In-person worship with All Saints in Big Sky is temporarily suspended. Please join us for worship on our YouTube Channel.
Dec 12, 2020 Joint Council Update:
Dear All Saints Members and Friends,
During the third week of November, the Montana Episcopal Bishop suspended all Episcopal in-person services in Montana for two weeks based on large increases in Montana COVID cases and hospitalizations; this suspension involved worship services on November 22 and November 29. Going forward, the Bishop’s plan is to consider resuming in-person services for some congregations that are in counties with low COVID case and hospitalization rates. The Joint Council, Pr. Miriam and Pr. Valerie have been discussing our All Saints situation in this regard and have concluded that we need to take a position that is longer term than week-to-week. This past week, the Joint Council decided, with a unanimous on-line vote, that All Saints will not esume in-person services in December and will re-evaluate the COVID situation in early January.
This decision was based on Montana and Gallatin County COVID data but augmented with the local knowledge that our Big Sky winter visitor season is just beginning which will result in added COVID exposure and cases locally. In keeping with our “How We are Loving our Neighbors at All Saints” protocols for worship during this pandemic, it is apparent that we cannot safely conduct live indoor services during this Advent and Christmas season. Instead, Sunday services will be provided on YouTube (live and recorded for future access) and other Advent offerings will be provided using Zoom.
We are all saddened that this third wave of the virus has descended upon us. But, remembering that Advent is a journey toward the horizon of hope, we can be hopeful (and grateful) that medical science has produced new vaccines and medications that are predicted to end this pandemic and let us return to a new normal life.
Hope, Love, Peace and Joy this Advent season,
Pat Miller – All Saints Joint Council President
Welcome to All Saints in Big Sky
Whether you are a vacationer, a part-time resident, a seasonal worker, or a full-time community member of Big Sky, you are welcome here. Whether you are old or young, single or partnered, married or widowed, alone or with family, retired or working, sure of your faith or still figuring it out, you are welcome here.
At All Saints in Big Sky, you will discover a unique faith community of Episcopalians, Lutherans, persons with a variety of other church backgrounds, and those who are trying out church for the first time.
At our center is God, abounding in mercy and love, made known to us in Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
How We are Loving Our Neighbor at All Saints: Protocols for Worship during a Pandemic
- Sick and vulnerable people are encouraged to remain at home.
- All Saints Worship will take place at 10 AM at this time.
- Masks will be worn: Please bring one from home. Limited supplies will be available.
- Ushers will direct worshippers to where they can sit. Worshippers are encouraged to maintain social distancing during and after worship.
- Bulletins will include everything necessary for participation in worship. Hymnals will not be used at this time.
- Offering plate/basket will be available in Chapel entryway or in our outdoor worship space.
- The “Peace” will be shared verbally or with a bow/wave/sign of peace.
- There will be no Eucharist celebration at this time.
- Music will be primarily instrumental, with occasional vocal soloists or duets.
We will also be asking all attendees at worship during this time of COVID-19 transmission, to leave contact information at each worship service they attend for the purposes of potential contact tracing.
Online giving is now available for All Saints in Big Sky!
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