to Advent Lutheran Church!
Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 NIV
ADJUSTMENTS Due to CoVid-19 – Church will continue with virtual worship services under the “Worship” tab on this website or Click Here for Advent’s YouTube Channel.
We have returned to live/in-person worship!
Services on Sundays are at: 9:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.
Our ACTS (Advent Coronavirus Team of Safety) group, as well as the Church Council have agreed that we would resume worship services with some adjustments, which are noted below. We are continuing to meet to discuss how things are going with these services.
ADDITIONALLY, we did meet after the latest CDC guidelines have come out. We are assessing these, as well as considering North Carolina guidelines, NC trends and local trends.
Please read this Memo!
A Sign-Up Genius email (as well as some phone calls) has been sent out to Members and Friends, and Sign-Ups are needed for tracking, and so that we don’t have too many people in the building at the same service. Sign-ups will be needed for now, every week.
An important note about the Sign-Ups: Checkmark which service you wish to attend, then click “Submit and Sign up.” After that, put the number of attending people, your name and email, and then click “Sign Up Now.”
Here is the link for June Sign-ups:
SignUp Genius Link for Services in June!
Other things to note due to CoVid protocols are the following:
-We ask that people remain in their vehicle until just a few moments prior to the service they attend. (In other words, unfortunately, we ask that you not come into the church 10-15 minutes early to pray/meditate or fellowship.)
-We will have limitations on the number of people attending, so there is space for physical distancing. This is why a second service has been added.
-Masks will be required.
-ALSO, IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
We WANT things to return to some normalcy, however, to continue to love our neighbor, things will look and be different for a time:
*There will be no Communion during these services. (Contact Pastor for private communion. We’ll also be looking to add midweek Communion services again soon.)
*There will be no Sunday School or Bible Class at this time. (See below for an Adult Zoom Bible Class opportunity. Youth Events continue to take place. And our Education Committee will continue to look at Christian education opportunities for younger grades.)
*There will be no Fellowship Hour or Fellowship within the Church Building. However, people may gather in the parking lot at an appropriate physical distance.
* Services will be about 45 minutes in order for cleaning between worship services and to allow for the most amount of people.
*Virtual Services will continue.
*Any verbal responses should be spoken lightly, to not spread the disease.
*Singing will be done by a singer, and folks may only “whisper” sing, and with masks on. It has been determined that robust singing is dangerous from perspective of spreading the virus.
*There will not be handshakes, hugs or passing of the peace at this time.
*There will not be a processional/recessional at this time.
*There will be no bulletin or hymnals. Words will be up on screen.
*You will be ushered in, so that we keep airflow in order and so that we are distanced. That said, you likely won’t be in your normal, chosen seat. We ask that people remain in their seats as much as possible.
*Vinyl padded chairs will be used so that we can clean these after services.
*Much of the church is closed and we ask that you don’t go to or use those areas.
*Restrooms will be available, but we ask that you attempt to limit the usage if possible.
*Pastor will be available after service outdoors to bring pastoral concerns, however he will have limited time after the 9:00 a.m. service.
And, once again, Sign-ups are needed prior to the services.
Contact Pastor Scott at Pastor’s Direct Email if you have other questions or concerns.
We hope you understand the reasoning behind all these changes, and we certainly look forward to seeing you again in the Lord’s House!
Join us for Virtual Bible Class on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. We are consistently illuminated by the Light of the World found in Scripture, and we are now looking at the Old Testament Book of 2 Samuel to see God at work around 1000 BC, and comparing how He is at work now. Let His Light Shine!
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Meeting ID: 879 0248 4098
Password: Contact Pastor
Pastor’s Direct Email
Continue to lift up our world, our nation, our leaders, our medical personnel, our church, our family, our friends, etc., in prayer during this time.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philippians 4:4
Advent Lutheran Church is a Community of Christians gathered around God’s Word and Sacraments, inviting all people to prepare for and receive the Light of the World, Jesus Christ.
Our goal at Advent is:
- to discover what God’s plans are for us as individuals and as His Body – the Church
- to join Him in these plans for reaching others in the Chapel Hill and Greater Research Triangle area with the Good News of what He has done for us in Jesus Christ
- and to find the real meaning of life and personal significance.
Our Mission Statement is “To Grow in The Lord… and To Make Him Known.” God has created each of us with spiritual gifts that He wants to use to accomplish His plans. We discover those gifts and His plans as we grow in Him. Do you ever wonder what His plans are for you?
Please join us for worship, Bible Study and Fellowship, and we’ll seek to discover His plans together, as we grow in the Lord and make Him known.
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