COVID-19: Another update

This post was written on June 6th, 2021.

Good afternoon Grafites!

TL/DR: In accordance with Minneapolis dropping their mask mandate this week, the LT proposes that masks are optional during Sunday Services, encouraged for those who are not yet fully vaccinated, and still welcomed on anyone who feels more comfortable worshiping Jesus with other people wearing a mask.

We have done our best to submit to the governmental authorities during this last year, not because they have ultimate power and should be worshiped, but because we know the One who holds all the authority, all the power, and should definitely be worshiped; it is out of our worship of God that that we submit.

This week the City of Minneapolis dropped its mandate requiring masks indoors. This has come after the State of Minnesota did the same in previous weeks, allowing cities and individual businesses to continue encouraging mask usage on their own. In reaction to this here is a proposal for how we worship God on Sundays: In accordance with Minneapolis dropping their mask mandate this week, the LT proposes that masks are optional during Sunday Services, encouraged for those who are not yet fully vaccinated, and still welcomed on anyone who feels more comfortable worshiping Jesus with other people wearing a mask.

As with all proposals that come from leadership at Grafted, we the church have the chance to accept it, reject it, or amend it after further discussion. Disagreeing with leadership can sound intimidating for those of us that grew up holding those in church leadership on a different level, but you know me, you know Pat, you know Amy Lee, and you know Jacob. We all welcome correction if we have started walking down the wrong path. We need each other in this.

I look forward to seeing so many more lovely faces on Sunday!

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