Will there be reservations for weekend services?
Capacity for in-person worship is limited. Registration is required to attend an in-person service at St. Andrew’s. Registration will open online Monday for the following weekend services.
Will St. Andrew’s Online still be available?
Online services will continue indefinitely. For the past several months, we’ve been grateful for the ability to worship together at live.saintandrews.org, via dial-in phone number, on social media and Fox 9+. We care about you, your health and your safety and continue to encourage you to continue to attend online if possible. You’re part of the St. Andrew’s family no matter where you choose to attend!
What about kids and youth programs?
DOCK children’s weekend education programming will be online only through December.
Are you requiring or recommending that people wear masks?
In accordance with Gov Walz’s executive order requiring face coverings in public beginning Saturday, July 25, face coverings are required inside St. Andrew’s buildings. More info on the Executive Order is linked here
Will temperature checks be required?
At this time, we are not requiring temperature checks to enter the building, but we are asking all to do a self-screening assessment prior to attending worship.
What about those who are considered more vulnerable or caring for those who are?
If you’re vulnerable for any reason we are encouraging you to remain home. If you have any symptoms of sickness or have been around anyone who has shown symptoms, we ask you to remain home from St. Andrew’s for at least 14 days.
While our gradual return to in-person worship will be slower than some would like and faster than others desire, we continue in mission to serve the spiritual needs of our community, with health and safety a top priority. We continue to believe online worship provides the safest option for our community regardless of age or medical condition. We also know there is a very real need for worship and spiritual care in this time and are committed to doing everything we can to meet those needs safely.
Over the summer months, we have been working diligently to understand best practices and training regarding the health and safety of our community, congregation, staff, and volunteers. We have hosted limited gatherings on campus for funerals and weddings in our sanctuary this summer and hosted outdoor worship experiences that have helped us prepare for in-person worship. We will continue to abide by the safety recommendations and guidelines put forth by the MN Department of Health and seek counsel from state and local health experts.