COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Dear Siblings in Christ,
As you have likely heard by now, Missouri relaxed its stay at home orders on May 4, 2020, and both St. Louis City and County have announced plans to begin relaxing some of their stay at home orders beginning May 18, 2020. The county slow reopening policy includes guidance for churches to begin reopening with provisions for social distancing and the health and safety of attendees.
During this COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic the staff and the Session continues to monitor the health and safety guidance provided by various medical and civil authorities. Currently the Session’s “indefinite” closure of the Trinity Presbyterian Church building adopted on March 13, 2020 remains in force. This means that even when County orders change on May 18, our building will remain closed and our worship services will continue to be electronic only.
Above all we are guided by this question – “What do we have to do to provide a safe place to worship when the time does come to gather together again?” We are striving to glorify God’s creation by focusing on safety and the health of our community. Because there is still so much uncertainty with this virus and how to safely gather, we are not ready to re-open the building or worship in person. We will communicate clearly and often as plans develop, and plan for frequent re-evaluation and improvement.
We remain committed to ministering to each other and worshiping together as best we can in these new formats. We are constantly evaluating our live-streamed worship service and church programming to determine if we can better meet the needs of our members.
If you have any comments, feedback, or would like further discussion, please reach out to the chairs of the Worship Committee:
- Jan Schulte-Glad at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 566-3280
- George Van Hare at email@example.com or (314) 520-5618
- Or the Clerk of Session, Brian Muegge, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 276-4983
May the Peace of Christ be with you.
Pastor Marilyn and the Session