In-Person Worship September 20
September 20 @ 10:00am
this service will be held at Fr. Curtis' home in Littleton
101 North Skinny Ridge Road
about 15 mins from Littleton out past Moore Reservoir
As most of you know, we have a lot of yard and fields to spread out in. We will be celebrating Eucharist, so "bring your own bread" is what we will do as we did in July. I am also bringing our portable sound system because there has been some feedback that some folks are having a hard time hearing. It is also a little chilly and the grass will be wet with dew, so think about what shoes and jacket you might wear.
Take I93 north to exit 44 (Monroe/Waterford, VT). At the bottom of the exit ramp turn left on to route 135 and head south toward Monroe for about 3 miles. You will pass “The Pit Stop” gas station/convenience store on your right, and then a small cemetery on your left bounded by a white fence. Then the road takes a dip down a hill and then a long incline up with a sharp bend to the right (road sign indicates this). At that bend there is a road going off to the left, which is Skinny Ridge Road. We are about a tenth of a mile or so up on the left—the first driveway on the left. It is about 100 yards down to the house and you will see from the road.
Please park diagonally off the driveway going slightly up the little incline either side (diagonal will allow more cars). If you have mobility issues or are not good on unlevel ground, pull straight down by the garage and park facing the house (might get 3 cars in that way). If both sides of the driveway are used up, look for the access to the field near the bottom of the drive and follow the pattern and path indicated. Click here for a printable version of the driving directions and parking guide.
Things to remember:
Please wear your mask coming, during, and going and, if for any other reason, you will be within 10 feet of someone not in your family/”pod”. Masks will be available if you forget yours.
There will be no singing since singing is proven to spread droplets a farther distance.
Please bring your own lawn chair.
A sun hat or umbrella, sunscreen, bug spray, and/or water bottle might be something to consider.
Bulletins will be on a table to help yourself, as well as the offering plate (it will not be passed).
There will be Holy Communion at this service. We ask that you to bring your own bread or cracker (BYOB!) If you forget, there will be small glass containers with screw off lids with a traditional ‘host’ inside that you can pick up at a table as you arrive. These will be prepared while masked and gloved, and you will return the empty containers for sterilization and re-use. (We’re trying to avoid disposable plastic bags to care for the environment!) The purpose for this process is because each person/household will hold up their bread at the prayer of consecration for it to be blessed. This avoids others touching your bread and people moving to an altar where physical distancing might be compromised. A chalice of wine will be consecrated, but only one person will partake of this on behalf of all; and, again, the Church has always taught that Communion of either the bread or wine is still considered having fully participated in Communion.
If you feel that you cannot follow these conditions for worship, then it is just not time for you to return.