Church Reopening Guidelines


Masks are required at the 6:00 p.m. Saturday service. The only exceptions will be for the reception of Holy Communion and for whom health issues preclude the wearing of masks. Everyone will endeavor to maintain appropriate social distancing whenever possible.

For the 8:00 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services, the wearing of masks will be required while entering and exiting the sanctuary. Once seated in the pew, the wearing of masks is optional, but still encouraged. Appropriate distancing is also encouraged, whenever possible.

To help maintain appropriate distancing, every other pew will be taped off.

Upon conclusion of all services, the congregation will be ushered out in an orderly manner, beginning at the rear of the sanctuary, in order to avoid being too close in proximity to one another.

These provisions will be effective from the weekend of October 3, 2020.

Trusting always in our Lord’s infinite power and love, we shall receive His gifts with joy and confidence, and we shall care for all of our neighbors, particularly those who may be especially vulnerable at this time.

Reopening of our church facilities to church groups

If you have a church group, board, or Bible study group that would like to meet at St. James, please go to and submit a church event room request form. The only room available at this time is the fellowship hall (except for during church services). We ask that your group not exceed 15 people. All participants must wear a mask for the duration of your meeting. As the organizer of your group, you will also be responsible for cleaning and wiping down all of the surfaces that were used for your group (chairs, tables, light switches, etc.).