Frequently Asked Questions
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How Do I Contact a Pastor?
Trinity's pastors are available for you in a variety of ways. Email them together at Pastors@tlcs.church or individually: PastorHector@tlcs.church or PastorJenna@tlcs.church. You can also call the office to connect with them during office hours.
Where Should I Park?
Our buildings and parking lots are accessible for the physically challenged. There is plenty of parking, including convenient handicapped parking. Get directions.
What about Covid Safety?
In order to lovingly care for one another in this community, all in-person worshippers at Trinity who are eligible for vaccination are expected to be vaccinated. The TLCS Church Council, COVID Response Team, and staff arrived at this decision through both prayerful consideration and recognition of available data on best practices for public health. TLCS will continue to offer online worship options for those not yet vaccinated. Learn more about this current vaccine policy. Masks are optional at this time.
How Do I Get More Involved?
There are many ways to connect with Trinity and the many active ministries. The easiest way to learn more and get plugged in is to fill out the interest form, but you can always schedule a time to meet with one of the pastors to explore your passions and interests!
How do I learn more about Weddings, Baptisms, or Membership?
Contact Carl Setzer to get the ball rolling! He'll look at the calendar and put you in touch with one of the Pastors for next steps.
Can I Hold My Event at Trinity?
Yes! Trinity has plenty of space for meetings, recitals, concerts, and all manner of other events. Contact Administrator Don Boelter to learn about Trinity's policies, expectations, and rates, check dates, and get the process started to hold your event at Trinity!
How Long are Worship Services?
Services are typically a little over an hour. Learn more about worship or view recent services.
When Should I Arrive?
Music to prepare for worship usually begins five minutes prior to the actual worship time. So arriving (or loading the YouTube page) a few minutes early allows you to get settled and comfortable, and time to meet, connect & learn.
What Should I Wear?
You will find people dressed very casually (jeans, shorts, t-shirts, etc.), more formally and a great variety in between. Just be yourself. You will fit in.
Where Should My Kids Go?
As Jesus did, we welcome children of all ages as integral members of the body of Christ, and we welcome the sounds and activity that accompany them! There are a number of spaces and activities designed for children to experience and participate in worship according to their needs: Busy Bags, Pray-Ground, Footprints Sunday School, Infant Care Room & Chapel (download flyer for more info). We trust families to work out the best option(s) for them and their child(ren) on any given day.
Where Should I Sit?
Trinity has four main sections of pews. You are welcome to sit wherever you are comfortable (great seats up front)! Parents with children are welcome to sit anywhere, and a Pray-Ground space is available in the front of the sanctuary especially for families with toddlers and young children.
The elevated seating in the southwest corner of the sanctuary (opposite the organ) is designated as 'distanced' seating for those who would like a bit more space.
Who May Receive Communion?
All are welcome at Christ’s table, and that includes children (at their parents’ discretion). If you would like your child to learn more about the sacrament before receiving, please contact Minister of Faith Formation, David Greenlee. Alternatively, children and adults are welcome to come forward at the time of Communion to receive a blessing instead, signaled by crossing your arms over your chest.
What's the Difference Between the Preschool and Child Development Center?
Trinity Preschool provides three hour classes during the school year for children who are 3 by the end of December through Pre-Kindergarten. Each class is designed to engage children’s intellect, curiosity and imagination in a literacy rich environment that supports the needs of each child while leading to Kindergarten readiness.
Trinity Lutheran Child Development Center provides a full-day, year-round licensed childcare for children age 6 weeks to Pre-Kindergarten and school age care in the summer. Each class includes age appropriate activities to meet the needs of the individual child. Children age 3 and up experience a rich, hands-on environment based on Developmentally Appropriate Practice for Kindergarten readiness.
How Do I Schedule a Tour?
Contact one of the Directors to learn more about each program and schedule tours:
Joelle Dudak, Preschool Director (email@example.com or 425-771-8433)
Nanette Erban, CDC Director (firstname.lastname@example.org or 425-771-5393)