Post by worksforme2 on May 2, 2020 19:28:51 GMT -5
Tomorrow my church will do a drive thru communion. We have a canopy for exiting out of one's vehicle when the weather is inclement and it will be repurposed for communion. You drive thru and the pastor hands you a wafer and wine and blesses them. And those of us who need it can get a washable/reusable cloth mask sown together by the "quilting" committee, complete with instructions to iron it after washing. A freebie along with a wafer and a shot of wine. I picked up a mask today. Pretty nice. It even has a pocket inside so if you want to add additional filtration material there is a place for it.
Great idea. Our technophobic priest has finally started online services. He looks like a trapped hampster but kudos for hin overcoming his fears
The pastors in my denomination(Lutheran) here in NC put together a joint statement as to whether the prohibition of the practice of our faith was unconstitutional. Also many individual pastors wrote to the Governor asking simply to be shown the same consideration as many commercial businesses that were allowed to open. Other denominations did the same or similar. Faced with so many objections to the forced lockdown the Governor opened worship provided churches could meet social distancing guidelines. It was no problem for us. We also implemented a sanitizing regimen. It will soon be a month since we resumed services and we have had no cases of Codid19. Perhaps it's time for the members to apply a bit of pressure on your priest to step up and demand what should be your right to practice your faith as long as you take all the necessary step to protect yourselves and the community.
EDIT: We made use of parts of this facility utilization plan to prepare to reopen our church. In addition we use a fogger between services to do a quick sanitizing on the Sanctuary. We can fog our 7,000 sqft Sanctuary in under 5 minutes. Cost of the fogger including shipping and a 2yr. warranty plan $454.00. The sanitizing concentrate is about $17 /gal.... 8oz of concentrate dilutes to make 1 gallon of sanitizer
Fair warning... I grew up in the LCMS. I've changed though..
Neither, our denomination is the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). In philosophy the NALC is closer to the LCMS. My church used to be ELCA but left when the ELCA choose to embrace a very liberal mindset.
I like the idea of the fogger! To be honest, I am furious at the churches in Britain. They have shown zero leadership, guidance or support. The only time I saw bishops on tv was when they queued up to bash Dominic Cummings for his stupid quarentine busting. I do admire the Buddhists of Thailand who are providing free food for the hungry through this. And the dirty old men who are funding the food banks as the go go bars are closed. Well done, those perverts!
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worksforme2: some better and some worse,..virus seems to be slowing down, but people are beginning to refuse to stay inside,...worst thing I see is Biden leading in the election poles,...but that could be fake news
Apr 20, 2020 16:56:22 GMT -5
mirrororchid: Politics? Is that what we want to happen here?
Apr 21, 2020 6:21:24 GMT -5
petrushka: Certainly not American style politics. Toxic echo chambers.
Apr 23, 2020 16:21:52 GMT -5
petrushka: However, I feel that sexual politics, including political moves that impact the relationships between gender (misogynist, misandrist, etc) definitely deserve room in this context.
Apr 23, 2020 16:22:59 GMT -5
fred: just calculated that i've spent somewhere near 19,000 days (& nights) as a "rejectee".AND that allows for 2,000+ days (& nights) on business travel apart from her. i've chosen to "stay" .....would never do that again, and can't as you see doing the math
May 15, 2020 18:01:15 GMT -5
worksforme2: 19000 days and nights,....damn dude, that's 52 yrs.
Jun 17, 2020 9:19:10 GMT -5
fred: you're a little short works - was thinking this AM, there has NEVER been a day when she indicated desire for me physically (other than for heavy lifting or finance)........LOL...........earlier, i had enough libido for both of us, now i'm left with guilt
Jun 20, 2020 13:11:12 GMT -5
fred: over imposing myself on her rather than simply leaving .....DAMN LOVE ANYWAY !
Jun 20, 2020 13:12:12 GMT -5
mesulina: update everyone, still has not happened. I have now come to accept that I will live with out. It is just different now.
Jun 29, 2020 19:32:31 GMT -5
worksforme2: Sorry mesulina,... but on the positive side you did stock up on toys a short time back,..now might be the time to go for the gusto
Jun 30, 2020 17:42:54 GMT -5
grower: Embrace a change, you will wonder why you waited so long
Jul 9, 2020 11:22:56 GMT -5
grower: Your life clock is ticking away, don't waste all your time. Live some.
Jul 24, 2020 9:53:20 GMT -5
fred: blue guy, i was where you are 30 years ago. stayed.................nothing changed. if i didn't love this nice lady so much i'd be in deep regret. if she doesn't think of you in a hundred "other" ways (as does my wife) GET OUT ! Life is short
Aug 10, 2020 17:43:15 GMT -5
jerri: Yuk on the plucking chicken feathers. If a chicken doesn't get sex and intimacy she just finds a beautiful cock sooner or later. I'd say there's a much higher "philandering" rate than anyone would care to admit. The rooster who is tormented findsa chicken!
Sept 10, 2020 8:23:56 GMT -5
csl: And yet, there is an entire segment of ILIASM stayers.
Sept 10, 2020 22:04:05 GMT -5
jerri: Exactly I have read multiple threads. I was very impressed with all the different solutions everyone has found. Intellectual group and the camaraderie is nice
Sept 11, 2020 9:44:57 GMT -5
Handy: What happened to being light outside until 9:30 PM? It is 7:30 PM and dark now.
Sept 20, 2020 20:46:01 GMT -5
jerri: It's not hot there? I am getting a slight break from the heat! Cheer up buddy!
Sept 21, 2020 0:27:37 GMT -5
petrushka: Well WE are getting closer to summer. Just passed Equinox. I expect the solar panels will start paying for themselves again in the near future. (over the last few months they have merely mitigated the power bills).
Sept 21, 2020 21:00:36 GMT -5