email sent to church members Aug. 20, 2021
Members and Friends of Trinity
Thanks again to everyone who completed the Return to Trinity survey. Our Covid task force met earlier this week and at tonight’s meeting, council approved their recommendations, as we have since the task force was formed. The full summary is attached and we commend it to you. Adopted Recommendations:
- Due to Canyon County positive test rates @ 22% (covidactnow.org), beginning August 22, 2021 we recommend requiring masks FOR ALL in addition to spacing for all indoor worship.
- Small groups that are able to maintain 6 ft spacing, masks are recommended for vaccinated individuals, masks are required for unvaccinated individuals.
- Sunday school participants will not require masks as we are able to accommodate spacing with our current classroom sizes.
Please read the full summary. I admit that this is not the email I hoped to be sending in August 2021. Nonetheless, know that we are the Body of Christ moving forward together in this time. I have had church meetings Monday-Thursday evenings both last week and this week. Instead of being depleted and exhausted I am full of gratitude for the many faithful people who keep showing up to dream, discern, care for one another, and do the work of discipleship. There is so much love in action put forth by our members through Trinity Lutheran, in your various work places, and in your homes and neighborhoods. None of us is alone. We have one another and we worship a God whose love for the world is boundless.