COVID-19 Information

We are returning to our beloved church beginning Sunday, June 14, for the 8:00 am and 10:30 am services.

Following Diocesan guidelines, we will be required to wear masks, either our own or disposable ones that will be provided, and maintain social distancing guidelines. The surfaces in the church will be sanitized before and after each service. If you are willing to help with ushering or being part of the sanitation team, please contact Rev. Debra. 

The Diocesan leadership, under the direction of Bishop Megan, has developed extensive guidelines for regathering to begin. There are many requirements to be met which mean changes in the way we do things. Click here to read the document, Regathering with Safety and Care. If you have any input please contact Rev. Debra, Deacon Steve, or someone on vestry. Our current vestry members are Becky Leighton, Donna Decker, Debbie Lightfoot, Gigi Nordquist, Leslyn Shortes, Sabrina Greiton, and Randall Douglas. Contact numbers are in the directory except for Sabrina, who can be reached by email at frausg@sbcglobal.net.

Please refer back to this page for updates.

Technical Resources

There are many methods available to meet together in groups, large and small, and to join together in worship. Reverend Deb is using Facebook to livestream services and bring the sanctuary into our homes. Applications such as FaceTime (Apple platform) and Zoom (multiple platforms) offer ways to keep up with our meetings and to catch up with friends and loved ones. (Check out Zoom's new Security updates in the Zoom section below.)

Facebook: To watch the services on Facebook, login to your account and search for the "Church of Our Saviour - Placerville" page. (If you do not have a Facebook account, the window inviting you to “Log In” or “Create New Account” may pop up. If this happens, click on “Not Now” at the bottom of the pop up window.

Zoom: Zoom has implemented important security updates to help make your meetings more private and secure. Meeting hosts will now see an option in the Zoom meeting controls called Security. This new icon simplifies how hosts can quickly find and enable many of Zoom’s in-meeting security features. Click here to learn more.

While all meetings and events at the church are canceled until further notice, any of our groups that want to hold an online meeting can take advantage of our Zoom account to gather. Please contact Rev. Debra if you would like to make use of our account. Click here to sign up and learn how to use Zoom.

Our Church Community

Remember we are here for you.

If you need help getting groceries or medicine, please call Deacon Steve at 530-957-3516 or Rev. Debra at 530-848-7765. If you need someone to talk you through setting up online ordering at Safeway or Raley's, please contact Leslyn Shortes at 530-409-7503. If you need to talk or ask someone to pray with you, Yvonna Giordano is available 24/7 at 530-642-2311.

Staying Home

Follow a very dear Monk's Guidance for how to stay home during the pandemic.

See Dr. Jeffrey VanWingen’s Public Tips COVID-19 page for how to bring supplies, groceries, and take out orders safely into your home.

No-Knead Bread: Judging by the empty store shelves, many of us have flour on hand. Click here for an easy no-knead bread recipe that you might want to try. Thank you Leslyn for the suggestion!

Pastor Christine shared this lovely poem called "A blessing for staying inside".

Worshipping at Home

On Bishop Megan’s Holy Week at Home page in late March, she spoke about how we’re used to finding God in church, but, due to the coronavirus pandemic, we are exploring special ways to find God in our homes and how we can establish a space where the spirit of God speaks to us by creating a home altar. This page also includes an additonal link for Making an Altar for the Home.

Leslyn Shortes wrote an article sharing her thoughts on the importance of creating a home altar - a special place in our homes for spending time with God especially during these days of social distancing and online worship.

View Bishop Curry's video and the The Episcopal Church COVID-19 page here

Scroll down for City, County, State, and World information as well as Virus Tracking links.

City of Placerville COVID-19 page

Click here for the City's COVID-10 information page.

County

El Dorado County's Health and Human Services link.

Marshall Medical Center

Antibody Tests are available.

New Update regarding COVID-19 Advice Line, Clinic and Emergency Room status, availability of video appointments and more. Click here.

See the Center’s website for COVID-19 pandemic information and ways that you can help (from donations to making masks (they even have a pattern!). Click here.

The El Dorado County Medical Supply Drive, is reaching out through as many channels as possible in an effort to raise community awareness of the need for Personal Protective Equipment at Marshall Hospital and many other patient care facilities and critical service businesses. Click here to see their Press Release.

Marshall Foundation for Community Health's COVID-19 Response Fund:

The Foundation’s Board of Trustees has committed $25,000 in matching funds to support the needs arising from the coronavirus crisis in our community. These funds will be used to purchase much needed personal protective gear such as gloves and masks for medical personnel in our community not just at Marshall but for all our local health care services. Funds will also be used to support community efforts during this time such as the Boys and Girls Club which continues to provide meals to go for children. Every donation received will have twice the impact! Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to the this fund. Go to http://www.marshallfound.org/donate-now/, or send a check directly to the Foundation at: Marshall Foundation for Community Health, PO Box 1996, Placerville CA 95667

State

California State "Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California" status page

Sacramento Bee Coronavirus Updates  

Our Country and Around the World

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus page

CDC Prevention Tips

Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

CIDRAP Information about Social distancing

The Washington Post: Flattening the Curve

WebMD Resources and Tracking Information

World Health Organization (WHO) Situation Reports

Virus Tracking

Tracking the Coronavirus Outbreak in the US

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Tracker

Financial Times Coronavirus Tracker