May 14, 2021
St. Andrew’s Mask Update

Let all that you do be done in love.   – 1 Corinthians 16:14

As a community led by Christ, we lean into the wisdom in 1 Corinthians 16:14, that whatever we do, be done in love.  As a congregation diverse in thought yet united in faith, we respect and honor the many opinions and choices made by our congregation.

With the announcement yesterday that masks are no longer mandated in the State of Minnesota, St. Andrew’s is evaluating our COVID protocol and we are easing into changes as mandates are relaxed.  We will continue to follow CDC and Minnesota Department of Health guidelines.

A few decisions and details that we can share with you right now:

  • If you are fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask when on campus at St. Andrew’s.  If you are unvaccinated, we encourage you to wear a mask.
  • We wish to honor everyone’s comfort levels with this decision. If you are more comfortable wearing a mask, please know that you are welcome to do so, now and indefinitely into the future.
  • We will continue to practice social distancing inside our buildings.
  • We are evaluating certain COVID protocols related to Children, Youth & Family programming. Mahtomedi Schools reported today that mask requirements will remain as part of the Minnesota Safe Learning Plan.
  • We began singing in a limited fashion during worship a few weeks ago, and will continue to do so. Communion will remain as is, and we will not be serving food at worship or events at this time.
  • All our buildings are 100% open, with no capacity limits in worship, at funerals or at other events.

Thanks for your grace as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times!

Michael Carlson, Lead Pastor