On Wednesday, May 13, Bishop Marty issued an addendum to the Phase Two Pastoral Direction to clergy and lay church leaders. The addendum updated his earlier recommendation regarding singing. In an accompanying email, he said,
“Recent inquiries and the results of ongoing research have prompted me to revisit the wisdom of singing in public gatherings …
… Attached is an addendum — Singing in Worship, Choir Practices, and COVID-19 — which provides more detail and background, but in essence, recommends that for the moment, we refrain from singing. As before, I leave it up to each of you to decide what is best for your church.”
The addendum is available online here.