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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Videos

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

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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'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

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

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

Our Response to Gov. Northam’s Stay at Home Order

On Monday, Governor Northam issued "Stay at Home" orders to all Virginians. These orders will be in place until June 10, 2020. You can read his full statement here. We long to be with you all. In the meantime, we want to keep safe and connected. In accordance with the...

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Parish Town Hall

In place of our virtual coffee hour on Sunday, April 5, we will be hosting a Christ & St. Luke's virtual town hall. This meeting will include updates on our Holy Week and Easter services, information about moving forward with our Build the Future campaign, and...

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Opportunity Unmasked

Fighting a new, life-threatening disease is hard enough. Imagine fighting it without safeguards as basic as masks and gloves. That’s the growing reality for doctors, nurses and others throughout the medical community as COVID-19 spreads across America. Care providers...

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March 20, 2020 Letter from the Rector

Dear Christ and St. Luke’s Family: This has been a really tough week for so many of us. I just want to remind you of a few things. More to come tomorrow. As we are learning to navigate this new reality, I am very aware that besides the threat of physical...

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Anticipated Cancellation of Holy Week and Easter Worship

Please see the following letter from the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Reverend Michael Curry, about the anticipated cancellation of Holy Week and Easter Worship. In light of this, I will discuss with our Bishop Haynes about rescheduling...

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Thursday Bag Lunches for the Homeless

We are hoping to be able to feed the homeless this Thursday, March 19, while honoring the Governor’s request not to gather in groups. But Nicole tells me that adequate supplies are hard to find and we need your help. We are looking for donations of bread, peanut...

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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

https://zoom.us/j/98523881475?pwd=eExRM2c3M2tlS3FFRVFCSTZFQ2x5dz09

Meeting ID: 985 2388 1475
Password: 057257

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

https://zoom.us/j/95921197122?pwd=RkdDWENCTVBYNlVzR0IxWno3NFphdz09

Meeting ID: 959 2119 7122
Password: 480410

Coffee Hour Zoom Info

https://zoom.us/j/97287507856?pwd=RCtYbHM5R29OZDJiaUF2cWJncUFYZz09

Meeting ID: 972 8750 7856
Password: 427612

Centering Prayer Zoom Info

https://zoom.us/j/97186438700?pwd=VjhtZDN2dFR6TnBBend2UDBCWENaUT09

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

Men's Bible Study Zoom Info

https://zoom.us/j/492965721?pwd=MDJFU1VHSUpLUVkwbUpSbTlLb09hdz09

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