Updated: May 28, 2021
Redeemer Lutheran Church has made changes to our COVID-19 guidelines and procedures based on recent changes to the Federal and Maine CDC recommendations. Maine has one of the highest COVID vaccination rates in the country, but there is still some risk of contracting COVID in public settings. We encourage all eligible individuals to consider vaccination to protect themselves and those around them. If you need help finding a vaccination site, please CLICK HERE.
Redeemer Lutheran Church - General Health Policy
- We want all people to be and feel safe in joyful worship with us.
- Redeemer will work to be in compliance with local Laws, regulations, ordinances, as long as the local laws do not contradict Christian sensibilities (Common knowledge citations: Romans 13, Titus 3, 1 Peter 2)
- Redeemer will work to be conscious of our fellow Christian's personal sensibilities, so that as Christians we do not put obstacles in the way of others coming to worship (2 Corinthians 6, et al)
- The future holds unknowable concerns not only for mutations of Covid19, but also for cold-and-flu seasons, and other diseases.
- For COVID-19, vaccines are now generally available for those 12 and over. We recognize some are not receiving vaccinations for many reasons. We encourage all to work with their Primary Care Physician to sort out what is best for them and their families. If you have ethical concerns, please reach out to the Pastor or a Deacon.
- As a loving, Christian Community we ask everyone to exercise personal conscience in taking care of not only their own health, but also those around them who may be vulnerable.
- If you feel sick, stay home. Contact a Deacon or the Pastor to let us know how we might help.
- If you have special health concerns that you think we might accommodate -- tell a Deacon or the Pastor.
- If you see something you think we can improve or should consider, please contact your Council President or Vice President so that we might address the issue.
- Hand sanitizer will be readily available at all service locations.
- Those who wish to wear face masks may still do so, but this is no longer required indoors or outdoors.
- Capacity limitations and physical spacing have been discontinued.
- We will continue to offer virtual service options.
- Redeemer may offer special in person services for high-risk individuals as needed.