From Governor Reynolds Proclamation April 27, 2020
SECTION SIX. Pursuant to Iowa Code § 135.144 (3), and in conjunction with the Iowa Department of Public Health, unless otherwise modified by subsequent proclamation or order of the Iowa Department of Public Health, social, community, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people shall continue to be prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers effective 12:01 a.m. on May 1, 2020 and until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, 2020.
A. Spiritual and religious gatherings are not prohibited by this section, but a church, synagogue, or other host of a spiritual or religious gathering shall implement reasonable measures under the circumstances of each gathering to ensure social distancing of employees, volunteers, and other participants, increased hygiene practices, and other public health measures to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 consistent with guidance issued by the Iowa Department of Public Health. Although wedding and funeral ceremonies are not covered by this section, wedding receptions of more than 10 people are social gatherings that are prohibited.
Please note in A. It says not prohibited. I called the Des Moines County Health Department and confirmed that service can be held with social distancing etc..
How will we Worship
A. If you are sick please stay home. B. If you are in high risk group please consider staying home. C. We will be blocking off Pews to keep social distancing. D. If possible one family group per pew. C. Holy communion will be given. Please note it will be distributed in a way to preserve the social distancing guidelines. E. Please feel free to wear a mask.
Concordia Lutheran Church 2901 Cliff Road Burlington, Iowa 52601 319-754-4246