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Update: May 21, 2:30pm

Rector's Statement on Optional Reopening of Churches

As Christians, we are called to care for all people, respecting the dignity of every human being (Book of Common Prayer, 305). To care for the sick, poor, strangers, all of God's people (Matthew 25:34-46). The Episcopal Church encourages everyone to follow the guidelines set forth by the CDC (Center for Disease Control). These measures are to assure that we, as a community of faith gathered, do no harm to those in our midst. We have engaged the facts and current understanding, not hype and misinformation, to encourage parishioners to stay connected in fellowship. We ask your understanding that connecting via email, text and phone instead of in-person in our house of worship, is done out of an abundance of love for each other.

By now, you may or may not have seen or heard that the Episcopal Diocese of Oklahoma has released guidelines for the optional reopening of churches on Sunday, June 14, 2020. I have read the guidelines and, in consultation with the senior and junior warden, have d