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Tuesdays Together - Shared screen with speaker view
Laurie Skow-Anderson
02:10
https://www.wichurches.org/2020/04/23/returning-to-church/
Elizabeth B.
18:07
Change to kayaks!
Michelle Rowell
19:11
I was hoping the panels would get small enough for us to see everyone (as specks) in gallery view...
Northwest Synod
19:56
Please mute yourself if you are not Bishop laurie or Rev Parker!
Ron Mathews
23:34
how do I mute my kids?! :)
Laurie Skow-Anderson
32:15
https://www.wichurches.org/2020/04/23/returning-to-church/ please read this article
Northwest Synod
34:25
If you have questions please put them in the chat box! Thank you!
Phil and Lori Ruge-Jones
36:08
Link to NY Times please
Michelle Rowell
38:27
We can't really know how long the virus stays active in asymptomatic people, because we can't see the beginning or the end...
Elizabeth B.
39:16
Testing question - do you recommend that pastors get tested even if not presenting symptoms? With the increased & free testing centers going up on NW WI next week, we have that opportunity.
Michelle Rowell
40:36
My information is that we are only supposed to seek a test if we have symptoms or believe we have been exposed. But please correct me if I am wrong.
Elizabeth B.
43:51
Michelle, I'm thinking about identifying any asymptomatic carriers who may be moving to more interactions with "public." Working with high risk populations, communion, etc.
Karen & David Behling
45:40
I don't think there are enough tests for asymptomatic cases to be identified. Testing capacity has increased, but not test kits.
Elizabeth B.
46:14
Karen/David - right, fair point.
Balsam Lutheran
47:22
They tried opening testing to everyone yesterday in Fargo and shut it down because they ran out of testing capacity.
Ron Mathews
47:40
how does the Badger Bounce Back Plan balance with areas who are opening up...like Rice Lake?
Rodger Prois
47:45
To date Taylor county has not identified anyone with the virus. They have tested 99 of the 20,000+ residents.
Margaret Grant
48:15
the numbers are in the metro areas of state vs. rural where numbers are stabler. It that taken into whether our area is different?
Bob Giese
48:25
Price County one case theoretically over it without spread.
Phil and Lori Ruge-Jones
48:39
When there is a rise does the 14 days restart?
Margaret Grant
49:16
trends are in Milwaukee/GB/Madison are going up not here
Steve Clay
49:34
As much as I know Washburn County has only 1 case
Margaret Grant
50:18
Polk County I believe is 4--2 in my parish
Margaret Grant
50:38
they have been cleared now to be out
Dave
50:41
The state's own DHS website indicates things are trending in the right direction over the past few days. https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/prepare.htm
Keith Anderson
53:21
Question - what about 50 in sancdtuary and 50 in Fellowship Hall in farther area of building?
Rodger Prois
54:26
I understand and appreciate all Rev Parker is saying, but I am not the one who should be hearing this. The lay leadership here are part of the culture who are seeing the numbers and minimizes the "chicken little" attitude.
Elizabeth B.
54:26
Keith - part of the guidance from public health is that groups use different bathrooms & different door for entry/exit. Otherwise, it is 100 people in some of the same places.
Northwest Synod
55:12
Rodger and all, this is being filmed. It will be available for you to show your lay members.
Balsam Lutheran
55:14
Lakes country in Wisconsin does not reflect those from outside WI who have cabins. Positive tests are by home address.
Joy Lutheran Church
56:14
I appreciate that this is being recorded. I will be sharing with my council first.
Phil and Lori Ruge-Jones
56:47
I understand and agree. But I lament the loss of singing … silently lament.
Michelle Rowell
57:49
The organ would not count as a prohibited wind instrument because the air does not originate in a person's lungs, is this correct?
Jamie Brieske
58:16
For Phase 2, could a cantor/pastor sing from a safe distance in the front?
Ron Mathews
58:37
it cycles the buildings air supply though...some organs use the sanctuary's supply!
Pastor Paul
59:13
could we do the prepackaged communion?
Margaret Grant
59:26
what about gatherings around bonfires with small groups in people's back yards
Liz Davis
59:30
Repackaged already in each pew?
Phil and Lori Ruge-Jones
59:53
I’d love a single document processing Eucharistic concerns from a health perspective.
Balsam Lutheran
59:55
Repackaged is not easy to open
Michelle Rowell
01:00:01
The prepackaged are quite difficult to open, especially for people with dexterity issues
Karen & David Behling
01:02:18
Phi/Lori - Would you be able to create one to share, and then use it at Lay School?
Phil and Lori Ruge-Jones
01:03:50
Someone must have already created in K & D
Michelle Rowell
01:04:27
should we also delay congregational responses when everyone speaks at once (amen, alleluia, psalm responses)?
Karen & David Behling
01:04:29
True. Ben stewart maybe?
Rodger Prois
01:04:33
I used the "McCommunion" pack years ago and it did not have the sense of real presence. ;-)
Bethany Walker
01:04:47
Another pastor was trying to log on to this meeting but the participants maxed out at 100. How can she access the recording after?
pahles
01:04:59
Valerian - Is there protective equipment/clothing that a pastor could wear to do home visits?
Northwest Synod
01:05:15
Bethany it is being recorded. It will be available after this to all.
Rodger Prois
01:06:31
So long. I need to gol
Steve
01:07:04
yah jazz hands
Jamie Brieske
01:08:13
In phase 2, are outdoor services preferable to sanctuary services?
Elizabeth B.
01:10:44
Adding to Jamie's question - ok to sing at outdoor services?
Dave
01:10:53
We have an outdoor chapel at Long Lake/Sarona in which we can easily accommodate 75-100 people with appropriate social distancing. We normally begin this on Memorial Day Sunday (weather permitting). Without allowing touching, and bearing in mind that outdoors the impact of any virus moving as an aerosol (which hasn't been proven in the first place) would be greatly minimized, what would be the Synod's recommendation about doing our outdoor service prior to any official "good-to-go" edict from Madison?
Elizabeth B.
01:12:09
There are a lot of people from the Twin Cities area going up to their cabins in NW WI right now.
Bob Giese
01:12:20
From the number of Illinois vehicles in our area last weekend, people are not honoring the stay at home.
Karen & David Behling
01:12:32
It also hasn't been proved that aerosols do not carry the virus.
Joy Lutheran Church
01:14:16
And to clarify, the outdoor service is meant to happen in Phase 2. Correct?
Northwest Synod
01:14:42
yes nothing above 10 until phase 2
Joy Lutheran Church
01:14:58
Thank you.
Margaret Grant
01:15:20
who announces these phases
Pr. Mary Erickson
01:16:23
We have used the prepackaged communion products and there is a dexterity issue, especially for people with little hand strength.
Dave
01:16:48
It's difficult to prove a negative, with regard to aerosols. I would like to see the evidence as to what is currently known about it.
Ron Mathews
01:17:20
Dave...here's the first step...https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/tiny-airborne-particles-may-carry-the-new-coronavirus
Elizabeth B.
01:17:53
Margaret - I believe from the state health dept & governor, as the plan is from their office, and it is statewide requirements.
Lyle & kay-Naz
01:18:22
With outdoor groups does the safe distance increase as the wind speed increases?
Jeff Smith
01:19:09
Should we be taking temperatures as people enter the church?
Jamie Brieske
01:19:23
Can the phases go backwards?
Phil and Lori Ruge-Jones
01:19:58
if Safer at Home is overturned by court, how does that affect Badger Bounce Back? Do we move to phase 1?
Kerri Parker
01:21:20
Yes, the phases can go backwards. If Safer at Home is overturned, there is a 6 day Stay requested for the government to work out a new plan. The DHS and Governor's office work out together when we're ready to move from Phase to Phase based on improvements in criteria of the BBB.
Kerri Parker
01:22:05
My email is execdir@wichurches.org and I'm glad to answer questions that are appropriate for us. Other questions I might refer to Bishop Laurie. We also have resources on our website at wichurches.org
Carolyn Staats
01:23:33
Will the synod be coming up with its own guide for congregations? Do you recommend we follow the WI Council of Churches document?
Ron Mathews
01:24:12
how far away should the preacher be from the congregation? Should a pulpit shield be put up??
Margaret Grant
01:24:12
what phase is outdoor recommends
Jeff Smith
01:24:14
Is the ELCA working on docs?
Kerri Parker
01:24:51
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/18/health/coronavirus-america-future.html
Lyle & kay-Naz
01:25:43
Do high winds increase the danger when outside?
Kerri Parker
01:25:57
Yes high winds increase the danger.
Pastor Paul
01:25:59
WE had an email from the sheriff telling us not to do parking lot servicecs
Balsam Lutheran
01:26:27
We have fabric covered pews. Would it be better to have chairs that can be more easily cleaned?
Elizabeth B.
01:27:15
What if we want to use the pandemic to go to a more flexible worship space?! lol
Michelle Rowell
01:27:27
should removable pew cushions be removed
Kerri Parker
01:27:54
execdir@wichurches.org
Mark Woeltge
01:28:34
Thank you - God's peace
Balsam Lutheran
01:29:12
FYI we maxed out at 100 participants