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We are open for

in person worship

 

 

 

Our Worship Times:

Sundays at 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM

Wednesdays at 7:00 PM

Updated November 23, 2021

St Luke Family, 

 

Friends, please know that when God called me to serve as a pastor dealing with health and a pandemic was never something I thought I would have to do. Making these decisions are never easy. I realized that no matter what decision is made people are going to be upset. So, I ask, as followers of Jesus Christ, let us love for one another, let us come together in love, peace, and respect. 

 

The Erie County Executive issued an order on Monday declaring effective November 23, 2021, people at all indoor public locations are required to wear a mask/face covering. According to the guidelines on the Erie County website (https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-information-businesses-0), this includes places of worship. After much prayer and discussion with church leadership, we have decided to follow this order. According to Romans 13, we are to submit to government authorities unless they ask us to do something that is in direct disobedience to God’s Word.

 

Therefore, effective immediately we are requiring all people ages 2 and older, regardless of vaccination status, are to wear a mask/face covering that covers their mouth and nose as they enter the building. We will also be going back to taking communion in the pews with the individual communion packs. As more information becomes available to us, we will make adjustments as need be. We ask for your patients and cooperation as we move forward. 

 

Finally, people of St. Luke, thank you. You have been so wonderful to me and each other during this very difficult time. Please know how hard these decisions are for me, and I ask that you pray for me and our leaders. Pray that the Holy Spirit gives us wisdom and guidance and pray that the Lord’s arms of protection be around us all. 

 

In Christ, 

Pastor Phil 

We care about the health, safety, and comfort of everyone who enters our building. 

We will be following recommendations given by the Erie County Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control. 

 

If we need to make any changes, we will communicate them to you promptly.

If you have any questions, please give the church office a call. 

 

If you are sick, have had a fever of 100°, or higher in the past 10 days, or have other Covid-19 symptoms, we ask that you please stay home and plan to join us on a later date.

Returning to worship after being exposed or having Covid-19

  • Quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

  • If you have tested positive for Covid-19 you can return to worship 10 days after your symptoms first appeared and, you have been 24 hours with no fever without using fever-reducing medications, and other symptoms of COVID-19 are improving.

  • For more information visit the CDC website.