Worship services during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Worship services during the COVID-19 pandemic

During the current phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in Illinois, Grace members are worshipping together virtually through a livestream broadcast on YouTube, and in person in services of Holy Communion limited to 50 participants. 

Livestream Worship

Visit the Grace River Forest page on YouTube for livestreaming of our worship services on Sunday mornings at 8:30am.  You can watch in real time, or watch the service later at your convenience.
Livestream services include hymn-singing and often guest musicians. Only the worship leaders are present in the sanctuary for these services. You are invited to follow along with the hymns and readings in the bulletin and sing at home. 

Upcoming livestream

Tenth Sunday After Pentecost, August 9, 8:30am
Bulletin for the service

Online worship reflection form for confirmands

In-Person Services of Holy Communion

Sunday at 11am
Monday at 7pm
Wednesday at 11:30am

Each service is limited to 50 participants.
Sign up in advance to attend in-person worship.

  • These services will include organ music and from time to time, instrumental music. There will not be any congregational singing and only minimal spoken responses by the congregation.
  • There will not be a printed bulletin; hymnals and Bibles have been removed from the worship space.
  • Please wear a face covering and use hand sanitizer upon entering the Grace building.
  • Please maintain 6 feet of social distance while in the Grace building, including during the service. Signs will direct you to appropriate seating.
  • If you wish to bring an offering envelope, you may place it in the offering plate at the entrance to the sanctuary.
  • After the service, please exit the sanctuary continuing to maintain 6 feet of social distance between you and other worshipers.
  • If you are sick or have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home. 
  • If you are in an at-risk group, please remember that staying home may be the best way to care for yourself and others.

These plans are subject to change at any time based on developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you have problems with the online sign-up, contact Karen Christopher for assistance ( ; 708-366-6900 ext 207).

 

 

 

7300 Division Street | River Forest, IL 60305 | (708) 366-6900