News Clips

November 1, 2020

NEWS CLIPS (for details and help in contacting persons mentioned here contact Church Office or

NOTE:  contact to be placed on SPLC email contact list for SPLConnect! e-letter and more


+SPLC Church Campus is open Monday-Thursday, Office Hours 9am-12:pm and 12:30pm-4pm (12:30-1pm Lunch). We have strict COVID-19 precautions in place for safety but Office Manager Janice Storey is working on campus. Janice also has NEW Church Office mobile phone (352-460-7199) where she can be reached Monday-Thursday during Office Hours but Church Office land-line, 352-383-5402 can also be used.

Pastor Johan will be in the Office on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays unless appointments and meetings take him otherwise and will be working from home during the rest of each week. Please feel free to contact him anytime to set up an appointment if desired.

+In-Person Worship in Sanctuary (and Family Life Center via video) continues.  Reservations Required. Please see all the information listed further below!

+On-campus opening for use by St. Philip folks: the campus Parish Hall and Family Life Center can be used for St. Philip Ministry Team meetings or ministry groups/organizations if they want to meet, with the following guidelines: 1) notify Church Office of the scheduled meeting 2) mask wearing required 3) social distancing required 4) no more than 10 persons  5)  use provided sanitation cleaning products on tables/chairs before and after your meeting.  

+COVID-19 masks are required to be worn in Sanctuary, Family Life Center and Parish Hall for all persons at all times.  Masks are available if you don’t have one along with you.

+Church Office Health and Safety Protocol Please: Masks required. When you come to the office during office hours  please note the COVID-19 physical/social distancing and mask requirements. Safety first! Thanks!

+Sunday Worship is Live OnLine! 9:30am! OnLine connection sent out to all via email during the week.

+Sunday Gathering is Live Online! 11am! Online connection sent out via email during the week.

+-Sunday Nov. 15, 10:30am-11am Open House for Renovated Sanctuary (including walk through tours, on-going) 11am – 11:15am Sanctuary Renovation Dedication and Blessing (outdoors in Parking Lot, including opportunity for refreshments)

+Congregational Meeting, Sunday December 13, 1pm. Online. Watch for Details.

+SPLC Weekly electronic letter (email!) called SPLConnect! comes your way from Pastor Johan’s desk. To get on the mailing list request such by emailing

+Sanctuary Renovation Continues! All is done but New Video/Audio Technology installed.

+Choir continues to meet weekly! Choir will be meeting In-Person in the Parking Lot.  Until further notice: Wednesdays, 5pm-6:15pm.  Newcomers Welcome!

+4 Week In-Person Bible Study with Pastor Bob Brigham continues Wednesday Nov. 4, 10:30am in Parish Hall.

+Bible Study on Prayer, Fridays, 10am,  CC of Mt. Dora, Ann Parrish (Leader), Call Ann at 352-720-5177

+ St. Philip Memorial Garden Landscape Improvement Appreciation Sunday Nov. 1 in Memorial Garden immediately after 9:30am Worship

+ Trunk-R-Treat!,October 31, 4pm-6pm, Church Campus Parking Lot,Community Invited!, COVID-19 Safety a Priority!

Sponsored by St. Philip Community Outreach Team and Friends

+ Thanksgiving Dinner for Community on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 2020, Outdoor Take-Out/Pick-Up Continuous 10:30am-2:30pm by Reservation Time, Reservations start Nov. 12. Call Church Office 352-383-5402. Free! For Community and Congregation! Sponsored by SPLC Community Outreach Team.


 Worship and Reporting Illness/Contact Tracing

When anyone worships with SPLC in an In-Person Worship Service and within 2 weeks of that worship visit has COVID-19 like illness symptoms they are required to contact the Church Office and notify of such and are required to be responsible for receiving their own COVID-19 Test within 24-48 hours and notifying the Church Office immediately upon receiving Test results. If/when such Test is positive, the Church Office will contact all persons attending that specific Worship Service (refer to the Service Reservation List) notifying of possible exposure to the COVID-19 virus and the Congregational Council will meet to determine any change in upcoming In-Person Worship schedule.



St. Philip In-Person Worship Information

1) In-Person Reservation Information for October 4 and following

A) Call Church Office Mondays-Thursdays at 352-383-5402 or mobile office, 352-460-7199, or email at

B) Reservations can be made for up to 2 Sundays in a row

C) Reservations can be made for a given Sunday up to 2 weeks in advance, starting on the Monday 2 weeks prior (E.g. Reservations for Sunday Oct. 4 can start on                        Monday, Sept. 21)

D) Individuals can self-select to sit under mutual agreement with another person for parties up to two to sit together

E) Some seating for a party over 2 to sit together may be available

F) Seating is available in the Sanctuary for live worship with a maximum of 50 and seating is available in the Family Life Center for 25 for video projection on screen of              live Sanctuary worship.

G) Reservations are made on a first-come/first-serve basis

2) Safety and Sanitation Protocol

A) Masks/Face-Coverings and Physical/Social-Distancing Required

B) No-Touch body temperatures will be taken on forehead

C) Hand Sanitizer provided

D) Congregation will not sing but will be invited to hum along with Cantor/Song-Leader who will sing




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