In Paul Turner's Blog by Paul Turner

Q: In a Minister of Holy Communion Training I attended a year or so ago, you discussed the philosophy of EMs going to place to sanitize their hands before coming around the altar. Can you remind me your take on this? If I remember correctly, I think you thought it worked better for people to sanitize on their own at their pew instead of people publically getting hand sanitizer. Thanks!


A: Correct. Just my personal preference, nothing more. I think it looks like a ceremony if they all line up in public view for the Application of the Sanitizer. I think it is courteous for them to do it in their pew or on their way to the sanctuary.