When in person worship starts up again (time uncertain) OLV will follow strict protocols of our Bishop's Committee,
the Episcopal Diocese of the Rio Grande,
the City of Albuquerque and the State of New Mexico
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Highlights of in person health protocols when we open to in person worship once again
WEARING A FACE MASK IS A CONDITION OF BEING ALLOWED TO ENTER THE BUILDING, AND TO PARTICIPATE IN SERVICES. NO EXCEPTIONS.
the sanctuary is sectioned off to keep six feet+ between household groups.
Visitor have their own sections. Assigned seating facilitates contact tracing should the need arise.
HAND SANITIZER AND DISINFECTANT SPRAY
is available at each household section
LIMITED MOVEMENT AROUND THE SANCTUARY
Communion will be brought to your household grouping
STAGGERED ENTRANCE AND EXIT OF THE BUILDING
assures no squash of folks at the doorway.
Let all be safe . . . and let all be welcome!
We welcome your prayer requests and believe it is our privilege to pray for whatever needs you, your family or your community have. Please send them to email@example.com. Your request will be prayed either silently or aloud on the Sunday following its receipt.
This coming Sunday, July 26 we will bid farewell to our Erica who departs that week for the first of her three years at the Episcopal seminary in Sewanee, Tennessee. We will pray with her, and send her out with joy!
You can now give electronically to OLV through the Diocese of the Rio Grande new on-line giving vendor. Just go to www.dioceserg.org/donate, choose OLV from the menu, and you are on your way! The Diocese will cut a check each month to OLV for the donations received.
Some COVID prevention measures once we reopen to in person worship:
• Wearing of facemasks is mandatory
•Assigned seating by household groupings will facilitate contact tracing should the need arise
• Hand sanitizers and disinfectant spray available with each household seating group
• The vicar will assign a seat to you
• Limited movement around the sanctuary: Communion will be brought to you at your seat
• Staggered entrance and exit of the building by household groupings allows for no pile up of people at the doors.
Project Lunchbag Sundays: We bless and handout lunch sacks filled with water, a canned protein, a dessert, and another useful personal item.
Welcoming the Stranger: In Matthew 25 we learn that “I was a stranger and you welcomed me. I was naked and you gave me clothing.” As such, OLV is collecting clothing for undocumented “strangers” from south of the U.S. border. They arrive here with nothing. Donated clothing is given to families with no means of support other than holding garage sales. OLV strives to show hospitality to these recent arrivals.
The congregation has voted $500 to school children attending Chaparral Elementary who are in need of books in which to write their own creative stories.