May 14, 2021
Dear Christ Church Parishioners,
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Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. ~ Philippians 4:4
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So said St. Paul to the Philippians. Thanks be to God (and science)!
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The CDC has announced new guidelines related to the pandemic. Starting immediately, those who have been fully vaccinated do not need to wear masks in most venues, including church! Additionally, those who have been fully vaccinated no longer need to keep social distance.
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Those who have elected NOT to be vaccinated are kindly requested to continue to keep social distance and wear masks inside all of the buildings of Christ Church until CDC declares that we have reached so-called herd immunity. Obviously, we don’t have the ability or the desire the be the vaccine police. We will move forward according to the honor system.
Please be advised that until the vaccines are readily available for children under age 12, masks are still required for all children age 2+ when indoors at Christ Church. This includes the nursery and children’s formation. At this time, masks are also required for all volunteers and staff when in classrooms with children, whether or not the volunteers are vaccinated.
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And so let us finish where we started with Paul…
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Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. 
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~ Philippians 4:5-7
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Every blessing,
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Fr. Tom+
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