sure to wait for your entire party to arrive before you enter the building.
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. We still intend to have organ and/or instrumental music.
Will there be a printed bulletin?
We will send out a PDF bulletin to those who are attending the in-person service, which you may read from your mobile device or print from home. We will have a limited number of paper bulletins available for those who are unable to access the PDF bulletin.
How will communion work?
During Communion, ushers will guide you to the front of the church. Please use the hand sanitizer in your pew before standing up. The floor will be marked with tape to indicate where to stand. Walk to the front to receive the host from the priest. Once it is dropped into your hand, walk to the side (Pulpit or Eagle Lectern) to consume the host. Please remove your mask only when you are away from the priest. Return to your seat via the side aisles.
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! Children are also welcome to attend the in-person service and stay with their parents for the duration of the service.
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 an abbreviated service, no Passing of the Peace, and Offerings will be collected in a basket in the back of the church. In short, this service will be very quiet and contemplative, similar to our previous 8am service. Watch this video detailing the changes to our service.

What happens if I test positive for COVID?

If you attend an in-person service at Christ & St. Luke’s and later test positive for COVID, please contact the church office at gro.sekultsdnatsirhc@eciffo as soon as possible. We have an obligation to inform all who attended the service as soon as possible.

News & Articles

Steering Committee Report

As you are already aware, we are well along in our fundraising efforts and are working on the scheduling of the work to be done on the church and the Parish House. As the fundraising process is still ongoing, we are in the process of determining exactly what we will...

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General Information

Whether you're new to the area or just looking for a spiritual refuge in the heart of the city, we're here for you. Here's some basic info you may be looking for. Service Times Sundays, 8:00am - Holy Eucharist (Rite I) Sundays, 10:15am - Holy Eucharist (Rite II) Check...

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Pocahontas at Christ and St. Luke’s

Many know the story of Pocahontas from the popular Disney movie, but before this important Native American princess hit the big screen, she was very present at Christ and St. Luke’s. In our Selden Chapel (also known as the Lady Chapel, because it is dedicated to the...

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Grand Organ Refurbishment

Grand Organ Refurbishment

After three years of preparation and research, a contract was signed in January 2017 with Foley-Baker, Incorporated, a pipe organ refurbishment company based in Tolland, CT. In 2018, the organ of Christ and St. Luke’s will be removed and brought back to their workshop...

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Social Media

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