Sunday Divine Services at 10 a.m.
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Adult Bible Study at 8:45 a.m.

 

Sunday, May 23, 2021

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                                     COVID-19 Response   *NEW UPDATE

Below is a detailed description of the safety measures that St. Matthew Lutheran Church

has implemented following Governor Inslee’s recommendations and the CDC guidelines.

  • Livestreaming of the worship service will continue indefinitely.

  • *Masks are optional for people who are fully vaccinated, and they are not required for children under two years old.

  • *New symptoms have been added to this list from the CDC guidelines. 
    All members are STRONGLY encouraged to self-evaluate their medical condition before attending, self-screening for fever, chills, cough, sore throat, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, loss of taste or smell, congestion, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, 

    and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing.  IF YOU ARE ILL, STAY HOME.

  • Hand sanitizer stations have been made abundantly available inside and outside the Sanctuary.

  • CDC informational signs have been posted at each entrance, and handwashing signs have been placed inside the bathrooms.

  • Our facility is limited to permitting 50% of the building capacity to attend each service.

  • The pews have been roped off to ensure the social distancing recommendations.

  • The offering collection is no longer part of the service. Instead of “passing the plate,” a basket has been placed on the table at the church entrance after the service for you to drop your offering into as you leave.

  • The entrances to the building have been restricted to the Lincoln Street doors to limit the number of “high touchpoints.”

  • The Lincoln Street entrances are propped open before the service to remove the need for attendees to touch the door handles.

  • Communion is served using disposable cups.  After distribution, please place your disposable communion cup in the basket at the end of the first pew.

  • Pastor uses sanitizer before distribution and uses face coverings during distribution.

  • Marking tape has been placed on the ground at the communion rail to indicate where communicants are to stand or kneel to maintain social distancing and directional arrows for dismissal, so members are not too close to each other as they return to their seats.

  • The pews and pew backs and high touch points and handrails are sanitized in between services, with the facility undergoing deep cleaning throughout the week.

  • In-person Bible studies and activities have begun to re-open.  Please refer to the newsletter, Carillon, to identify active ministry opportunities.

Welcome

 

Thank you for visiting St Matthew Lutheran Church online. We hope that our website highlights the wide variety of worship, fellowship, and service opportunities available. Be sure to visit our facebook page. God's  richest blessings to you and your day!

Our Mission

 

To be the living evidence of Christ's mercy.

Our Vision

 

To be a family embracing the community through the faithful witness of the truth found in Scripture and the forgiveness only found in Christ.

 Our Values

 

  • Compassionate to the Lost and weary

  • Welcoming in the name of the Lord

  • Faithful to God's Word and Sacraments

  • Quick to forgive in the name of Jesus Christ

  • Joyful, living in the promise of eternal life