COVID-19 UPDATE

COVID-19 Response at Trinity

August 2021


As we plan for the upcoming program year at Trinity, recommendations regarding the pandemic continue to evolve. We continue to monitor all of the data and information about how the pandemic is impacting us locally and if the Trinity Church Council and COVID Response Team feel it is necessary to make changes to our pandemic protocols, we will keep the congregation informed. 

 

We are moving forward with our plans for worship and church activities this Fall with hopefulness and flexibility. Thank you for your continued support during this time.

July 2021

 

Dear Trinity Family and Friends,

 

We are happy to announce that after revising the gathering restrictions at Trinity based on the updated guidelines from our state and national leaders, we are lifting all restrictions for in-person gatherings. Physical distancing and capacity limits have been lifted and facemaks are optional in the church building. Per CDC recommendations, unvaccinated people are encouraged to wear masks.


 

Changes to our guidelines include:

  • Reservations for worship are no longer required. There are no capacity limits for worship or other events. Facemaks are now optional, including during worship services.

  • We are removing the Sign-in Sheets at our entrances.

  • We will no longer be assigning seats at worship, nor will we be dismissing people at the end of worship.

  • We will no longer be roping off pews since the physical distancing requirements have expired. The encouragement to respect the personal space of others continues.

 

We will continue:

  • to offer communion in the pre-packaged cups while seated in the pews.

  • to have the offering plates available at the doors.

  • to hold worship outdoors every other week through the summer, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, worship will be held indoors.

  • to serve coffee and water outside through the summer following worship, weather permitting.

  • Finally, we will continue to pray for each other as we continue to serve faithfully as God’s people. 


 

In addition Trinity will continue to hold online worship services on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am on Facebook, YouTube and our website, as we have been doing. 

 

During the summer months, church office hours will be Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to Noon.


 

Thank you for your continued support of our ministry at Trinity!

 

Pastor Engholm and

The Trinity Lutheran Church Council

Stay Calm. Stay Connected. Shine on.

In the face of a global pandemic, God has led us with faith, hope, and love into a future that no one expected. We give thanks for all the ways God has kept us together in the past year, and we look forward to how God will continue to guide us into a "new normal" of vibrant ministry! Here are some of the ways we are staying calm and connected at Trinity during the pandemic. Shine on!

Solo SWAG Devotional Videos

 

While we need to keep our social-distance from each other, we continue to SWAG (Smile, Wave and Greet) one another as we shine in the light of God.

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Leadership

Thank you for your ongoing support of these leaders as we follow God's vision toward a bright and faithful future! If you see them, please thank them for their work!

Church Council

Jodi Boylan, Diane Holmes, Corky Ibeling, Jason Koets, Carol Murray, Nancy Pickering, Nancy Stello, Ken Tufte

COVID-19 Response Team

Robyn Behrens, Alyson Blakstad, Allison Neaton, Eileen Nelson, Kari Olson, Scott Phearman, Jim Sandquist, Dan Sieling

Church Staff

Pastor Engholm, Robyn Behrens, Gail Cassidy, Joyce Harding, Mary Jech, Hannah Rosholt, Jacob Ulland

Resources

For up to date information on COVID-19, visit the following websites:

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