State Orders Allow Church Services

I serve congregations in two states – Wyoming and Colorado. Members of those congregations may be interested in the pertinent sections of state health orders that allow us to meet for church on Sunday.

So, here they are.

Wyoming

Statewide Health Order #2: Forbidding Gatherings of 10 People or More

Order #3: Gatherings at the following are exempted from this order: …

j. Retail or business establishments, where more than ten (10) people may be present but are generally not within six (6) feet of one another…

And for Colorado

Updated Public Health Order 20-24 Implementing Stay At Home Requirements

In-person pastoral services for individuals who are in crisis or in need of
end of life services provided social distancing is observed to the greatest
extent possible. Houses of worship may remain open, however, these
institutions are encouraged to implement electronic platforms to conduct
services whenever possible or to conduct smaller (10 or fewer
congregants), more frequent services to allow strict compliance with
Social Distancing Requirements.

(The order was amended to allow churches to meet. The original order did not include this. Thanks be to God that He softened the heart of the governor in this matter!)

The services will have assigned seating, to insure proper “social distancing”. We will also be changing communion to a continuous line format – also to allow greater distances. And the service will be shortened slightly to limit contact time.

As always, we pray that God would soon deliver us from this plague, and that our normal worship pattern can resume. Until then, “Lord have Mercy! Come quickly, Lord Jesus!”

 

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