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:
FAMILY PROMISE This is an update regarding Trinity’s next scheduled host week June 7-14.  “Thank You!” to Trinity volunteers who with those from St Stephen’s and Evangel Churches will provide meals for the children and their parents.  Due to the pandemic, the families are still housed in “static shelter mode” in Laurie Hall above the Family Promise Day Center in the former Kelso Presbyterian Church.  Please pray God’s blessings on this ministry to the homeless.  Questions, comments: please contact Connie Foss, 360-957-5137.
WORSHIP AND INFORMATION While we are in this hiatus from worshiping in the church building take time to worship and pray and study from home.  If you are online check the Trinity Facebook and webpage for updates and maybe a video message from the pastor. Also check the churches phone message for updates on worship. The church office will be closed during this time.  If you need to leave a message for the office that does not need to be answered right away leave a message.  We will be checking the church messages every few days.  If you need more immediate help call pastor Craig.
LETTER FROM OUR COUNCIL PRESIDENT As I write this article for the newsletter, Cowlitz County is in the beginning days of Phase 2 of opening up. While that is encouraging, the church still needs to remain closed to gatherings greater than five individuals, essentially leaving the church closed to most activities. In preparation for Phase 3 (gatherings less than 50) and Phase 4 (gatherings with over 50 people), the council has been reviewing the requirements from the CDC, the State and suggestions from our Bishops for how to have worship in a safe but meaningful way while
PRESIDENT’S LETTER (CONTINUED) practicing Social Distancing.  We have been gathering needed supplies such as hand sanitizer, masks, nitrile gloves, and a non-touch digital thermometer on hand to have the facility be ready and keep everyone safe as possible.   Normally in June, the congregation would have a Congregational meeting to elect council members.  Due to the church not being open now, and recognizing that even if Phase 3 starts in mid/late June, that many members will remain to stay home and stay healthy, that meeting is postponed.  The council at the May meeting (via Zoom) moved to keep the current council in place until such time that a Congregational meeting can be safely and effectively held at a future to be announced date.  Please continue to call one another and check in with your brothers and sisters in Christ, our church family, and remember one another in prayer.  Keep up the great work that you have been doing. Thank you to all of you that have mailed in offering to the office.  Your generosity and faithful stewardship is appreciated and help the church continue to function. 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
No calendar for April. 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
FAMILY PROMISE This is an update regarding Trinity’s next scheduled host week June 7-14.  “Thank You!” to Trinity volunteers who with those from St Stephen’s and Evangel Churches will provide meals for the children and their parents.  Due to the pandemic, the families are still housed in “static shelter mode” in Laurie Hall above the Family Promise Day Center in the former Kelso Presbyterian Church.  Please pray God’s blessings on this ministry to the homeless.  Questions, comments: please contact Connie Foss, 360-957-5137. WORSHIP AND INFORMATION While we are in this hiatus from worshiping in the church building take time to worship and pray and study from home.  If you are online check the Trinity Facebook and webpage for updates and maybe a video message from the pastor. Also check the churches phone message for updates on worship. The church office will be closed during this time.  If you need to leave a message for the office that does not need to be answered right away leave a message.  We will be checking the church messages every few days.  If you need more immediate help call pastor Craig. LETTER FROM OUR COUNCIL PRESIDENT As I write this article for the newsletter, Cowlitz County is in the beginning days of Phase 2 of opening up. While that is encouraging, the church still needs to remain closed to gatherings greater than five individuals, essentially leaving the church closed to most activities. In preparation for Phase 3 (gatherings less than 50) and Phase 4 (gatherings with over 50 people), the council has been reviewing the requirements from the CDC, the State and suggestions from our Bishops for how to have worship in a safe but meaningful way while practicing Social Distancing.  We have been gathering needed supplies such as hand sanitizer, masks, nitrile gloves, and a non-touch digital thermometer on hand to have the facility be ready and keep everyone safe as possible.   Normally in June, the congregation would have a Congregational meeting to elect council members.  Due to the church not being open now, and recognizing that even if Phase 3 starts in mid/late June, that many members will remain to stay home and stay healthy, that meeting is postponed.  The council at the May meeting (via Zoom) moved to keep the current council in place until such time that a Congregational meeting can be safely and effectively held at a future to be announced date.  Please continue to call one another and check in with your brothers and sisters in Christ, our church family, and remember one another in prayer.  Keep up the great work that you have been doing. Thank you to all of you that have mailed in offering to the office.  Your generosity and faithful stewardship is appreciated and help the church continue to function. 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
No calendar for April. Have a safe and socially distant Easter!