Updated Guidelines Regarding Covid-19
Due to the recent COVID surge, we would encourage all worship attendees to take seriously the likelihood of COVID transmission in large, public gatherings, particularly indoors. The Omicron variant has proven far more transmissible than other variants, rendering our previous precautions of 6′ of distance and 15 minutes of contact time irrelevant. Breakthrough cases have also proven more common among those who are vaccinated.
If you are able to worship from home this Sunday, we encourage you to do so. If you do plan to attend worship in-person, you must continue to wear a facemask (not a face-shield, and we encourage double-masking a cloth with surgical mask, or wearing a well-fitting KN95 mask), observe at least 6′ of distance from other households, and not congregate with others while inside.
Please do not come to worship or the church office if:
- You have tested positive for COVID in the past 5 days ANDhave not received a negative test on or after day 5, or have symptoms that are not subsiding
- You have been exposed to someone who tested positive in the past 5 days AND are not fully vaccinated (including booster if eligible) AND have not had a negative test result 5-7 days after first exposure.
- You are presenting with cold or flu symptoms: runny nose, cough, sore throat, headache, body aches, fever, etc.
We are grateful to, as of yet, not have been a site of transmission, and pray we will continue to take care of each other and gather as safely as possible. If you have questions about testing please call 211.
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Whether this is your first time stepping into this sanctuary, or the thousandth, we believe that we are most at home when we are embraced and upheld in community. With great thanksgiving, we celebrate this opportunity to be together, with you, today. As a Christians, we take seriously our call to care for and protect one another, which sometimes asks us to assume some discomfort to ensure someone else’s good.
We will continue to wear masks in worship at St. Mark’s to protect families with children under 5 years-old, as well as our neighbors who experience immune deficiencies. We invite all worshipers, also, to be generous with physical distance from other households and no-touch greetings while on campus.
During this transitional season, we invite families with young children to sit together in worship. An activity booklet is available for hands that like to stay busy, and more space to wiggle is available during the service either in the Narthex (foyer) or the Social Hall where the service is streamed.
The Church office is not accepting walk – in’s, however, are open with a scheduled appointment. Contact the church office at or 858-273-1480. St. Mark’s Nursery School is open. Contact them at 858-273-1480 ext. 16.