Sunday School on Zoom | Sunday Worship 10:30 a.m. | Sunday Youth 1:00pm

“The purpose of the members of Clairmont Presbyterian Church is to know Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior

and make Him known to others through faithful worship, study, fellowship, stewardship and service.”

“Love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor.” – Romans 12:10

 

“…resolve never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another.” - Romans 14:13


 

Dear Friends:

 

We are SO excited to return to our sanctuary for worship on Pentecost Sunday, May 23, 2021. We pray you will make plans to join us at 10:30 am as we worship our Lord together, celebrate the coming of the Holy Spirit and birth of the Church, AND celebrate our being back together in person again - praise the Lord!

 

What to Expect on May 23rd: Many have asked what to expect that morning, what safety protocols we will have in place, etc. Let me begin by thanking our amazing team of leaders that has been working hard to ensure the comfort and safety of all. We know that we have some that are at higher risk of contracting a virus than others. We also know that we have a range of comfort levels and personal preferences when it comes to COVID protocols. We want to make sure all of our guests and members feel as comfortable as possible gathering in person together – so that as many as possible can and will gather. Two Scriptures that have guided our team’s conversations and preparations are the verses cited above: “Love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor” (Romans 12:10) and “…resolve never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of another” (Romans 14:13). With these biblical commands in mind, we thank you in advance for honoring one another through our congregation’s COVID protocols.

 

Hybrid Worship: BOTH In-Person AND Virtual Worship: In that same spirit of honoring the safety and comfort of all, we recognize that not everyone can gather or is comfortable gathering in person yet. We also are grateful that through the gift of technology God has allowed us to reach people across the nation through our streamed worship services. For both reasons, we will continue to live stream worship for the foreseeable future. Thanks to enhanced technology and our outstanding tech team, we pray both worship experiences will be a meaningful time as TOGETHER - whether in person or virtual - we worship our Lord.

 

Below is important information about what to expect for in-person worship on May 23rd and the coming weeks, as well as what protocols we ask that we practice together:

  • Masks: Masks (covering both the nose and mouth) are required at all times while inside the building on Sundays. If you forget a mask, an usher will provide you with one. We ask also that you maintain at least six feet of social distancing while in the building.

  • Where to Enter the Sanctuary: When you arrive, you will be directed to enter the sanctuary through two doors: either the center double doors at the main exterior entrance (corner of Clairmont and Druids Hills) or the interior door near the stairwell by the office entrance. Ushers will greet you, take your temperature, make sure we have your name and current email address (see more below), and ask you to use hand sanitizer. 

  • Bulletins: We will not be distributing printed bulletins. As we have been doing the past few months, on Saturday we will send an email with the order of worship. If you would like to be able to look at the bulletin during worship, we encourage you to download it on your tablet or phone and bring your device with you or print a copy at home and bring it with you. Note that the words.to the liturgy and songs will be displayed on the walls, so you do not need to bring a bulletin (digital or hard copy) unless you wish to do so.

  • Seating: After you check in, please find an usher in the center aisle of the sanctuary. She or he will help direct you to a seat. To assist with social distancing, we will have pews roped off, and ushers will seat people on every other pew on opposite ends of the pew.

  • Worship Leaders: As singers and preachers project more than we do in normal conversation, we will have the first four pews roped off to allow the recommended extra distance for musicians and preachers. For the same reason, it has also been recommended that I preach from the pulpit, rather than the platform.

  • Music and Worship Participation: As there is still some concern about choir and congregational singing, for now the choir will not be singing, nor will we have congregational singing. We ask that you not join in singing during the musical portions of worship. Instead, we encourage you prayerfully to reflect on the lyrics while our psalmists and worship band sing. We are working on other ways to allow worshippers to participate in worship. One way we will involve the congregation on May 23rd is through our High School Senior Recognition. We are excited to celebrate and pray for our graduating seniors as part of worship.

  • Bathrooms: Thanks to our Buildings and Grounds Team, all bathrooms have contactless sinks and contactless paper towel dispensers.

  • Departing: When we are sent out after worship, we ask that you continue to wear your mask until you are outside. Please also maintain social distancing as you leave the building and campus.

  • What to Do If You Test Positive for COVID-19 After Worship: The reason we are confirming each worshipper’s name and email address is for the purpose of contact tracing. If you contract COVID-19 within 7-10 days after worship, please contact me (678-628-4880, nicole@clairmontpres.org) so that we might inform other worshippers and encourage them to take any follow-up steps they deem necessary. Rest assured your confidentiality will be honored. If you inform me that you have COVID, I will not share your name. We will simply email other worshippers present that morning and let them know that another worshipper was later diagnosed with the virus.

 

Again, in an effort to honor each person and his or her health and comfort, these are the safety protocols we ask everyone to practice right now. As we continue to move out of the pandemic and as CDC recommendations allow, we will modify these protocols accordingly and will keep our congregation updated.

 

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I look forward to a joyful Pentecost celebration with you!

 

In Christ,

 

The Rev. Dr. Nicole Lock

Interim Senior Pastor

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Please join us for Two Services Worship this Sunday, May 16, 2021

 

  • 8:30 am: Worship via Facebook Live

  • 10:30 am: Outdoor Worship on Azalea Village Lawn

(Bring Chairs/blanket - Please bring masks)

 

"Toward a New Heaven and New Earth"

Revelation 21:1-5

Jeremy Zach

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***WE WILL NOT HAVE BIBLE STUDY THIS WEDNESDAY**

Registration For New Families 2021
Pre-schoool/Kindergarten

 

Registration has begun! We have classes for children starting with Toddlers (age one year on or before September 1, 2021) through 5 year old kindergarten.  Email your registration form (Preschool link at top of page) to barbara@clairimontpres.org. Watch videos of each class on our website.  www.clairmontpres.org.

 

Please contact Barbara Powers, Director, if you have specific questions about our program. (404) 634-3355 or (404) 634-4212.

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Pastor Nominating Committee Updates:

Members only will be receiving emails regarding the search for a new senior pastor.  If you have questions, please email pastornominating@clairmontpres.org.

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Clairmont Presbyterian Church

1994 Clairmont Road

(at the intersection of N. Druid Hills and Clairmont)
Decatur, GA  |  30033
404-634-3355

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