Trinity's Response to COVID-19 - CoronaVirusConnected Care
During these uncertain times, we wanted to let you know that while the building may be closed, our Church is open. We are excited about the unique ministry opportunities this challenging time will bring.
Our Covid-19 – Coronavirus Strategy
As people all over the world adjust to a new normal for a time, so does our church here at Trinity and the big C church around the world. We are taking the approach that in this time we are choosing to put people first. With that in mind, this page will give you all the information you need to do the same. In this uncertain time Trinity is continuing to work to grow the Faith of people in the Michiana community and beyond, be a support to Families, and to bring the hope of an eternal Future, but also a Future beyond this time and current circumstance.
Faith, Family, Future.
The time for another shift in our worship life has come. Our outdoor service has been a blessing this summer. The weather has shifted and now it is time to come indoors.
Beginning on Sunday, November 1st we are moving to the following worship schedule:
- 8:30 AM Eucharist will be our Sunday Live Stream service on Facebook. It will be traditional/blended in musical format with organ, piano, guitar, vocalists, and instruments.
- 10:45 AM Eucharist will now be INDOORS. It will be contemporary/blended in musical format and led by our Worship Team.
In-Person Worship Guidelines
We all have an opportunity to serve one another by following the guidelines that have been laid out for a safe and healthy environment for all of us to worship in.
We understand there are several voices out there with different feelings and opinions on guidelines like these, please note we are doing our best to make everyone feel comfortable about returning to worship.
These guidelines were formulated not only on the recommendations for federal and local authorities but by the knowledge and guidance of some of Trinity’s own health care workers.
Finally, these guidelines are fluid and will be updated periodically based on the situation and data that is presented.
All attendees (except for infants and toddlers) must wear face coverings upon entering and exiting the building. During all worship services, masks will be required when singing and may be removed during spoken parts of the liturgy. On-screen prompts will indicate the proper times to wear and remove your mask.
Please remember to interact with others from a distance of six feet, even in the parking lots. The seating arrangement has been designed for this purpose. Please sit one household per available pew; or if it is a larger pew, then 2 households can share a pew as long as they can provide 6 feet for social distance in the middle between them.
All attendees must use hand sanitizer upon arriving, as well as before and after using the restroom.
To aid our cleaning crews, please keep touching of surfaces to a minimum. All interior doors will be propped open and all hymnals and attendance cards have been removed from the pews.
Only two people may use the restroom at one time and should maintain social distancing. If the restroom is full, please wait outside and maintain social distancing.
For the complete list of our guidelines and procedures, you can click below.
Support Our Ministry
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Your continued worship through your giving and generosity is vital to continue Trinity’s Ministry during this uncertain time.
Continue or begin your online giving to support the ministry at Trinity. Consider setting up re-occurring giving as a simple and consistent way to give your gift.
Mobile & Text Giving
There are two options for giving from your phone. You can download the tithe.ly app from either the Apple Store or the Google Play store. You can also use the text-to-give feature by simply texting ‘Give’ to (765) 314-4040.
You can simply send in an envelope with your gift to the church at:
Trinity Lutheran Church
30888 C.R. 6
Elkhart, IN 46514
Looking to Help?
During these uncertain times, we have an opportunity to share the calming presence of Jesus with others in our community. We have compiled a list of opportunities to serve that we are currently aware of. If you can assist, please take a minute to fill out the form so we can quickly connect you to the area of need you would like to serve in.
In need of Prayer or Assistance?
We are committed to putting people first as we all deal with these uncertain times together. If you are in need of prayer or assistance please take a second to fill out this brief contact form and let us know how we can help.
Serve our Essential Workers
Download your Prayer Request Flyer
While many of us stay at home during this time, there are many more who are working in essential roles to keep things going and make the rest of our lives a little easier. We would like to show them our support and serve them by offering our prayers. Below you’ll find a flyer you can print off, attach to your door, and let essential workers, like delivery drivers that visit your home, know that you appreciate them. If you are still going to work in an essential business post a flyer, if permitted, in your work place or forward to co-workers as an encouragement. The flyer includes a QR code so that these workers can scan it with their phones, give us a name, and if they would like a prayer request. We will then add them to our prayer chain. Download yours today and show your appreciation for all those working on our behalf during this difficult time.