Oct 14, 2020​

Dear members and friends of Prince of Peace,

Governor Herbert has issues new directives for Utah and Salt Lake County, a "high transmission" area, as of today, October 14, 2020.   Prince of Peace will continue to follow the guidelines we have had in place since reopening on May 1st because these match the state's updated requirements.  We are limiting the number of people who attend by asking Sunday worshipers to register for worship so we can observe the distancing guidelines.

Some things to know:

  • Our Sunday Services are at 8:00 am and 10:30 am.  Thursday evening service is at 6:30 (rsvp not required). 

  • If you don’t feel comfortable coming, or if you’re in a high-risk group, it’s perfectly OK to stay home. We will still stream the 8:00 service live online so people can participate at home.

  • We will limit the number of people at each service, so that we can use only every other row of seats. This will enable us to keep at least six feet between families.

  • You’ll need to sign up online for which service you plan to attend, so that we don’t have too many in one service. Here is the sign-up link. Since your family can sit together, you're signing up for a pew, so whether you are single or a family of six, please only sign up once per family. If we begin to fill both services, we will consider adding an additional service.

  • We will continue with these precautions:

    • We will open windows on Sunday, to get good airflow and ventilation. We will prop doors open so that we don’t have to touch surfaces going in and out.

    • Worship folders will be laid out for you to take as you come in, rather than someone handing them out.

    • Instead of passing the offering plates around, we will have them in the back of the chapel so worshipers can drop an offering there if they wish. We will also take a little time in the service to give an offering through the app for those who want to do so.

    • We will offer Communion in the service for those who want to receive it. No one should feel bad at all if they prefer not to receive it. Communion will be served in a continuous line instead of at the Communion rail. This will enable families to keep some distance from one another.

    • We’ll wave and smile to one another instead of the usual handshakes and hugs.

  • We strongly encourage wearing masks for the service. We realize masks are not totally effective, but they can reduce the risk of inadvertently spreading the virus somewhat. So wearing a mask is a way of showing consideration for other people.  Bring your own if you can, and we will have a few available for those who want one but don’t have one of their own.

  • In person Bible Classes begin on October 18 and will be held from 9:25 to 10:10.

 

We know that members of our church have different opinions. But we can and must love one another regardless of our opinions! We can be courteous and thoughtful and respectful of one another’s concerns. And, as sisters and brothers in Christ, we can come together to focus on God and his gifts to us.

Those who want to will meet on Sunday, and our Lord will come to meet us. And some of us will be safely at home, watching online, and Jesus will be there too.

Please contact pastor with any questions or concerns.  Pastor Peil: tyler.peil@popslc.org.

In Jesus,

 Pastor Peil

Prince of Peace Lutheran
Church and School
PEACE THROUGH JESUS
GROW AND TELL

1441 Tamarack Rd.
Taylorsville, Utah 84123

Email: princeofpeace@popslc.org

Phone: (801) 261-3808

Church Services: Sundays at 8:00 am & 10:30 am                                     Thursday at 6:30 pm

Office Hours: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Mon-Fri

School Day Hours: 8:10 am to 3:30 pm Mon-Fri

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Prince of Peace is a confessional Lutheran Church and part of WELS, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, a national church body of over 1200 congregations in the United States and around the world. www.wels.net

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