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Announcements 

Updated Worship Guidelines Beginning June 27, 2021

In response to changes in the MDHHS guidelines, effective Sunday, June 27, masks are recommended but no longer required at either the 8:30 or 10:30 service.  We will continue to maintain our spread out seating in the sanctuary, and communion from the pews.  Light refreshments will be available after each service.  


Updates to HSLC Constitution

In order to bring Holy Spirit's Constitution into compliance with the updated Model Constitutions from 2016 and 2019, the Congregation Council proposes the following updates, which have been reviewed and approved by the SEMI Synod Secretary.

This document outlines the noteworthy changes in a one-page summary.

This is the complete proposed HSLC Constitution with the Model Constitution updates.


VBS 2021

Registration is now open!

August 9-12

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2021 Food Distribution Dates

 

 


Spark Kits

May Spark Kits will be ready on April 25th at Noon for pick up!

Click Here to learn more about Spark Kits.


Restarting In-Person Worship – A Plan For What to Expect

Restarting In-Person Worship – A Plan For What to Expect

As we plan to restart in-person worship on Sundays beginning February 21 at 8:30 and 10:30 am, HSLC Council, Worship & Music and staff have reviewed and discussed a variety of different recommendations. After taking into consideration the State of Michigan’s Safe Start plan, the Southeast Michigan Synod’s guidelines, information from the CDC and Genesee County Health Department, and our Church Mutual Insurance requirements, our plan includes the following as we return to worship at church.

  • Physical distancing is required. Households must sit at least six feet apart, 360°, if gathered for in-person worship.
  • Face coverings/masks are required when people are in the building for worship (except for children 2 or under). We will have a limited supply of masks for those who arrive to the building without one. Worship Leaders (lector, assisting ministers, pastors, and musicians) do not have to wear a mask (but may choose to do so) if they are speaking and remain 6 feet (or more) away from others. However, when they are not leading worship, they must wear them.
  • The worship space will be sanitized between services, especially including high touch surfaces such as the backs of pews/chairs.
  • There will be a small group of singers providing music for the service. While we encourage you to hum along or sing softly through your mask, medical experts agree that singing is among the riskiest behaviors for the spread of COVID-19.
  • There will be no nursery, in-person Sunday School or coffee hour offered. You are welcome to bring your own coffee or water with you, and some bottles of water will be available, but the drinking fountain, coffee and food at the church will not be available during or following worship.
  • There will be no physical touching during the passing of the peace or at other times. Yes, we love to offer hugs and handshakes, but at this time, we still must maintain our social distance for everyone’s safety.
  • Seating will be available at tables in the narthex for worship, but must be limited to one household per table.
  • There will be no passing of an offering plate through the pews. We encourage you to continue giving electronically. Otherwise, an offering plate will be located by the baptismal font. The offering and Communion elements will not be processed to the front of the church.
  • Communion wafers and wine will be placed before the service on plates by available seats. Gluten free wafers and grape juice will be available in the back of the sanctuary for those who request it. Everyone will commune together from their seats. Masks can be removed while communion is shared, but need to be worn after communion is completed.
  • To avoid crowding and bottle necks, the pastors will not be at the sanctuary doors following service to greet those in attendance.
  • At this time, use of the building by members or outside groups is not possible. Our building insurance has discouraged it.
  • If you are sick, unable to abide by the above plans, or are in a vulnerable population, please stay home and join us online for worship.

We are aware these plans are restrictive even as we have opted for the most permissive options on the guidelines. We don’t like having to impose them, but we believe this will help keep us all safe, and healthy. Our goal is to ease these restrictions as soon as safely possible with continued input from the Synod, state and federal guidelines, and our insurance provider so that we can return to normal activities and worship plans quickly.

 


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