Mt. Olive Coronavirus Update

Thursday, 7/30/2020 update: 
Please see below for updated information on the Mt. Olive reopen status.

Worship Services will be broadcast every Sunday at 10:00 am on Mt. Olive Live! and Facebook and be viewed later at any time.

We will continue the in-person “Outdoor Worship” service every Sunday at 9:00 am. 

Emails will be sent by 8:00 am in the event of inclement weather.  Please keep checking back for more information.

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Congregational Update and Church Reopen Status

7/30/2020

Good afternoon! We are thankfully seeing a decline in active COVID-19 cases over the last week in Travis and Hays counties, a sign we have all been hoping and praying for. The efforts to help minimize the spread are slowly paying off. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide you with an additional update on our reopen plan since our last congregational update a couple of weeks ago.

First and foremost, thank you for your response to our survey. It allowed us to validate there is a wide range of perspectives when it comes to returning to in-person worship and for that, we want to provide several options as we move forward. Options that support your family making the best individual choice.

Worship Opportunities for August 2 and 9

Worship Opportunities Beginning August 16

  • Outdoor Worship – 9:00 am in the courtyard, with Holy Communion offered.  See the Olive Branch for additional details.
  • Online Worship – 10:00 am through Facebook Live or MtOliveAustin.org/live/. The online service may be viewed at any time throughout the week.
  • Sanctuary Worship – 10:30 am, with Holy Communion. The following safe practices will be implemented to help keep everyone safe:
    • Members are asked to not arrive before 10:15 am.
    • Face coverings are required for age 7+.
    • Practice social distancing with those outside of your household.
    • Pre-packaged communion and grape juice provided.
    • A box will be placed in the Narthex for tithes.
    • No nursery, education hour, or youth meetings will be offered until further notice.
    • Temperatures of staff and volunteers will be taken.
    • Limited handouts.
    • Touchless hand sanitizer available.

If you are not feeling well, have a temperature, have a compromised immune system, or simply not ready to worship in person, please stay home and worship with us online.

This is a non-inclusive list as additional practices will be implemented as part of the church’s reopen action plan. We encourage you to review a more detailed version of our response efforts.

We find ourselves looking at situations through our own lens, or our own perspective, but I encourage each of us to respect those differences in head, heart, and life circumstances that create differing opinions as this pandemic continues. We are each traveling our own journey in how the virus has impacted our daily lives and families.

Blessings to you always,
Kristy Almager – Congregational President, the Elders, Jason, and Pastor Meyer

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10408 Hwy 290 West
Austin, Texas 78736
(512) 288-2370

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