What to Expect for In-person Worship

All Saints Reopening, Update November 30, 2021

Important News:

Montgomery County lifted the indoor mask mandate on October 28 2021, as the community level of COVID-19 infection had declined to the “moderate” level. Urging caution, the County has said that business and other organizations may choose to keep their own mandates; masks are still required in public schools, public transportation, and some government offices.

For the present time - and after significant thought, prayer, and consultation - All Saints continues to require masks indoors, except when actively eating or drinking, for the following reasons:

  1. Love and compassion for our neighbor compels us to seek the health and safety of all – especially those among us who are elderly, immunocompromised, and too young or otherwise unable to be vaccinated;
  2. This is in keeping with the advice of many health experts regarding best practices in congregant settings; and
  3. Congregational singing began on November 28 and our early Rite I (7:45 a.m.) service resumes on December 5.
In order to promote health and safety for all:
  • If you have any symptoms of illness or have a known exposure to COVID-19 in the past two weeks, please stay home. We commend to you our online offerings!
  • All entrances are now available for use. Newcomers are encouraged to use the Main (Western Avenue) Entrance. Those with limited mobility may be dropped off on Western Avenue, close to the main entrance, or may park in the parking lot and use the elevator from the Oliver Street entrance, next to the playground.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon arrival at the stations provided.
Other important items to keep in mind:
  • Church restrooms are available for use.
  • Holy Communion in one-kind (wafer only) will be offered.
  • Donations may be mailed, given online, or dropped in the box in the rear of the Nave.

Church office/reception hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

All Saints Church has consulted a variety of sources and is following best practices as suggested by the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, the State of Maryland, Montgomery County, and the CDC. Thank you for your help as we strive to re-gather safely.

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