SUNDAY SERVICE at 10:30 AM, or you can join us ONLINE at church.mattisave.org (Our Service is posted around 1:00 PM each Sunday.) For normal service protocol read the FAQ

Questions and Answers

Is the church open for in-person worship services?

YES. We currently have two services: 8:45 AM and 10:45 AM. ON JUNE 20th, we will be going back to ONE SERVICE at 10:30 AM.

THE FOLLOWING FAQ OUTLINES OUR PROTOCOL FOR OUR IN-PERSON SERVICES. 

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What time are services?

The first service begins at 8:45 and the second begins at 10:45. On June 20th, we will be going back to ONE SERVICE at 10:30 AM. 

Will facemasks be mandatory?

MASKS are NO LONGER NECESSARY; neither are they discouraged for those who prefer to wear them. We trust your discernment and appreciate your concern for the welfare of others. ALL are WELCOME!

What will it be like when I arrive?

One of our ushers will open the door when you arrive. Once inside, we have masks available for anyone who needs one. We kindly ask that you choose to stay home if you have had any symptoms or exposure to Covid-19. 

How will the seating be managed to allow for social distancing?

We have reduced our seating in the sanctuary. We still have three sections but there are fewer rows per section with extra spacing between every row. 

Will we need to make reservations for a particular service?

NO, you don't. Earlier in the pandemic we required reservations, but are grafeful to be moving forward - NO LONGER asking people to reserve seats. 

When should people show up to attend a service?

It would be helpful to come 10 minutes prior to the service, allowing you to locate a good "physically-distanced" space in the sanctuary. An usher would be happy to assist you. 

Will services continue to be offered online?

Yes. We record our 8:45 AM Sunday morning worship service and upload a video of it around 11:00 AM each Sunday: https://church.mattisave.org/  You can also access our audio MESSAGES under our website's RESOURCES tab

What about things we often touch…like Bibles, hymnals, connection cards, offering plates, communion plates, etc?

Bibles and hymnals are removed. All music and Scripture used in the service is projected on the front wall. Soon we will be using connection cards but not presently. An attendant is stationed at our welcome desk, offering assistance to our visitors and recording any contact information. Presently, we are not passing offering plates, but have an offering box placed near the entrance for people to deposit their tithes and offerings. On the Sundays when we partake of the Lord's Supper, we provide bags (to pick up in the foyer) including sealed pre-filled cups and bread. 

What about the "meet and greet" portion of the service along with hugs and handshakes?

We will not be doing that at this time as we will seriously seek to practice physical distancing. However, we encourage fellowship after each service. We have space to spread out in the sanctuary and foyer. We will also have an outdoor tent in the summer, offering a comfortable space for visiting outside.

What about sanitization?

Cleaning volunteers work to disinfect high-touch areas between services: doors, restrooms, foyer and sanctuary. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the facility.

What about our coffee and tea time?

Sorry, but that will have to wait. At this point, no food or drinks.

What if we find out that somebody who worships with us is infected?

We assume that if a person is not feeling well that they will not come to the church building. However, because anyone who walks into a church could be an asymptomatic spreader, we will seek to set up a system to collect information for all participants, recording name, contact information and where each person is seated. We know that speed is of the essence when it comes to contact identification and tracing.

What about age-level Sunday School classes and Sunday’s children’s church?

Children's Church and Kinderchurch meet in-person during both services (8:45 AM & 10:45 AM). For the time being, Sunday school classes will meet virtually (through Zoom) 6:00 pm Sunday evenings. 

Will the nursery be open?

Presently, our nursery staff has been placed "on call" with hopes to be fully staffed in the near future. Parents with children are very welcome to join us in the sanctuary for our worship service. If a child becomes unruly, we encourage parents to utilize the foyer, quiet room and nursery as needed.