Trinity In-Person Worship Details
Here is a FAQ list with details for in-person worship.
1. WHEN ARE THE SERVICES, AND HOW MANY PERSONS CAN COME TO EACH?
Saturdays - 5:00 in Trinity House - capacity - 50 persons
Sundays - 9:15 in the sanctuary - capacity - 100 persons
Sundays - 11:00 in the Rotunda - capacity - 25 persons
2. HOW WILL WE MANAGE THE CAPACITY LIMITATIONS?
We will use a Save-A-Seat program for persons to ask the church to save them a seat at a specific worship service. We will open the program for "reservations" on Tuesday at 9:00 am and close on Saturday at noon of each week, and you may save a seat by completing the 4 questions - name, phone, email, and the number of seats you are asking to be reserved for the service of your choice.
The link to Save-A-Seat is at the bottom of this email.
Once you complete the form you will receive a confirmation email. If your plans change and you decide you will not be attending worship, we ask you to go back to the program and cancel your reservation, so that seat is available for others.
Persons without a computer may call the church office and ask them to save the seat.
3. WHY DO WE HAVE TO SAVE A SEAT TO COME TO WORSHIP?
If we did not do it this way, many more people would probably show up for worship than we are allowed to have in the spaces, and we would have to turn them away that morning. This method will prevent that.
4. WHAT ABOUT WALK-IN VISITORS?
Churches are not clubs - just for its members. Rather we always want to welcome visitors. Therefore, we are reserving a few seats in all in person services for visitors.
5. WHAT ABOUT ONLINE WORSHIP?
Our 9:15 worship service will continue to be live-streamed permanently.
6. WHAT WILL IN PERSON WORSHIP SERVICES BE LIKE?
All services will be very similar. We will not have congregational singing or choirs. You may want to hum along as hymns and songs are played. There will be instrumental music and possibly in-person soloists. Other musical selections will be on the screen. Other typical worship components such as prayers, scripture, the sermon will be included.
7. WHAT ARE THE PROTOCOLS?
All worshippers will be required to wear masks and asked to bring their own to worship. We will have masks for persons who may have forgotten theirs. All worshippers will have their temperature taken and use hand sanitizer as they enter worship. Seating will be according to social distancing, and worshipers will be guided to available seats, which will be marked. We ask anyone not feeling well or awaiting a Covid test result worship online. We further ask anyone travelling to a state on the advisory list worship online for 14 days after =their return.
8. WHAT ABOUT CHILDREN?
We will NOT have a nursery or creative activities at this time, nor any children's ministry during our services. Children are welcome to attend worship.
9. WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW BEFORE COMING TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP?
The doors will open 30 minutes before the worship service begins.
You may park wherever you wish in the lots.
Proceed to the main entrance- the front door for Trinity House and the double glass doors by the circular drive for the main building.
As you approach the building worship servants will "check you in". As you enter you will have your temperature taken, asked to use hand sanitizer and be reminded to keep your mask on.
You will probably not be able to sit in your "preferred" seat. Please follow the guidance of the worship servants as you are seated.
The clergy will not wear masks as they lead worship, so that they may be heard clearly. They will be at least 20 feet from all worshippers.
The offering will be received as you place your gift in a basket when you leave.
There will be no fellowship sheets. We will not pass the peace at this time.
There will be no fellowship time before or after worship and we ask that you do not bring food or drink into the worship spaces.
Restrooms will be available for 1 person at a time.
Even though you have saved a seat please be sure to come early.
Here is the reminder of how to Save-A-Seat
Step 1 - Click the link below
Step 2 - Select which service you would like to attend (if a service is already full it will not appear)
Step 3 - Fill in all information
Step 4 - Click Reserve Seat