COVID-19 Response at Trinity
Dear Trinity Lutheran Faith Family,
The COVID-19 Response Team has done its homework about a safe return to indoor, in-person worship, and the council has approved their proposal. Beginning Sunday, May 30, Memorial Day Weekend, you are welcome to join us at 9:00 am inside our beloved sanctuary for worship. In these ever-changing days of the coronavirus pandemic, we thank you for your support and partnership in ministry at Trinity. We will continue to follow the recommendations of our leading health experts and the guidelines set by state officials as we plan the next steps towards a post-pandemic normal at Trinity. As we strive to do our part to limit the spread of COVID-19, we are encouraged by the overall decrease in COVID-19 cases and arrival of effective vaccines. State officials recently started to dial back some of the restrictions and we are planning to do the same at Trinity.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Church Council has approved a plan proposed by the COVID Response Team to resume an in-person worship option on May 30. For some, May 30 may feel too early. For others, May 30 will feel like a long time coming. Having options for indoor, outdoor and online worship allows each individual to choose what works best for them. As we ease into indoor worship, we will continue to follow mask guidelines, physical distancing guidelines and all other safety measures set forth by health officials. This a huge first step to a “New Beginning” at Trinity.
The COVID Response Team is working out a plan to assure maximum safety for all who choose to worship in person. This plan will include taking reservations for worship, sitting in assigned seating, keeping social distance, wearing facemasks, and not having any congregational singing. More details will be shared with the congregation once finalized so you know what to expect when you arrive for in-person worship.
Thank you again for your support as we look ahead to being physically together again!
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. While we certainly look forward to the day when we are physically together again, 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.
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!
Jodi Boylan, Diane Holmes, Corky Ibeling, Jason Koets, Carol Murray, Nancy Pickering, Dave Schoening, Nancy Stello, Ken Tufte
COVID-19 Response Team
Robyn Behrens, Alyson Blakstad, Allison Neaton, Eileen Nelson, Kari Olson, Scott Phearman, Jim Sandquist, Dan Sieling
Pastor Engholm, Robyn Behrens, Gail Cassidy, Joyce Harding, Mary Jech, Hannah Rosholt, Trisha Ragner, Jacob Ulland
For up to date information on COVID-19, visit the following websites: