Worship — Fall 2021

Worship — Fall 2021

As we continue to reopen our campus, we rejoice that our Sanctuary is open for in-person worship at 9:30a each Sunday morning.  Because County Health restrictions remain in force, the following stipulations will remain in place until further notice.

  • Sanctuary attendance will necessarily be capped at 50% (100 persons). While we do not anticipate that this will be burdensome, please be aware that there is a hard attendance cap in place.
  • Worshipers are required to don a face covering / mask prior to entering the Sanctuary and remain masked throughout the duration of the service. Masks are available for those who need them.
  • Worshipers are encouraged to speak/sing-along ‘quietly’ to the words and songs of the worship service, so as to minimize exhaled droplets and aerosols.
  • The first two rows of pews in the Sanctuary will be ‘closed’ to seating, so as to ensure significant physical distance between worship leaders and worshipers.
  • Our worship leaders will be unmasked. Per State Guidelines, our instrumental musicians, vocalists, readers and preachers may be unmasked, as they are expected to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and are expected to maintain social distance from others while performing.
  • The size of our worship teams and choirs will be limited, so as to allow significant physical distance between worship team members.
  • Sanctuary doors and windows will remain open, so as to ensure adequate ventilation of our worship space while the building is occupied.
  • Holy Communion will regularly be shared on the 3rd Sunday of the month — following the completion of the worship service.  Additionally, our pastoral staff are available for individual / household communion following worship most Sunday mornings if you so desire.
  • Our weekly worship services are also live-streamed via Facebook @HLSCOrinda and posted on the church website for those who do not feel able to return to a community worship setting at this time.