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In-Person Sunday Services

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Note – Please make a reservation before joining us our in-person worship services.

Hit the “Reserve a Spot” button to reserve a seat.

Everyone is finding it hard to attend gatherings lately. We’re all trying to balance our need for human relationship with our need for safety and security during the pandemic. That can be especially difficult when we’re trying to maintain a strong relationship to God. That’s why Good Shepherd, Barrhaven has made our Sunday in-person worship services accessible to everyone while still implementing rigorous safety standards. We’ve listed details below. However, we’ve also made a video which walks you through the Sunday morning experience. Watch it at this link on our YouTube channel.

First, please don’t attend if you are feeling ill. We’re holding online services every Sunday. This lets everyone participate even if they can’t join us physically. Find out more by visiting our online services page.

Second, please reserve a spot before joining us. This helps us prevent over-crowding. Just hit the “reserve a spot” button above to save a space.

Third, please bring a mask with you when you come. You’ll be asked to wear it throughout the service.

Once you arrive, sign our attendance sheet, and take a seat. If you’re alone, sit in a single chair. If you’re coming with other members of your household, please sit with them in a group. We’ve arranged the chairs at a safe distance from each other.

We’ll conduct the service using our usual Anglican and Lutheran liturgy. Unfortunately, health precautions won’t allow us to sing during the service. The service goes as usual until we get to communion. Then, our priest will direct people to come forward to receive wafers (but no wine). Come forward by following the directional markings on the floor, and then return to your seat before the next group comes up.

Once the service is over, you’ll be dismissed and asked to leave at a safe distance from other worshipers. Sadly, we cannot offer our usual coffee hour after the service.

Finally, we cannot offer children or youth ministry in-person. However, children are welcome to attend church with their parents. Please bring any books or colouring sheets they will need. Online children’s ministry is available on the 4th Sunday of each month via zoom. Check out our children’s ministry page for more info.

In-person Worship Services