HOLY FAMILY HAPPENINGS
Sunday Adult Education: Our Adult Education Group will study Carl McColman’s An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
Ushers Needed for 8:00 AM Service: The usher ranks for serving at the 8 am Sunday service have thinned. If you’re willing to serve, the Usher Team will train you. The ushers for each service serve on a rotation that fits their schedule. For more information, contact me. G. Yandell
Covid Guidance from the Diocese of Atlanta: The diocese’s guidance gives full authority to individual parishes to decide what’s best as long as we comply with CDC protocols and not offer a common cup. We call your attention to the following sentences from the guidance:
“Diocesan COVID protocols are strongly advised but are no longer mandatory. Clergy and lay leaders will now have full authority to conduct worship, formation events, and meetings in compliance with CDC protocols as they are updated.”
Here are the latest CDC protocols:
Updated information for fully vaccinated people given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant currently circulating in the United States.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people to wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission.
- Added information that fully vaccinated people might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission, particularly if they are immunocompromised or at increased risk for severe disease from COVID-19, or if they have someone in their household who is immunocompromised, at increased risk of severe disease or not fully vaccinated.
- Added a recommendation for fully vaccinated people who have a known exposure to someone with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to be tested 3-5 days after exposure, and to wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until they receive a negative test result.
- CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to schools, regardless of vaccination status.
Given this CDC update, and the fact that less than 40% of Pickens County residents have been vaccinated, with a rapidly increasing infection rate, all parishioners attending indoor meetings and worship services are required to wear masks, regardless of your vaccination status. Masks will be available at Sunday services for those who forget their own.
George Yandell, Rector,Phil Anderson, Allan DeNiro, Roger Schultz, Executive Committee