Worship in June
Worship in June
9:30 AM – Informal · 11:00 AM – Traditional
In the month of June we are looking forward to being able to open up our sanctuary so that we can worship in person in our sacred space.
While we will be going back inside the sanctuary we will still maintain our COVID protocols. Those include:
- Checking in before entering the sanctuary – This means recording contact information and a temperature check
- Wearing a mask
- Having a song leader behind plexiglass
- Congregation singing at a quiet level with masks
- Still no choir – Maybe adding smaller singing groups in the months ahead
- No pews – Chairs will be set up with distance between them
- Doors will likely stay open for better air circulation
- There may be outside seating available on the patio for those not comfortable going inside
- Service times will remain at 9:30 and 11:00 AM, unless one service gets too crowded
You may be wondering if we will be adding the 8:00 AM service time because we are going back inside. For now, we are not planning to add the early service. This is because we have not yet seen the demand at the two existing in-person services that would indicate we need to add a third.
With our COVID protocols it also takes more volunteers to set-up and take down than it did before. We have a nice core group of folks who have been helping with this during the outdoor services, but some of them are leaving during the summer and we don’t want to stretch this group too thin.
The plan is to try 9:30 and 11:00 AM as a summer schedule and see what happens as we look to plan for the fall. The one caveat would be if the 11:00 AM traditional service becomes so full that it is hard to keep a distance between seats. If this were to occur, we would need to consider adding a third service before fall.
We will continue to offer an online worship opportunity, but at some point we will begin to change towards a livestreaming option as opposed to a pre-recorded service.
Thanks for your continued patience and flexibility as we adjust to this stage of our worship.
You may view any previous worship services by visiting the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Thousand Oaks YouTube channel.