We are opening for services Sunday June 28th.
Please be aware that by attending services at St. Elisabeth’s there is a possibility of disease transmission. Higher risk persons, such as those with asthma, people who are immunocompromised, older adults, and people with liver disease, are encouraged to remain sheltered and attend services remotely.
St. Elisabeth’s is making every effort to keep our family as safe as possible during this Covid 19 pandemic. The following are some of the changes and procedures that we will be following as outlined by the CDC, the State of New Jersey and the Episcopal Diocese of New Jersey.
Due to a limited amount of seating because of social distancing guidelines we will be having 2 services at 8:00 am and 10:00 am. Reservations will be taken on a first come first serve basis for both services. At the time that you make a reservation contact tracing information will be gathered from everyone. Reservations for Sunday June 28th must be made by calling Dennis Bellars at 732-793-2865.
Some procedures and what to expect on Sunday morning…
If you are feeling ill in any way you are urged to stay home. No congregating in the parking lot before or after services. All individuals over the age of 2 will wear masks. Temperatures will be taken before entering the Chapel. Anyone registering over 100 degrees will be asked to leave. Gloves will be available. Maintain 6ft distancing. Seating will be assigned at time of making reservation. Enter through the main door or the “lift”. Hand sanitizer will be at the entrances, exits, in the pews and at the communion rail. Receptacles for your offering will be at the entrance and exits points. Currently there will be music but no singing during the service. Exchange the Peace with a wave, bow or by other gesture. Communion will be bread only at this time. Follow the ushers direction when receiving. Communion will signify the end of the service. Exit the “lift” door immediately after receiving communion. The Chapel will be disinfected between services.
Please don’t be frightened by all of these rules and regulations. They are done out of love, The Chapel’s top priority is to keep everyone in our family safe and healthy. As regulations that have been mandated upon us, change so will our procedures. We hope to see you soon and worship together again.
In the summer of 1885, Mrs. Elizabeth Nelson Warren along with her daughter, Cornelia, built a plain chapel on the ocean front of Ortley Beach. It was a lovely site, sitting close to the ocean with its marvelous views and the sound of crashing waves. Volunteer labor, including local shipbuilders, constructed the building representing a modification of then popular seashore cottage style with.. Continue here
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