Updated Mask Guidelines for St. Mark

This week Thurston County updated mask guidelines to “strongly encourage” and Washington State to “highly recommend” we mask indoors in public spaces regardless of our vaccination status. These changes were made to be in compliance with new CDC guidelines which state the same.  These updates are a result of newer findings in COVID-19  transmission and increased cases, especially of the delta variant.  
St. Mark Church Council discussed these revised guidelines.  We value being able to be together in person and want to do what we can to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and the variants.  We also strongly encourage the use of face coverings while we gather inside at church–for worship, fellowship, study, and meetings.   
We will have face masks available if you forget yours.  There are many reasons why someone may choose not to wear a mask at church.  We ask that you be kind to one another as we continue to move through these uncharted times.  
This Sunday we gather for one worship service at 10:00am.  Our order of service follows the same format we have used since we returned to in-person worship.  This week, immediately after worship, we will have our first Coffee Hour in the Parish Hall hosted by our Church Council.  If you prefer, you are welcome to take your goodies and a chair outside to enjoy the sunshine!  Please thank your Council for their leadership and hard work–especially during this pandemic.