Here is a list of some of the frequently asked questions when planning a visit to Our Saviour's Church for the first time.
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Q: I am concerned about trying new churches during the pandemic because I want to make sure they are following CDC, State, and Local guidelines before I attend. What is Our Saviour’s doing to prioritize attendee safety?
The safety of those attending our worship services is our number one priority. A full list of guidelines and expectations for attendees can be found here. These guidelines include wearing a facemask at all times, social distancing, cleaning procedures, and no communal singing or prayers at gatherings.
Our Saviour’s also understands each person’s circumstances and comfort levels are different. That is why we offer a wide array of worship options to meet your needs including Online Worship, Walk-up Communion, Outdoor Worship, and Indoor Worship.
Q: What happens during Walk-Up Communion?
No registration is required for Walk-Up Communion. You can just show up anytime on Sundays between 9:00-10:30 am at the Our Saviour’s Campus (815 S. Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540). When you arrive, there will be a socially distanced line of people waiting outside to receive communion and prayers with one of the Pastors. Every attendee is required to wear a mask and observe social distancing protocols. The entire Walk-Up Communion takes place outdoors and Pastors will be wearing masks as well. Once it is your turn in line you will have a chance to meet with one of the Pastor, pray together, and receive communion. Communion is provided in sealed packages. This is a great informal way to check out the congregation.
Q: What happens during Outdoor Worship?
Registration is required to limit the number of attendees to prioritize attendee safety. It is simple to register online here and of course is free. We encourage you to bring your own lawn chairs and when you arrive volunteers will direct you to a socially distanced spot. Masks are required for all attendees and Pastors. Communion is provided in sealed packages. To checks out the times and locations of Outdoor Worship Services click here.
Q: What happens during Indoor Worship?
Registration is required to limit the number of attendees to prioritize attendee safety. It is simple to register online here and of course is free. At the Our Saviour's Campus every other pew will be skipped to assist with social distancing and only one family will be seated in each pew. At the Celebration Campus, families will sit in pods in the gym that are 20ft apart. Masks are required for all attendees and Pastors. Communion is provided in sealed packages. To checks out the times and locations of Indoor Worship Services click here.
Q: Can my children sit with me or do they go to a separate service?
Because of the pandemic we are not offering in-person Sunday School or childcare during the services. Your children are welcome and invited to attend with your family at any of the Worship Service types we offer. We understand that kids need to be able to wiggle and be kids during Worship. As long as they stay in your socially distanced area that is definitely okay!
Q: How to dress?
Be comfortable and be you! Some people come from families and traditions where they wear their Sunday Best and some people choose to wear Weekend Casual. We have people and families that come from all different approaches, and that's okay!
Q: How long is a typical worship service?
During the pandemic we are limiting each worship service to 30 minutes to reduce exposure as a safety precaution.
Q: How can I get involved during this pandemic?
If you're interested in connecting with a small group or deepening your faith with a study, We also have opportunities for youth and families, please contact Pastor Emily. Pastor Brian continues with work with our local and global missions and there are different opportunities to share God's love, even from home. If you're interested in connecting with a mission or learning more, please feel free to send Pastor Brian an email and share how you'd like to connect. It's also possible that you want to share the gift of music, please email Terry Thompson or Chris Brown. If you're looking for another staff member, check out the "Meet Our Staff" page to connect to different leaders. Our website is full of opportunities to get involved and we also encourage you to follow our Facebook and Instagram pages to get updates on what is going on in the congregation.