Covid Guidelines

Come and worship with us in our completely renovated beautiful building.  We are very fortunate to have a new HVAC system which can bring fresh air in from the outdoors and not keep recycling the same air.  Masks are recommended when in the building at this time.  While this may seem like a step backward it can be viewed as a step forward as we continue to make a way for the congregation to gather as safely as possible to offer prayer, praise and thanksgiving to God.  We pray that you will take an active part in our worship life and strengthen our witness to Christ and his love for all.

There are guidelines for Worship during the time of COVID-19 which need to be followed by everyone.  St. Paul’s has a COVID-19 task force who meets and plans regularly and assists us to remain open and to offer programs  for everyone to be involved.  We want everyone to be safe and comfortable when returning to worship services.  For those who are worshiping at home, Services can be viewed on Facebook (St. Paul’s Lutheran Church York PA on Springettsbury & George) and the church website (www.stpaulsyork.org) and live or replayed on our YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYCfdMzkJo_Xvbdkxn2IYIg 

Guidelines for Worship during the time of COVID-19 need to be followed by everyone and are shown below:

Guidelines for Worship during the time of COVID-19

Hand Sanitizer is available in the Narthex and the Good Shepherd Gathering area.

Entering and Leaving the Church:  Face masks are recommended.   Please take your service bulletin with you and dispose of it properly.

Offerings:  Monetary offerings may be placed in the basins provided at the entrances to the nave prior to the service or immediately following the service. You may also donate via our website at www.stpaulsyork.org

While in the Nave:  Face masks are rececommended.

Communion Procedure:

The Pastor cleanses hands and prepares for the distribution of Holy Communion.

  • Ushers will direct you. The pulpit side (left) of the nave communes first followed by the font side (right).
  • Come to communion using the center aisle (about 8 per side)
  • Communion glasses are placed on credence tables at the front pews (left and right side).
  • Take a communion glass from the tray of glasses.
  • Take your place along the chancel step and the ministers will bring the bread and wine to you.
  • Extend your hands to receive the communion host; please do not reach out to take the Host from the minister.
  • Consume the communion Host.
  • Hold the communion glass with both hands at chest height so that the communion assistant can easily pour the wine into the glass.
  • Consume the wine.
  • Place the used cup in an empty tray location a credence table at the side aisle.
  • Return to your pew using the side aisle.

Our COVID-19 task force is assisting us as we remain open at St. Paul’s.  Please thank Dr. Jessica Ericson, Sheridan Palmer, Deacon Harold Sargeant,  Dr. Martha Thomas and Norma Shue for their dedication and service.