About In-Person Worship
Jun 13, 2021
Indoor, In-Person Worship
With the revised CDC guidelines and Bishop Sumner’s concurrence, the wearing of masks is optional indoors at Incarnation. For those who have not been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, it is suggested to continue the practice of social distancing, mask-wearing, and other prevention measures.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Wearing a face mask is optional, though advisable for those who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a compromised immune system.
Is there a limit on the number of people permitted?
Seating is open in all services.
Is nursery available?
Children of all ages are welcome in every worship service. The nursery is available with a reservation during the 9 am and 11:15 am worship services only for children birth to 2 years old.
Our staff and volunteers who are directly involved in the care of children and youth while indoors will continue to wear face masks.
Will you pass the offering plate?
The offering plate will be passed down in the pews to receive your gift, or you may give online using your mobile device.
Is there communion?
Yes. Distribution includes the use of gloves and masks for safety as we distribute only consecrated bread at this time (and not the consecrated wine).
In the Traditional services, Communion will be distributed in three locations: The High Altar Rail, the Good Shepherd Altar Rail, and, by request to an usher, in the pew.
In Uptown, Communion will be distributed in two locations: The Altar Rail, and, by request to an usher, in the pew.
Is there singing?
Yes! You may sing along with the choir and the band.
Is there a worship bulletin?
In the Traditional and Contemporary services, there is a worship bulletin that contains everything you need to worship.
Can I submit prayer requests?
Yes. You have the ability to submit your prayer requests in two ways:
- Check in the pews to complete a prayer request card or
- go to our Connect page (incarnation.org/connect) on your mobile device during or after any service.
Can we pass the Peace?
Please be respectful of other parishioners who may not feel comfortable shaking hands yet. A nod and a smile go a long way.
Will the clergy greet us as we leave the service?
Clergy will be present in the narthex as you are dismissed.
What about Sunday School in between morning worship services?
Classes are available in-person with an online option for those who register. See classes »
Is there a time and place for fellowship?
Yes! Come over to the Welcome Center for coffee and fellowship between services.
Is hand sanitizer available?
Yes. Hand sanitizer stations are available near entrances and in narthexes. We encourage you to use them as often as you feel it necessary.
What about livestream worship services, Communion pickup, Church in the Lot, Backyard Eucharists, or other worship-related activities?
- Online services continue on Facebook Live. See details on the Digital Worship page.
- For those participating via livestream, Communion is available to pick up on Sunday with prior registration by Friday at 12 noon. Check the Digital Worship page for the current Communion registration link.
- Church in the Lot family services occurs twice a month through June 2021.
- You can still schedule and host a backyard Eucharist. View details here »