In light of last week's Open Texas update, the purpose of this note is to lay out corporate worship options we will be offering at 121, effective Wednesday, March 10th.
Services and Locations:
First, as we enter the second year of this pandemic season of ministry, we remain firmly committed to producing compelling online services. Well over half of our worship participants are joining us online from their living room, gym, and other venues, and we are so grateful for the opportunity to provide an online experience to worship and encounter God’s Word.
Second, for those desiring in-person worship with added elements of caution, we will have the following three options:
a. 8am: Our contemplative formatted service, with live teaching, limited music, and various reflective elements. This smaller-setting service features pre-set social-distance seating and a masks-required section. We meet in the 121Students worship space upstairs.
b. 9:15am: A live simulcast of our 9:15am service, meeting in the upstairs Flex Room. This service features pre-set social-distance seating, and a masks will be required at all times.
c. 11am: A live simulcast of our 11am service, meeting in the upstairs Flex Room. This service features pre-set social-distance seating and wearing a mask will be required at all times.
And finally, we are introducing personal choice on masking and open seating for attendees in our Worship Center and all other worship settings. This includes our Sunday morning services at 9:15am and 11am, our Spanish-language service at 5pm, our Sunday children's ministries, and our 121Students worship services on Wednesday evenings.
We will continue requiring all staff and volunteers to wear masks while serving, to preference the needs of our members and guests desiring that added level of precaution.
For attendees who exercise a personal choice to not wear a mask, we ask and expect that you will exhibit care and thoughtfulness toward those who arrive in masks. Please provide ample personal space, and mask up before approaching masked attenders for conversation.
Thank you to everyone who has been so gracious in walking this unique and most-difficult year of ministry with us here at 121. As we look ahead to this next phase of adjustments, and no-doubt additional phases to follow, know that we continue to pray for the kind of unity that reflects our bond of unity in Christ.