Rev. Garry A. McCracken
Cell #: 314-348-2474
(in case of emergency)
1307 Boone Street
Troy, Missouri 63379
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Report of the Special Trinity Lutheran Church Leadership Meeting
On August 29, 2021, Pastor McCracken called a special meeting of the TLC Board of Elders’ and Board of Parish Leadership between the 8:30 & 11:00 AM Divine Services. The purpose of the meeting was to address how we as a congregation can work to help slow the spread of COVID amongst the members of Trinity (especially amongst those too young to receive the vaccine).
Here are the decisions that were made by our leadership team.
Sunday School & Adult Bible Class:
Masks are required of our students, teachers, and parents.
Tables will be set up for safe social distancing.
Adult Bible Class – tables safely set apart. No more than 4 people per table.
Same set up for Junior Confirmation Classes.
Our Board of Fellowship Chair, Carol Klostermann, has put forth some safety protocols so that we can have fellowship luncheons. Tables will be safe socially distanced apart. Limited seating at each table. People must wear masks and serving gloves at the serving table.
Holy Communion distribution will continue in our usual custom. Pastor and assisting Elder will wear masks and latex gloves for the communion distribution.
No more than 4-5 people at the communion rail.
Kneeling at the communion rail (which had recently been returned to) has been suspended.
Seating in the Divine Services:
Every other pew will be roped off so that we can maintain some safe social distancing.
At this time face masks are not required. If you feel comfortable wearing a face mask, please do.
If you are sick, please stay home!
If you show symptoms of COVID, please go get tested!
If you test positive for COVID, and have been to church recently, please contact the church office or Pastor McCracken. If you desire, we will maintain your privacy. We simply want to know in order to contact those who were exposed to you.
We respectfully ask that if you have not been fully vaccinated, you would prayerfully consider it. It truly is our best hope against more outbreaks, especially against those who are too young to receive the vaccine.
Pastor Garry A. McCracken
This coming Sunday, October 17, 2021, we will be having our TLC Church Picnic. Weather permitting, we will worship outside on the east parking lot. There will be chairs outside for those that wish to use them. You may bring your own lawn chairs to sit on, or you may wish to remain in your vehicle and listen via an FM transmitter that our Board of Elders’ Chair, Don Von Dach is providing. We believe that this will provide an atmosphere where everyone can worship together in a safe and secure environment.
Our day will begin at 9 AM with Sunday School, while the adults will be setting up the chairs and equipment for the worship service. When you drive onto the parking lot, an usher will be there to give you a bulletin, an individual communion set (wafer on one end and plastic chalice with wine on the other end). Another usher will be there if you have a tithe or offering you may wish to give. You will then be directed as to where to park.
Our Divine Service will promptly begin at 10AM. Once the service is over, if you desire to leave, you certainly may do so. We thank you for worshipping with us and hope to see you soon. We understand and respect any concerns you may have.
Following clean-up of our parking lot, we will have a Fellowship Luncheon. Members are asked to bring a side dish and a dessert to share. We will also re-dedicate Palmer Field. There will be a home run derby (whiffle ball), as well as our perennial favorites—corn hole and bingo!
We hope to see you for some, if not all of our activities this Sunday! Pastor Garry