COVID-19 Updates and Resources
Trinity is blessed to have several physicians among our congregation, including Dr. Rachel Presti, who has been leading COVID vaccine research for many months. Rachel is frequently interviewed by local media seeking informed insights, and we recently had the opportunity to hear directly from her during our February Adult Education.
Dr. Presti is an Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Director of the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (ID CRU) at Washington University. She discussed the vaccine rollout and answered our questions.
In case you missed this Adult Education and would like to view the recording, click here.
Effective July 8, 2021
The July 8, 2021 letter to the congregation, including the revised safety policies and procedures in place for now, is linked here.
Please DO review those safety policies and procedures prior to attending in person worship.
Sign Up to Attend No Longer Required
Although we are discontinuing using Sign Up Genius to pre-register to attend in-person worship, you will still be required to provide your name and contact information on the attendance log at either sanctuary entrance.
Arrival, Pre- and Post-Worship Fellowship Outdoors and in the Building
We continue requesting that those attending in person worship arrive no earlier than 9:45 a.m. each Sunday. This allows time for rehearsals, along with sound and other technology testing prior to the service.
We know how much we have all missed both worshiping in person together and catching up with one another. While continuing to practice physical distancing, worshipers may chat outdoors or inside both before and after the service. We do continue to request that worshipers do not congregate at the entrances.
Congregational Singing and Communion
Beginning the first Sunday in August we will provide in person worship attendees with pre-packaged communion elements with which to participate in partaking of the Sacrament.
There continues to be uncertainty about the safety of congregational and choral singing. However, the Session is now allowing quiet congregational singing. Congregants are to remain seated and masked while singing.
Worship Online Continues
While we are delighted to be worshiping in person in limited ways, we understand and respect that for various reasons not everyone may be ready to return to the building.
For those who prefer to worship in the comfort and safety of their home, we will continue to provide the live stream worship service via Facebook Live, with uploads of the service to YouTube, as we have been doing for the past year.
The Church gathers in worship in many places and ways!