Bishop Scott Mayer has issued new requirements related to Covid 19.
FROM THE RIGHT REV. J. SCOTT MAYER
Episcopalians of North Central Texas
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Greetings in the name of our loving, liberating, life-giving God –
Texas and national public health officials are clear that the spread of the Covid 19 virus has been slowed as more people have gotten vaccinated, masks have been worn consistently, and people have stayed safely physically distanced.
There has been progress. There is real hope. The supply of vaccines is being drastically increased, with enough to vaccinate every adult in the United States by May.
With this in mind, and with love of neighbor as my guide, I am increasing our disciplined response to this virus.
I am requiring, not urging, that masks be worn, and worn properly, at all worship services and at all meetings and events held on Episcopal Church property. All safety procedures must be observed — safe distancing from one another, washing of hands, wearing of masks.
This is how we will model responsibility during this very serious moment. It is going to take all of us to slow the spread of this virus – which will save lives.
Almighty and everlasting God, from whom comes every
good and perfect gift: Send down upon our bishop, and
other clergy, and upon the congregations committed to their
charge, the healthful Spirit of your grace: and, that they may
truly please you, pour upon them the continual dew of your
blessing. Grant this, O Lord, for the honor of our Advocate
and Mediator, Jesus Christ. Amen. (p. 817 BCP)
Yours in Christ,