COVID-19 Guidelines 

Dear All,

It seems each week more of our parishioners are receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, and we are welcoming more members back every Sunday. For the time being, we will continue to require face masks and social distancing while indoors. We are not requiring RSVPs to our services, but that means we may exceed capacity at certain times. If you are concerned about spacing issues please consider attending our 8 a.m. service which has plenty of space. We will continue to follow the CDC, state, metro, and diocesan guidelines. Please know that no matter what your decision is we completely support you. Your safety is important to us.

 

COVID-19 Guidelines
As of 3/30/21

  • Sunday Service Times:

    • 8:00 a.m.-Holy Eucharist Rite II, no music. No RSVP needed.

    • 10:30 a.m.- Holy Eucharist Rite II, with music. ​Also streamed on Facebook Live. Follow along with the bulletin here. No RSVP needed.

  • Attendance: Masks are required at all times while indoors. No RSVP is needed at this time, but we can only comfortably and safely seat 45 people in our nave. If you are concerned about spacing please consider coming to our 8 a.m. service where there is typically more room. 

  • Childcare: There will be no childcare, and we ask that family units sit in the pew together. The nursery is not be open at this time.

  • Communion: At this time, we will only offer the Bread, and ask that you lower your mask when you receive it and then immediately place it back over your mouth. Instead of kneeling at the altar rail, those receiving the Bread will come in front of the rail and receive standing one by one, six feet apart. We also understand if individuals do not want to receive the sacrament at this time.

  • Music: After discussing with members in the healthcare profession, we feel comfortable singing in church as long as we are masked and distant. 

  • Use of Prayer Books: We will have bulletins printed for you that will include the entire service. We ask that you do not use the prayer books in the pews. We do not want multiple people touching the same book on a Sunday.

  • Sunday Christian Formation Hour: We are having in-person adult Christian formation classes at this time. Though we are not officially having any children's classes, we do have a volunteer who will care for them while the adult class is going on. Class can also be streamed on Zoom. 

 

Additional Guidelines

  • If you have any symptoms of COVID-19 or believe you’ve been in contact with someone who may have the virus, please do not come to church.

  • There will be no passing of the plates. We will have a drop-off station near the door if you would like to leave your tithe there. Otherwise, we highly encourage you to mail your check to the church, create online bill-pay, or give through our website.

ADDRESS

411 W. Due West Ave.

Madison, TN 37115

615-865-4496

priest@stjamesmadison.net

Office Open: Tuesday-Friday

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