safety details for in-person worship services

A plan is in place.  Trinity Lutheran leaders have crafted an action plan to ensure the safety of all as we return to in-person worship services.   Listed below are the safety details.

IN-PERSON SERVICE TIMES

Trinity will be having in-person worship services, beginning on June 7 at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

 

The 8 a.m. worship service will be live-streamed on Trinity’s Facebook page.

 

Pastor Golter’s Bible study, which begins at 9:30 a.m., only will be available via live-stream on Trinity’s Facebook page.

 

Trinity will wait until June 13 to resume its Saturday night in-person worship service. The service will begin at 5 p.m.

ARRIVAL AND SEATING FOR WORSHIP SERVICES

The church doors, which will be the only entry point when you arrive for worship service, will open 15 minutes before each service.

 

All other entry doors on Trinity's campus will be locked

 

Elders will be available in the narthex of the church, when you arrive, to help you get seated.

 

Seating (pictured to the left) in the sanctuary will be at the end of each pew and on the red cushions only.

ACCESS POINTS

There will be no access to the nursery, the school side or the Fellowship Hall during in-person worship services.

 

The bathrooms (pictured) next to the sanctuary will be open.

 

There will be a changing station available in the women’s bathroom.

BULLETINS AVAILABLE; NO BIBLES, HYMNALS

When you enter the sanctuary for in-person worship services, there will be bulletins available.

 

The bulletins will include everything connected with the service, including the readings and the hymns.

 

There will be no Bibles, hymnals, prayer cards or attendance cards in the pews.

 

Bulletins can be taken home after the service or dropped in the recycling bin as you leave the sanctuary.

DURING THE OFFERING

During the offering, ushers will walk down each aisle, collecting the offerings.

 

Ushers will be using the offering plate, but the offering plate will not be passed among the pews to avoid touching the plates.

DURING COMMUNION

Communion will be continuous flow.

 

The pulpit side will be communed first.

 

Rows will be dismissed by ushers, so there is safe distance.

 

Once dismissed from their pews, the communicants will form a single-file line in the middle of the aisle as they make their way toward the front of the church.

 

At the time of communion, Trinity's pastors will put on gloves and masks. Pastors will place the host in the hand of the communicant. The cup of wine will be available on a tray (pictured).

LEAVING THE WORSHIP SERVICE

Once the end-of-the-service announcements are finished. ushers will dismiss parishioners, beginning from the back of the church.

 

We ask that everyone remain in their pews until they are dismissed.

 

We also are asking that everyone leave the narthex in a timely manner.

 

We are asking that those who want to fellowship with others, do so in the parking lot.

MASKS, OTHER SAFETY REMINDERS

Masks are optional for in-person worship services, but encouraged; each person has to decide.

 

For safety purposes, Trinity Lutheran will not have greeters, acolytes or activity bags for children during

in-person worship services.

 

Children's bulletins will be available. Parents also are encouraged to bring church appropriate activities for children from home.