"We envision Saron Church as an active, welcoming community of faith, an embodiment of Christ-like grace and love, which ministers to the community and the world. Building upon our heritage of strength, we will strive to grow in numbers, in faith,and in commitments to the ways of Christ."
Dear Church Family 6-3-2020
Unless the Sheboygan County Benchmarks (which are updated weekly) indicate not to, we will resume in person worship on June 21, 2020. We will hold one service at 9:30 am as would be our normal schedule for the summer months.
One of the reasons communal worship spreads the virus more than other activities is how we worship. Our worship service will look different for the foreseeable future.
• Pews will be restricted to every other pew, the balcony will be open to allow for distancing.
• Immediate families are allowed to sit together, please allow 6ft of separation between none family in same pew.
• Masks will be required for worship, unless there is a medical reason you are unable to wear one. You may bring your own if you have one and cloth masks will be available at church for you to use for worship and then take home to wash and reuse
• Restrooms will be open. And although it does not really need to be said -wash your hands. We ask that you use a paper towel to open the door and dispose of it in the wastebasket that will be located by the bubbler. • Offering plates will be located at the entrance to the sanctuary and will not be passed during the service. An usher will bring the plates up during the offertory and place them on the altar. • We will continue to have a Children’s Sermon but will not have the children come forward. • We will have all the information necessary for worship on the screen and will not pass out bulletins. • Singing has been shown to spread the virus faster as the droplets are broken up and become aerosols which hang in the air much longer. So, while it is very difficult to imagine, there will be no congregational singing. We will find other ways to enjoy music together. • Communion is another risky practice. We have purchased individual communion cups (they have grape juice in the cup and a wafer on top and are sealed). A gloved Consistory member will place one of these cups in your hand if you chose to participate in communion. We will then consume the wafer and the grape juice at the same time. Unfortunately, we will be suspending the children coming forward during the final hymn for bread and a blessing. • The nursery will not be staffed during the summer months, but sanitizer will be available if a family chooses to take a little one down and care for them themselves. We love you and seeing you in worship, but if you are feeling sick or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fever, Chills, Muscle pain, Sore throat, New loss of taste or smell) or have been in contact with someone who has tested positive, please remain at home. Worship services will continue to be available online.
The Consistory and Pastor are available for any questions or concerns you may wish to share. Blessings, Janine Gardapee, Consistory President; Nate Dassow, Elder; Jay Grosshuesch, Elder; Matt Boedecker, Deacon; Jason Bitter, Deacon; Ryan Herzong, Deacon; Tracy Beeck, Treasurer; Rev. RaeAnn Beebe, Pastor