Dear House of Prayer Friends,


We have been blessed to be worshiping together for some time now.  In order to continue to worship in person safely, our council has tried to follow the guidance of ND Smart Restart and the CDC.  In these times of COVID-19, there will always be a risk.  By following these guidelines our hope is to mitigate these risks and provide a safe space to worship.


Our Covid Task Force has put together a brief document that highlights some of the basic guidelines that have been put in place for gathering.  If you have further questions we have also provided a link to ND Smart Restart and the CDC, where you can find updated guidance on gathering as circumstances change.


We hope everyone will demonstrate a spirit of cooperation and patient understanding as we continue to worship together.  It is understandable that some of you may still elect to not join us out of concerns for your well-being.  To accommodate your needs, we will continue to provide a live-streaming of our 10 AM Sunday Worship Service on Facebook.


If you have further questions or concerns, please contact your Pastors or a member of the Church Council.


Serving faithfully with you,

House of Prayer Church Council



Amended Coronavirus Guidelines

  • As of mid-January, the coronavirus threat level across ND has decreased to low and with that capacity limits for large gatherings have been increased.  This will allow us to gather for worship without concern for capacity limits.

  • The statewide mask mandate has expired.  Cloth face coverings, although not absolutely required, are still highly recommended while in the building.  This is in accordance with the ND Smart Restart Guidelines for all risk levels.

  • Please continue to follow everyday prevention practices:

» Stay home when sick.

» Wear face coverings.

» Maintain 6-ft of social distancing.

» Wash or sanitize hands often.

» Cover coughs and sneezes.

Communion is now being offered during typical services for those that wish to participate.

  • If you feel safe to gather, regardless of age or pre-existing health conditions, you are welcome to participate in person at worship.  If you choose to continue to view online, we understand.  Whether in person or online we are grateful for your involvement in House of Prayer.  While the CDC recommends anyone over the age of 65 or with underlying health conditions refrain from gathering, it is your choice.

  • Please refer to ND Smart Restart and/or the CDC guidelines if you have further questions.  These websites are continually updated to address changing needs in the community.  We have provided a link to them below.


House of Prayer Church Council 

Date: 2/4/21

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