Worship in May
As things get better in our county regarding the pandemic, we will be moving into a new phase of our worship life during the month of May. This means we are going to be providing an in-person worship opportunity every Sunday. It will still be outside on the patio with 9:30 AM time being the informal service with the band and 11:00 AM time being the traditional service with hymns and piano. For now, we will also continue to do the pre-recorded worship video services that people will be able to access on YouTube from home.
On May 23, we are planning to do a live communion for the first time since the pandemic started. We will have individual cups and wafers for each separate person to be picked up at the beginning of the service and we will all receive communion together. Since we will be outside and our COVID numbers have gone down, the Church Council felt it was safe enough to add back in this element of worship for a Sunday and see how it goes.
Looking ahead, we are hoping that in June we might be back inside the church sanctuary. If more people continue to get vaccinated and we stay in the “orange tier,” which means COVID cases are lower, this will be our plan. Please know, however, that even when we go back in the sanctuary, we will still be following our COVID protocols with check-ins, wearing masks, and using chairs instead of pews to keep appropriate distance.
You may view any previous worship services by visiting the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Thousand Oaks YouTube channel.