The ILC Executive Council is aware of the growing need for us as a community to find a way to connect with one another in a socially responsible way for the further edification of all.

We have been in discussion for how we can begin to hold socially responsible onsite services again at the chapel on Hannam-daero along with our prerecorded online service.

In order to accomplish this goal while at the same time upholding the safety and health of all, we are tentatively planning on beginning Socially Responsible Services on Sunday, May 24thThese are not four complete services, but will include prayer, Bible reading, a short message from Pastor Carl, and Holy Communion. These services will be open only to registered individuals and families.

To do this, everyone will need to adhere to the following guidelines:


A total of four time slots will be available to attend a shortened worship service. Each service will last 40 minutes, allowing 20 minutes between services to prevent congestion. The time slots are 9:00-9:40, 10:00-10:40, 11:00-11:40, and 12:00-12:40. All participants in the services must register. 

A sign up form will be sent out at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15th to sign up for one of the May 24th services. Please respond by May 22nd so we are prepared to receive you. If you come to church on Sunday May 24th without registering ahead of time you will be asked to wait until there is an available time slot. If all slots are filled, you may not be allowed entry.


In order to participate, registered individuals and families must be aware of and adhere to the following measures:

1. Maintain social distancing of two meters;

2. Ensure no one has an elevated temperature or other symptoms;

3. Ensure that no one has traveled overseas in the last two weeks, visited a place in Korea that has experienced an outbreak in the last two weeks, or been in a hospital/elderly center, etc. in the last two weeks;

4. Record the names, addresses and phone numbers of those who gather in the event of an outbreak and the need for contact tracing;

5. Limit the number of people in an enclosed space to be able to maintain social distancing. In our case we estimate this to be no more than twenty people in the chapel at a time;

6. Ensure that people are wearing masks and using hand sanitizer or hand washing;

7. Refrain from serving food.



Our services migrated to online on March 1. Even so, church operations have continued. There will be an opportunity during the Socially Responsible Services to bring your tithes and offerings as we collaborate to support the ministry that is ILC. 



We will continue to prerecord the full worship services and make those available online. The links will be sent out as before and will also be made available through the ILC website and Facebook page.

Don’t forget to register for the Socially Responsible Service, tentatively planned to begin on Sunday, May 24th. A sign up form will be sent out at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15th. Please sign up by Friday, May 22nd if you plan to attend on the 24th. If there are any changes to our plans, we will communicate them via all of our social media outlets.

Thank you, everyone, for your cooperation and understanding in this exceptional time. For questions, please contact us at

Thank you, and God bless!




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148 Hannam-daero
Seoul, Korea 04417


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