I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”Psalm 122:1
Trinity Cathedral will be reopening for public services on Sunday, October 4, 2020. There will be two services on Sunday. One at 8:00 am and 10:30 am, both will take place in the Nave. Christian Education will take place at 9:15 am in the Blue Room (located on the second floor.)
We have taken every possible precaution to prepare for public worship and your return to the Cathedral. Things will look a little different when you come back to the Cathedral. To accommodate and encourage social distancing, half of the pews are roped off. There are hand-sanitizer stations at each entrance. For the safety of the entire community, it will be mandatory for all in attendance to wear a mask that covers both the mouth and nose while in the building. If you do not have a mask, we will happily provide you with one. There are new protocols for receiving communion and offering. Videos will be posted in the next week so that you might know what to expect.
In accordance with the healthcare recommendations, we will be limiting the number of attendees at each services. We ask that those who plan to attend to sign-up. Each week will be sending out an online registration. (If you are not receiving emails from the Cathedral, please be sure to sign-up here on our website.)
The 10:30 am service will be Holy Communion and open to 25 people. The 8:00 am service will be Morning Prayer with Communion once a month. It is set aside for those who identify as high risk. It will be limited to 15 people. The sign-up along with instructions will go out beginning next week.
Both services will be streamed every Sunday. We will also continue our daily services of Morning Prayer and Noonday Prayer. Our 8:00 am Morning Prayer service on Sunday will be 20-30 minutes long if you feel that a shorter online Sunday worship experience would be beneficial.
Everyone may not feel comfortable with returning to the Cathedral. Many of us may not feel comfortable participating in large public gatherings for some time, perhaps until a safe and proven vaccine in available. This is completely understandable. If you don’t feel safe or are at high-risk for medical complications due to COVID-19, it might be better to primarily utilize our online offerings. We will also continue to offer home visits for anyone who would like communion brought to them. You can sign-up here.
We know that this situation is likely far from over. It is unclear how long we will be able to continue having public services at the Cathedral. We will likely continue to make changes as begin in-person worship. Please know that any changes we make will be out of our concern for your safety. If is possible that the Cathedral might have to return to a fully online worship format at some point. But for the time being let’s gather together for worship and give glory to God, side-by-side while we can.
If you have any questions about in-person worship, services, registration, new protocols feel free to email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 412-232-6404.