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Holy Communion and COVID-19

A pastoral letter from Bishop James Gonia

Reflections and Recommendations on Holy Communion during COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020

Beloved in Christ,

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic there has been conversation across our church and in our synod about how congregations and communities of faith would address the practice of Holy Communion when in-person gatherings were no longer safe. We have reached that point. At this time, no one knows how long the recommendation to remain apart will last; my advice to pastors and deacons has been to prepare for the long haul, knowing that we can adjust quickly if the “all clear” sign is given earlier than anticipated…

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