The Omicron and Delta variants of COVID are surging all across the US, and Philadelphia is no exception.
The CDC has updated its guidelines to recommend that people should wear masks indoors, and continue with social distancing and hands sanitation regardless of whether people are vaccinated or not, as vaccination breakthroughs are happening. The state, city, and Diocese are asking us to follow the CDC guidelines. Let us not do it grudgingly but do it with love, as following these guidelines may show our love for each other and our neighbor.
We continue to share peace with each other by waving at each other,
or by showing peace signs or Namaste. Singing is allowed with masks on. The only time we are allowed to lower the mask during the service is to ingest the bread at the Communion.
1 Samuel 2:18-20,26
Collect: Almighty God, you have poured upon us the new light of your incarnate Word: Grant that this light, enkindled in our hearts, may shine forth in our lives; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Celebrant: The Very Rev. Gordon Reid, Dean of Southwark Deanery, Presider and Preacher.