Returning to In-Person Worship
We are excited to be moving forward with our plans for holding in-person worship this summer. The details for attending are listed below. Thank you for your support over the past year as we navigated the uncharted waters of dealing with the global pandemic. Thank you, also, for following the guidelines that are outlined below that will continue to keep us as safe as possible while we move ahead as God's faithful church.
Weekly in-person worship begins
Sunday, May 30 at 9:00 am
Worship will be held INDOORS
on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month
(Reservations for May 30 will open on May 10.)
Worship will be held OUTDOORS,
on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of the month
No reservations needed.
Online worship will continue as usual on Sunday mornings at 9:00 am and Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm. Weekly communion will be offered during worship through the summer. Coffee will be served outside each week following worship.
Reservations for indoor worship will be available on our website or by calling the church office at 952-955-1891. Reservations will be open for two upcoming indoor Sundays at a time. May 30 reservations will open on May 10.
In case of inclement weather, outdoor worship and outdoor coffee will be cancelled. You are invited to worship online on those Sundays. Check the Trinity website by 8:00 am on Sunday morning for cancellation announcements.
What to Expect at our In-Person Worship Services
Outdoor worship services will take place in the Trinity Backyard (main parking lot side of the building). Because the virus is less of a transmission risk outdoors, there are fewer restrictions on outdoor gatherings. Our outdoor worship services will not have a capacity limit, though social distancing and facemasks are recommended. Please bring your own lawn chair to outdoor worship.
We look forward to welcoming you to in-person worship inside our beautiful sanctuary. Worship Shepherds will welcome you in the Narthex or Gathering Hall, guide you into the Worship Center, and help you find your seat.
What to Expect at Indoor Worship:
In-person worship will be similar to the pre-recorded online worship each week.
60 worshipers per service.
Registration required — Reservations will be open for two upcoming indoor Sundays at a time.
30-35 minute long services.
Sanctuary will be open 20 minutes prior to the service.
Childcare will not be available at this time.
Directed to your seats upon entrance and dismissed by row at the end of the worship service.
Holy Communion, sharing the peace, and the offering will be no-contact options.
To comply with CDC recommendations, there will be no group singing.
Refrain from shaking hands, hugging, etc., while inside the building.
Guidelines for safe gatherings (see below) will be followed.
Online worship will continue as usual.
Guidelines for a safe worship experience:
Personal wellness check before arriving to church.
Facemasks covering mouth and nose worn by all attendees.
Six feet between households.
Conversations between worshipers take place outside the building.
This plan has been approved by the Trinity Lutheran Church Council, COVID Response Team, pastor and staff. We are all eager to be together safely and in life-giving ways. Following the protocols Trinity has in place will help make worship a safe and positive experience for all.