Following the CDC’s findings that there is only a 1 in 10,000 chance of contracting COVID-19 through surface contact, and because of difficulties in seeing the TV screen as more people begin to return to public worship, the church council has decided to bring the hymnals back into the pews. Other churches that have a single church service during the week have done the same thing with no issues.
For those who wish not to make use of the hymnals, a smaller amount of bulletins with the service printed in them will be available at the back of the church for the time being. Also, the TV will continue to be used for those who do not wish to use a hymnal.
Bulletins with the announcements and Scripture readings–the way they used to be printed–will return to the bulletin boxes of those who have been attending in-person. A few extra will be laid out underneath the bulletin boxes.