COVID-19 Update from Bishop Sumner
By The Rev. Canon Michael Gilton | December 28, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ,
I am writing with the unfortunate news that, in response to high COVID infection rates in north Texas and consequent strain on the health systems, effective with the first Sunday after Christmas, Bishop Sumner directs that all parishes in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas may only have a maximum of 20 persons for in-person worship, including clergy, musicians, servers, and technology-ministers.
For our church, this means we return to virtual-only worship as of January 2nd. It is simply infeasible to limit in-person attendance to a dozen or so worshippers. This decision grieves me, personally.
We are actively working to respond to the immediate ramifications of this charge, including developing options for baptisms, which were planned for the 9th and 10th.
I remain in contact with the Bishop, and I will let you know of any changes as soon as I hear them. For the time being, I ask your prayers for our Bishop, against the spread of COVID, for the protection of all medical personnel in North Texas, and for the protection of all in our parish, especially the most vulnerable.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or Fr. Clayton.
Faithfully yours in Christ,