Closure of Offices and Suspension of Public Worship

March 24, 2020

In accord with the public efforts to significantly slow the coronavirus infection rate through the closure of all non-essential businesses and services, the following changes will be in effect until at least June 14, 2020.

  • We will not conduct public worship services in the church. Please join us for Zoom services and other Zoom gatherings throughout the week. Click here for a complete listing of the Zoom offerings.
  • The church building will be open daily from 9:00-9:00 for individual prayer. The church, as an architectural space and as the community of the faithful, provides essential solace and strength and hope and joy, particularly when we are dramatically and unusually challenged. Hand sanitizer will be available in the narthex and in the restrooms. Please wash your hands when entering and exiting the church.
  • Physical distancing must be practiced at all times.
  • No planned or ad hoc gathering should ever exceed ten persons.
  • We are collecting medical supplies that can be redistributed to local hospital. If you would like to donate masks, gloves, or gowns a donation box is located in the church narthex.

Additionally:

  • Our office building will be closed through June 14.
  • The church staff will continue to work from their homes They will be reachable by email or by telephone (610-525-2486). If you are directed to voice mail, please leave a message, so that we can return your call.
  • The clergy may be reached at any time for pastoral issues.
  • The Parish Hall Annex building will be closed for both church and community meetings.
  • The clergy are posting daily meditations, distributed by email. These will automatically arrive in your email inbox. They will also be available on The Redeemer web site. If you are not recieving the emails and would like to, click here and complete this online signup form.
  • At this time, it is most important to remember personal care. Keeping your immune system strong will be vital.
  • Please wash your hands often;
  • keep yourself hydrated;
  • and get plenty of rest.

We are so used to the ability to congregate and see one another at will. Just as we take for granted the immensely complex network of human relations through which we get what we need and enjoy so many things. To have these indefinitely stripped away, marks in loss how valuable they are to us. We need one another more than we can appreciate. As our physically distancing moves more toward isolation, consider countering this with an unusual practice of prayer, through which we can be intimately present to God and to one another in spirit if not in body.

Last Published: May 6, 2020 4:59 PM