Please note that these guidelines are based on those from the Texas Governor and Attorney General’s office and are the minimum requirements for gathering together for worship during the current health crisis.
Common sense and wise judgement will ultimately protect the congregation’s health, and we ask all those attending worship in person to please be mindful of their health and the health of those around them.
The Church Council and Staff have compiled a plan for the resumption of worship at Trinity on June 7th. It is our hope that by following the guidelines below, we will keep everyone safe. For those at-risk members that choose to worship in the safety of their home, the worship service will continue to be live streamed on Facebook each Sunday at 9:30am.
Guidelines for Worship at Trinity
Hand Sanitizer Stations—We will have 5 sanitizing stations with sanitizer and signage:
at the entrance to the Narthex
at the entrance to the Sanctuary
at the hospitality table
at the entrance to the fellowship hall
at the coffee pot in the fellowship hall
Masks—Trinity has purchased 100 disposable masks for those that need them. (Ruby Duecker has also sewn fabric masks and donated them for use by members.)
The masks will be placed at the entrance to the sanctuary.
Holy Communion—The Pastor, Worship Assistant and Communion Assistant will wear masks and gloves during a continuous distribution of communion from the center aisle
Signage—A stand and sign with health safety instructions will be in the Narthex to remind everyone of safety. Posters will direct members to the sanitizing
stations and offering basket
Adult Sunday School will begin June 7 with Children’s Sunday School beginning June 28
Offering basket will be placed in the Narthex for members to deposit their offerings instead of passing the plate during worship
Nursery closed until further notice. Parents are encouraged to bring their children to worship.
Ushers will wipe down surfaces with sanitized wipes after services
Ushers will advise all attendees and family groups to seat themselves in a socially distant manner
Every other pew will be taped off and left vacant
No congregating in the Narthex before worship, Ushers will advise everyone as they come to the entrance of the Narthex
No hospitality or coffee served in the Narthex
Ushers will usher worshipers OUT of the sanctuary. At the end of the service, those seated in the back of the Narthex will be ushered out first to limit close contact
Social Distancing—Fellowship hall chairs and tables will be arranged to accommodate the suggested social distance for worship and adult Sunday School.
Your Safety is Our Priority and we ask for your patience as we celebrate the opportunity to worship together at Trinity!