EVENTS CALENDAR: HOME EVENTS CONTACT US WHO WE ARE OUR BEST
360-423-6750 tlclview@cni.net
2021 Washington Way, Longview, WA 98632
TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
ANNOUNCEMENTS:
LETTER FROM OUR COUNCIL PRESIDENT Moving Forward. . . It has taken a lot of prayer, research, planning and discussion amongst the council members along with input from the Worship Committee to determine when and how that Trinity can resume in- person worship.  At the Church Council meeting held June 15, 2020; the council has agreed that the church will resume in-person worship starting Sunday, July 5.  What does that mean for Sunday mornings and how to worship safely?
1.     Each person attending worship will have a temperature scan.  Anyone with a temperature over 99.9 degrees will not be allowed to attend and be asked to return home. 2.     Masks are mandatory to be worn in all common areas including the Narthex, hallways and restrooms.  Please wear your own PPE mask if you have one.  Disposable masks will be available for those that do not have their own mask. 3.     Social Distancing needs to be maintained at all times.  There is plenty of room in the Sanctuary to spread out and be together for worship as one body but still be far enough apart for safety. 4.     No communion will be served for the immediate future. 5.     No coffee hour/food will be served following the service.
6.     Offering will be collected from a centrally located offering plate for you to turn your offering in rather than passing the plate around. 7.     No handshaking or hugging to maintain social distancing. 8.     The service will be an abbreviated service (45 minutes maximum) to reduce exposure time in a group setting. 9.     Hand sanitizer will be available for you to use as needed. 10. Tissues are available in the pews. 11. Nitrile gloves are also available if needed. 12. No more than 2 people per restroom at one time.
   Also, if you are feeling ill, have been exposed to COVID-19, have a compromised immune system, or are at high risk of exposing others, please stay home.  The service each Sunday will be recorded and made available to view and allow you to worship from your home.  Patience, grace, and flexibility from all of us will be necessary on all our parts as we reopen to worship together and we strive to make the most appropriate choices and steps to keep safe and deal with the challenges to do so.  Finally, if you need some assistance, know of someone that does, or have questions or concerns about re-opening, please reach out to Pastor Craig or call me at 360-232-8186. Tom Huffman, Council President FAMILY PROMISE    Thanks to all who supported Trinity’s Family Promise Host Week June 7-14!  Volunteers from Trinity and our support churches, St Stephen’s and Evangel, provided all the evening meals for the week.  Two teams, one from Trinity and one from St Stephen’s, served the meals, following all the pandemic necessary safety guidelines, at Laurie Hall in Kelso where the families have been staying the last three months.  Thanks, too, for your prayers and financial gifts for this ministry to homeless children and their families.  As of late June, “rotational shelter” for the families has again begun in area churches.  Our next Trinity host week is scheduled for September 6-13.  Two current families will soon move into their own apartments.   Thanks be to God!  Our prayers will go with them. WORSHIP AND INFORMATION If you are online check the Trinity Facebook a webpage for updates.  Also check the church’s phone message for updates on worship.  The church office will be re-opening in July on Wednesdays & Fridays 9AM-NOON. If possible, please call during these hours instead of visiting.  Newsletter articles may also be e- mailed or called in to relay if possible.  You may also drop things through the mail slot keeping limited contact.
No calendar for July. Have a safe and socially distant Easter!
EVENTS CALENDAR: HOME CONTACT US WHO WE ARE OUR BEST TRINITY EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
360-423-6750 tlclview@cni.net
2021 Washington Way, Longview, WA 98632
ANNOUNCEMENTS: EVENTS
LETTER FROM OUR COUNCIL PRESIDENT Moving Forward. . . It has taken a lot of prayer, research, planning and discussion amongst the council members along with input from the Worship Committee to determine when and how that Trinity can resume in-person worship.  At the Church Council meeting held June 15, 2020; the council has agreed that the church will resume in-person worship starting Sunday, July 5.  What does that mean for Sunday mornings and how to worship safely? 1.     Each person attending worship will have a temperature scan.  Anyone with a temperature over 99.9 degrees will not be allowed to attend and be asked to return home. 2.     Masks are mandatory to be worn in all common areas including the Narthex, hallways and restrooms.  Please wear your own PPE mask if you have one.  Disposable masks will be available for those that do not have their own mask. 3.     Social Distancing needs to be maintained at all times.  There is plenty of room in the Sanctuary to spread out and be together for worship as one body but still be far enough apart for safety. 4.     No communion will be served for the immediate future. 5.     No coffee hour/food will be served following the service. 6.     Offering will be collected from a centrally located offering plate for you to turn your offering in rather than passing the plate around. 7.     No handshaking or hugging to maintain social distancing. 8.     The service will be an abbreviated service (45 minutes maximum) to reduce exposure time in a group setting. 9.     Hand sanitizer will be available for you to use as needed. 10. Tissues are available in the pews. 11. Nitrile gloves are also available if needed. 12. No more than 2 people per restroom at one time.    Also, if you are feeling ill, have been exposed to COVID- 19, have a compromised immune system, or are at high risk of exposing others, please stay home.  The service each Sunday will be recorded and made available to view and allow you to worship from your home.  Patience, grace, and flexibility from all of us will be necessary on all our parts as we reopen to worship together and we strive to make the most appropriate choices and steps to keep safe and deal with the challenges to do so.  Finally, if you need some assistance, know of someone that does, or have questions or concerns about re-opening, please reach out to Pastor Craig or call me at 360-232-8186. Tom Huffman, Council President FAMILY PROMISE    Thanks to all who supported Trinity’s Family Promise Host Week June 7-14!  Volunteers from Trinity and our support churches, St Stephen’s and Evangel, provided all the evening meals for the week.  Two teams, one from Trinity and one from St Stephen’s, served the meals, following all the pandemic necessary safety guidelines, at Laurie Hall in Kelso where the families have been staying the last three months.  Thanks, too, for your prayers and financial gifts for this ministry to homeless children and their families.  As of late June, “rotational shelter” for the families has again begun in area churches.  Our next Trinity host week is scheduled for September 6-13.  Two current families will soon move into their own apartments.   Thanks be to God!  Our prayers will go with them. WORSHIP AND INFORMATION If you are online check the Trinity Facebook a webpage for updates.  Also check the church’s phone message for updates on worship.  The church office will be re-opening in July on Wednesdays & Fridays 9AM-NOON. If possible, please call during these hours instead of visiting.  Newsletter articles may also be e-mailed or called in to relay if possible.  You may also drop things through the mail slot keeping limited contact.
No calendar for April. Have a safe and socially distant Easter!