Updated July 2021

During this ongoing time of awareness and prevention regarding coronavirus, this page will have current information about schedule changes and steps that we are taking to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Reopening: A leadership team continues to meet, planning steps to reopening the church for worship and other activities, in the safest way possible.
The church office is open limited hours.
We have reopened for in-person worship!
Please see the “Most Recent Updates” link below for current information.

Most Recent Updates

Faith Practices and Resources

 

Worship
As of July 6, 2021:
With the statewide relaxation of most COVID-19 restrictions, there are no attendance limits or reservation signups for Sunday worship.
There will continue to be a “Distanced” section in the Sanctuary for those who prefer to be seated socially-distanced from other household pods.
More information on the church’s reopening plans can be found on our reopening webpage.

Reopening Webpage

Worship continues to be Livestreamed on YouTube.
Links to the livestream, Sunday’s bulletin, and suggestions for preparing for worship are on our “Media” webpage.

Livestream information and links

The office is now OPEN on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Masks are required when in the building and physical distancing will be observed.
If you would like to meet with a specific staff member, please check to make sure they will be on-site during open hours, or make an appointment to see them. Even when working from home, staff members are monitoring email and voicemail. Please reach out if you need to contact us.

The church calendar has up-to-date information on activities/events/meetings.
Many are continuing online.
Some activities, classes, and events need advance sign-ups so that we can get the Zoom link sent to you.  Visit our “Forms and Resources” webpage to sign up.

We are monitoring news and recommendations from local and regional health departments.

We are taking the following precautions:

  • We are wiping down “common touch” areas daily.
  • Frequent and thorough hand washing is encouraged.
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building.
  • Furnaces run to help filter the air in the building.

 

Please call or email the church, 425-746-2529 or info@salc.church, and let us know how you’re doing, especially if you are in need of something.

EVERYONE is encouraged to follow health agency recommendations, especially if you are in a high risk group.

Also, we encourage you to be cautious of suspicious emails and/or phone calls.  Scammers are at work!

The apostle Paul reminds us that nothing can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. We are connected to each other through God’s love wherever we happen to be.

We will continue to update the congregation as new information is available.
Please contact the church office if you have any questions.

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Most Recent Updates….

As of July 26, 2021
In compliance with current county guidelines, we are recommending that everyone wear a mask during worship and whenever you are in the church building, since it is an indoor public space.

As of July 6, 2021 – In-Person Worship
With the statewide relaxation of most COVID-19 restrictions, there are no attendance limits or reservation signups for Sunday worship.
There will continue to be a “Distanced” section in the Sanctuary for those who prefer to be seated socially-distanced from other household pods.
More information on the church’s reopening plans can be found on our reopening webpage.

Reopening Webpage

Worship continues to be Livestreamed on YouTube.
Links to the livestream, Sunday’s bulletin, and suggestions for preparing for worship are on our “Media” webpage.

Livestream information and links

As of June 28, 2021In-Person Worship
We continue with one service each Sunday at 9:30 am, both with in-person worship and with a simultaneous livestream to our YouTube channel.
We have increased the number of in-person worship participants.  Also, you now are welcome to worship on consecutive Sundays.

As of June 17, 2021Reopening for Worship
The Reopening Task Force is excited to announce the reopening of in-person worship at Saint Andrew’s beginning on June 27, 2021!

We will open and continue with one service each Sunday at 9:30 am, with a simultaneous livestream to our YouTube channel. The initial number of in-person attendees will be limited to 40. However, we expect to gradually increase that number as we refine our processes and make adjustments based on state and county guidelines as they are modified for indoor gatherings.

In order to attend in person, we are requiring that people sign up each week in advance utilizing an online reservation system that is available here. Reservations open each Monday at 6:00 pm for the following Sunday. You may call the office to reserve seats if you aren’t able to access the website.

Details about worshipping in-person and an overview of the processes we’ve put in place to maintain safety for everyone can be found on our reopening webpage.

We are looking forward to this important step as we transition out of the pandemic, and we are grateful for your prayers and support.

As of June 7, 2021
The office is now OPEN on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Masks are required when in the building and physical distancing will be observed.
If you would like to meet with a specific staff member, please check to make sure they will be on-site during open hours, or make an appointment to see them. Even when working from home, staff members are monitoring email and voicemail. Please reach out if you need to contact us.

As of June 1, 2021
At this time, we are considering requests from congregational groups on a case-by-case basis for meeting in-person at the church, and we are continuing to work our way towards reopening for worship later this summer. We are also looking at the initial survey results; thank you to all who completed the reopening survey. In the meantime, please know that we will continue to offer worship via livestream on our YouTube channel. The reopening team is grateful for your prayers of support, encouragement, and discernment in its work

As of May 21, 2021
The Reopening Team has sent a reopening survey to the congregation. Please complete it by June 1.

As of April 22, 2021
A team has begun to meet to create a path forward to reopen the church for worship and groups in the safest way possible. Please contact Pastor Lara, pastor@salc.church or 425-746-2529, with questions or for more information.

A message from the reopening team:
Dear Saint Andrew’s Family,
As the body of Christ, we are a community centered around the worship of Jesus. As such, we will be focusing our attention first on worship and what in-person worship will look like. We will communicate the rest of our priorities and conversations to you as they unfold. Future announcements will be made through the VOICE, Trendings, and Sunday bulletins.

As of April 7, 2021
From Pastor Lara….
As the Covid vaccines become more widely available, the hope of returning to in-person activities at the church understandably grows. We are all anxious to be back together, but we want our reopening to be done in a way that honors everyone’s safety and health concerns. A leadership group will gather after Easter to begin this conversation and plan what our reopening may look like. We will communicate information on this as it becomes available, and we will also ask for your thoughts and comments as time progresses. In the meantime, we ask that you pray for this process as we seek to do what is best for our congregation. Thank you!

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