All phone messages left at the church will be picked up on Wednesday or Thursday during the 9am to 11am business hours. If you need immediate pastoral care, please call one of the pastors. To contact Joanne send an email to office@rochesteroslc.org. Emails are checked daily Monday-Friday. Thank you.

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“Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, to the glory of God.”  Romans 15:7

We welcome new visitors and old friends, Christians from every tradition, and people new to faith. To those who have no church home, want to follow Christ, have doubts, do not believe, you are welcome here. Regardless of age, color, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, socioeconomic status, marital status, abilities or challenges, join us, you are welcome here. You are welcome to worship, to celebrate and sorrow, to rejoice and recover. This is a place where lives are made new. 

Join us for worship at 9am on Sunday mornings.
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or
Outdoor Worship weather permitting
9:00am OSLC Parking Lot
More information regarding outdoor worship is below.
 
 
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OUTDOOR WORSHIP SERVICES
 
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We will be having a hymn sing the last Sunday of every month in the summer. 
 
 
An Update from the COVID Taskforce
 

The Covid-task has taken many things under consideration; the lower infection rates, the new guidelines from the CDC, and the vaccination rates. We have decided to enter a new phase in our re-engagement plan. The entire plan is below. Here are the highlights: 

 

1- Starting Sunday at outdoor worship services Masks are recommended for people who have had the Covid-19 vaccination. Masks are required for all who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccination. When wearing masks they shall be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times (unless eating and drinking for Communion).

2- Starting June 27th Phase III will begin which will mean:  If inclement weather we may worship inside the building. With Masks worn by all.  

 Move into Phase III on June 27th.  

Why this date: 

—By Mid June the group of 12 and older will start to reach full immunity from their second dose.  

–We are looking into our HVAC system and possible portable units. 

–We will need to set up the sanctuary in its largest setting with chair groupings. 

Phase III

 The rates need to be achieved for 14 consecutive days prior to moving to this Phase. If cases rise, we will revert to Phase II. We will wait 21 days before moving to Phase IV (assuming the benchmarks for Phase IV have been met).

  • The church building is more accessible, but not yet fully opened.

Office hours for Office Administrator

* Summer:

  • Wednesday and Thursday 9-3

*School Year:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9-3

 

*Regular small groups of people may begin to meet, per review and approval by the Taskforce.

  • All must maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
  • Masks shall be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times.
  • Participants shall follow all other posted guidelines and cleaning requirements (cleaning supplies will be provided). 
  • Each person must apply hand sanitizer upon entering the Fellowship Hall
  •  Wipe down all surfaces before and after use.
  •  The group leader shall sign an agreement, stating that their group will follow the requirements.
  •  Bathrooms are available.
  • Playing wind instruments is not permitted.

 

o  Music Lessons (Keyboard and string)

  • The lesson space is the choir room.
  •  Parents may be in the lesson space or shall wait outside the building.
  • All must maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet, as much as possible. 
  •  Masks shall be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times.
  • Follow all other posted guidelines and cleaning requirements (cleaning supplies will be provided). 
  •  Each person must apply hand sanitizer upon entering the lesson space.
  •  Wipe down all surfaces before and after use.
  • Use the plastic chairs provided, if chairs are needed
  •  Lessons must be spaced 30 minutes apart, unless the students are from the same household.

 

o  Outdoor gatherings

Outdoor gatherings and meetings are permitted.

  • All must maintain physical distancing of at least 6 feet.
  •  Masks are recommended for people who have had the Covid-19 vaccination. Masks are required for all who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccination. Masks shall be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times.

 

  • Worship:
  • We are primarily worshiping online and outdoors (weather permitting).
  • Masks are recommended for people who have had the Covid-19 vaccination. Masks are required for all who have not yet received the COVID-19 vaccination. When wearing masks they shall be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times (unless eating and drinking for Communion).
  • Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet between households.
  • Congregational speaking, praying, and singing is permitted, as long as proper mask usage and physical distancing is maintained.

 

We are capable of moving to indoor worship if needed due to weather, opening up the Fellowship Hall to the Sanctuary.

  • Masks shall be worn properly, covering the nose and mouth, at all times (unless eating and drinking for Communion). Masks are required for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals during indoor services
  • Maintain physical distance of at least 6 feet between households.
  • Proper cleaning requirements, such as wiping down all surfaces before and after use, will be established.
 
– The OSLC COVID Taskforce
 
 

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