Dear church family:
When the provincial government announced that New Brunswick is in the yellow phase of recovery, St. Luke’s doors were reopended for public worship on June 14, 2020, after a three-month lockdown.
Permission has been granted for public gatherings of unlimited number, as long as physical distancing can be maintained, effective August 24, 2020. Each Sunday at 10:30 am we alternate between Morning Prayer and Holy Eucharist at St. Luke’s. Masks are mandatory in all indoor public gatherings, effective Oct. 9, 2020. Small children and adults with health issues are exempt. Read more here.
As required by the government, and under the direction of the Diocese of Fredericton, an Operational Plan for worship at St. Luke’s during the yellow phase, has been prepared and a copy kept on site at St. Luke’s.
During the Covid-19 lockdown, Sounds of Hope ring out, as the bells are rung at St. Luke's and Christ Church each Sunday at 12 noon for 10 minutes. Bishop David Edwards has asked churches across our diocese to ring their bells each Sunday while we remain under lock down, joining with our Ministerial, as area churches have been ringing bells, playing chimes or blowing shofars or horns, as sounds of hope echo throughout our communities during this Covid-19 crisis.
This lock down will stop us from worshiping God! Even when our doors are closed, the church is still here loving our neighbors and serving and worshipping Almighty God!
Photos by SN & AH. Except, photos of Christ Church by R & A Wetmore.