Worship Reopening Guide (Spring 2021)
- Eudora UMC Color code for church will be set each Thursday and governed by the color status of Lawrence-Douglas County Health Education Response website at https://ldchealth.org/457/Smart-and-Safe-School-Reopening. This color coding will be sent out on Friday through the various communication tools now in place for EUMC.
Code Green: Indoor worship will allow about 60 attendees which includes the pastor, praise band and support staff. Radio transmission will be available for those who wish or need to worship from their vehicle.
Code Yellow: Indoor worship will allow around 40-45 people which includes the pastor, praise band and support staff. Radio transmission will be available for those who wish or need to worship from their vehicle
Code Orange: No worship attendees will be allowed indoors. Pastor and praise band will conduct worship from the sanctuary and it will be available by livestream. Radio transmission will be available for those who wish to worship from their vehicle.
Code Red: There will be no indoor worship. Service will be virtual or pre-recorded. No radio transmission.
Rules for in the building worship:
● No congregational singing. (This will be re-evaluated over time)
● Communion will still be offered with a "to-go" communion cup.
● No passing of the offering plate. (An offering plate will be available as you enter or exit the sanctuary, electronically on our website, or your offering may be mailed directly to the church)- We appreciate your continued support of the Mission & Ministry of EUMC.
● We are currently refraining from indoor fellowship time. We look forward to alternative outdoor fellowship opportunities as we move into the warmer months ahead.
Guidelines for Drive-in 9:00 am Worship:
As you drive into the church parking lot, please check in with the greeter standing on the porch.
In addition to taking note of attendance, Greeters will have the following items: extra masks, a few worship bulletins, pre-packaged communion supplies (on Communion Sunday), a notebook to write down any joys or concerns, and a collection box (to collect any offering).
An Usher will direct you to your seat.
Please maintain 6' distance.
If exiting your vehicle, please wear a mask.
● Radio transmission of service is available by tuning the radio in your vehicle to 88.7 FM.
Stay at home request: Please stay home if you or a member of your household are experiencing or have been experiencing the following symptoms such as cough, fever of 100.4 or higher, sore throat, shortness of breath or other illness within the past 14 days, have been exposed to or are residing with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, traveled out of the country or to “hot spots,” or you are at a higher risk for severe illness.
(detailed guidelines available upon request).
Season of Easter Sermon Series: "Dare to Dance"
As Easter people, we are called to dance our dances of freedom for all the world to see--even and perhaps especially in times of great difficulty. Dances of hope. Dances of justice. Dances of love. During this season, post-resurrection stories point to the joy of living in the beloved community and extending that fellowship through our witness as we dare to dance again!
April 25: 4th Sunday of Easter: "By This We Will Know: The Dance of Love" (John 10:11-18 & 1 John 3:16-24)
How do we know the rhythm and dance of our lives is faithful? How can we listen to the music that draws us together, "falling in rhythm" with neighbor in order to build up the whole?
May 2: 5th Sunday of Easter: "From You Comes My Praise: Guide My Steps" (Acts 8:26-40 & John 15:1-8)
How has the testimony of the people in our lives and through the generations guided our steps into dances of praise at the good news that we are loved and blessed? What transformation is possible as we abide with God, the vine from which we find our sustenance?
May 9: 6th Sunday of Easter: "Who can Withhold? Break Forth!" (Psalm 98 & Acts 10:44-48)
The Psalm for this Sunday describes everything in creation offering joyful noises to God. Our joy is complete because the joy of Christ resides within us. We cannot help but break forth. Where do we see the Spirit at work? And who can withhold the living water and our living praise? No one!
May 16: Ascension Sunday: "Gone Up with a Shout: Clap Your Hands" (Psalm 47 & Luke 24:44-53)
As Jesus prepares to leave the disciples, he opens their minds and blesses them. The result after he ascends is their return to Jerusalem with great joy and a desire for "continually" worshiping and blessing God in the temple. As we wait for the Spirit with hope, we celebrate with abandon because we have no other ruler than the One who reigns with love and justice.
May 23: Pentecost Sunday: "Spirit Poured Out: Dare to Dance Again" (Ezekiel 37:1-14 & Acts 2:1-21)
Ezekiel has a vision of a valley full of bones receiving life, breath, sinew and flesh after encountering the world of God. When they arise, they receive Spirit and they dance! As Easter people, we celebrate the Spirit that continues to give life and breath to our dry bones. We dare to dance in the face of fear, in the face of cynicism, in the face of despair. We dare to dance "as long as we live" for we, like the early Christians, are the recipients of the Spirit of God which intercedes even when we think we can't make it to the dance floor. In hope we are saved!
Eudora United Methodist Church is a growing congregation with a wonderful mix of newer attending younger singles/families and older adults that have been part of the church's rich history. We're a mission and service-oriented church that is constantly striving to grow in understanding God's love for us and in our response of sharing that love with others. We experience and share the presence of God's spirit in an intentionally blended music worship on Sunday mornings and in a variety of Spiritual Formation opportunities for all ages. Various Fellowship Groups also bring the congregation together for fun activities that meet through the year.
Looking for a new church home in which to grow and share? Come visit and discover your place here!