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