CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

September 25, 2020

Desert Foothills Lutheran Church

On-campus Worship during COVID-19

 

We have good news of great joy! Desert Foothills is meeting for on-campus worship every Sunday!  No reservations necessary.

Traditional Service, 8:30 am

Contemporary Service, 10:30 am

We aim to operate Sunday Worship Services in a safe manner with a number of precautions in place. For those with a high risk to this virus (heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, obesity, or 65+ years old), please do not feel obligated to attend. God is with you. Jesus loves you and forgives you all your sins. We will continue to offer our online services, now available on Saturday, until this pandemic ends and all are safe to move about freely. We miss you greatly, but this will end, and we want to see you as soon as it does!

 

It is important to tell our family and community as much as possible to prepare and educate everyone on what DFLC is doing and what we expect from the congregation to make on-campus worship services happen.

 

Here is what you can expect at DFLC for on-campus worship:

  • Prior to gathering a professional cleaning company will sanitize our facilities.

  • The rooms will be as well ventilated as possible.

  • On Sunday mornings all staff and volunteers will wear masks. 

  • There will be no bulletins, hymnals, pens, welcome cards, or envelopes, as well as children’s activity bags.

  • Seating in the Sanctuary will follow social distancing guidelines. Seats are taped off to restrict access. Please be respectful as they guarantee social distancing. We will have staff and volunteers available on Sundays to help with seating and questions. 

  • Hand Sanitizing stations are located at each entrance.  You are encouraged to use them as you enter and exit.

  • There will be no coffee or fellowship time between services.  We ask that you refrain from bringing food or drinks into the services.

  • Access to the Kitchen is prohibited to limit the number of areas to be sanitized.

  • There will be no Sunday School, Nursery Care, or Bible Classes. 

  • We will sanitize the Sanctuary, Worship Center lobby and restrooms, as well as door handles after each service.

  • Baskets are available to collect your offerings as you come in. There will be no envelopes or pens available in the pew racks.

 

Here is what we are asking from you as you attend worship at DFLC:

  • If you are not feeling well, are sick, running a fever, coughing, or sneezing, we ask that you please stay home and join online www.dflc.org/live-stream.

  • We strongly encourage those with pre-existing health conditions, and those over 65 to continue worshiping online during the early stages of re-opening. 

  • All who attend will be REQUIRED to wear a mask.

  • Temperatures will be taken of all who are attending worship at DFLC.

  • There will be no greeting your neighbor or sharing of the peace with those around you. Greet those closest to you with a wave.

  • Please make use of the Hand Sanitizing stations located at each entrance as you enter and on your way out.

  • We ask that you respect social distancing guidelines from others at all times.

 

We understand some things look different and there are many guidelines to keep in mind. But our same God is with us wherever two or more of us gather. By following these guidelines, we can again worship together and know we are doing all we can to love our neighbors who may be more susceptible.

Many of us grew up in the church and feel obligated to attend when the doors are open. This is a very unique time, and those with high risk or those who live with someone with high risk really need to stay home for just a little longer. Please enjoy our online worship. We continue to strive to make them excellent services.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support, your patience and understanding, as we face this pandemic together – in faith rather than fear. If you have any questions, please contact us at Info@dflc.org or 480-585-8007.

 

Grace & Peace,

Pastor Mark

  • How do I access DFLC's YouTube Channel?

Click Here

  • What are the service times for DFLC live streams?

All on line services will be available on Saturday of each week.

  • How do I Give when I'm not physically in church? 
    God calls us to be good stewards of our finances, in these difficult times we need to continue to meet our expenses.

You can mail your offering to the church at: 29305 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ  85266

or you can sign-up for "GiveCloud" online giving at the following link:  Click Here

  • Are ALL DFLC activities cancelled? 

All events held on the DFLC Campus will be suspended temporarily.

  • Is the Preschool opening?​​

We are open, preschool grades through Kindergarten. 

  • Will the Church Office be open?

The Church Office is open for in-person visits with an appointment.  But we are all working, every day.  If you have a need to meet or speak with a Pastor or Staff Member, please call 480.585.8007 or email Church Office.

ABOUT US

DFLC is a member of the Missouri Synod.

ADDRESS

480.585.8007

 

29305 N. Scottsdale Road ​Scottsdale, AZ 85266

 

officeadmin@dflc.org

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