COVID

COVID

Worship During COVID (3)

Updated as of May 19, 2021 Welcome to Worship — In Person and Online!     … and no masks if you are fully vaccinated. Please see the Continuity of Ministry Committee’s update as of 5/19/2021 on gathering guidelines and masks here. We have in-person and online worship for both our contemporary service (with Voices of Praise) on Saturdays at 5:30pm and our traditional service on Sundays at 10:00am. When you arrive Keep 6 feet apart and wear your mask.…

Continuity of Ministry Update: Masks

Updated Gathering Guidelines Based on the CDC and Virginia State guidelines, people coming to OSLC are not expected to wear a mask in the building if they ARE fully vaccinated. Based on those same guidelines, we do ask that you please wear a mask if you are NOT fully vaccinated. Of course, feel free to wear a mask if it makes you more comfortable. During worship, separate areas have been set apart for those with mask and those without. Please…

OSLC’s Continuity of Ministry Committee: How It Works and What’s Been Done

Greetings from your Continuity of Ministry Committee, This group is comprised of our pastors and members of our church from various backgrounds such as business, education and the medical field that are volunteering to help make as much sense as possible of all the information coming our way regarding COVID-19. We are not experts in epidemiology or infectious disease, but we do listen to those who are, and we are working our hardest to represent the best interest of our…

COVID Vaccine Survey for Age 65+ and/or 16-64 with Underlying Medical Condition

We are sharing this information as it was provided by the Population Health Coordinator of our regional Rappahannock Rapidan Health District, part of the Virginia Department of Health.  Governor Northam identified which essential workers will be receiving the vaccine in Phase 1B and Phase 1C. When Phase 1B is launched, it will include frontline essential workers, such K-12 teachers and staff, grocery store workers, migrant farmworkers, corrections facility employees and people who are incarcerated, and those working or living in…

In-Person Services Temporarily ON HOLD

December 18, 2020 Due to the increased risk of infection from the covid-19 coronavirus, the Continuity of Ministry Committee, in consultation with the pastors and music leaders, have made the following changes to our worship services from now until at least January 17, 2021: Saturday services are on hiatus from December 19 (this weekend) through January 17, 2021 Sunday services will be offered ONLY on Facebook livestream (with video posted to the website at some later date) from December 20…

COVID-19

Worship During COVID (as of November 11, 2020) Building Use During COVID (as of November 11, 2020) External Links Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Virginia Synod Covid-19 Resources Fauquier County Health Department (click on each image to view as pdf document) .       

COVID Updates for August

I wanted to pass along a few updates from the Continuity Committee: 1.      After a month of successful, in-person worship, we have learned a few things. a.      Sign-up in advance is no longer required for in-person worship; i.     It is based on attendance that has not exceeded our space requirements and that we can overflow tothe fellowship hall if needed.ii.    We want to encourage those who are comfortable to come worship in person.iii.   We will continue to use a…

COVID Highlights for June

Holy Communion Distribution to Small Groups – Pastors Terri and Michael will begin distributing Communion by appointment to small groups at church on Wednesday, June 3. We will only offer reserved host (the Body of Christ in the form of wafers that were consecrated at the preceding Sunday’s service). At this time, the wine will not be distributed. We anticipate continuing to offer these small group opportunities even after in-person worship begins again for those unable to attend those services. To…
Altar Setting

Holy Communion: Distribution to Small Groups

Introduction Pastors Terri and Michael will begin distributing Communion by appointment to small groups at church on Tuesday mornings and Wednesday evenings, starting June 2. We will only offer reserved host (the Body of Christ in the form of wafers that were consecrated at the preceding Sunday’s service). At this time, the wine will not be distributed. We anticipate continuing to offer these small group opportunities even after in-person worship begins again for those unable to attend those services. The…

COVID: A Letter from the Continuity Committee

A Letter from the Continuity Committee May 16, 2020 Dear OSLC Congregation, 2020 certainly has been a year we won’t soon forget. In January we started to hear about the COVID-19 virus on the other side of the world and by March the unthinkable was happening as we shut down schools, businesses, and our church in compliance with a stay-at-home order from the Governor of Virginia. We have learned a great deal in the past months and continue to learn…

Pandemic Hope: A Family Devotional for Life During COVID-19

Built around “Faith 5”, Pandemic Hope is a Devotional for families that focuses on the new realities we are all living in each day. It provides daily readings and activities for 8 weeks to work along side those who you are isolating alongside. To read and download this devotional, click here.

Prayer at Home

by Tina Korte Prayer at home #10 Dear God, Lord of the Universe,                                                                                                                                                Teach me how to pray in the good and fruitful times and the hard and devastating times. I hear the birds singing.  I see the sunrise and that perfect pink zinnia growing in the pot on my patio. In the morning after last night’s needed rain, I smell the clean fresh air on the lawn. And that first taste of coffee in my mug goes down with…