Details for Liturgy of the Word with Communion on Washington Island

Please join our Washington Island faith community for Liturgy of the Word with Holy Communion
Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.

Please know that at this time, your participation is entirely your personal decision as dispensation from Bishop Ricken remains in place. Click Here to read.

As Trinity Lutheran Church is closed at this time, this service will be held at the Kahlscheuer home on 1840 Detroit Harbor Rd.

Larry Kahlscheuer will preside outside while attendees sit on the front lawn.  

Please bring your own lawn chair or blanket to sit on during the Service.  Families that live in the same household may sit together during worship. We will have space on the pavement for you to sit if you have difficulty walking on the uneven lawn. We will try to keep rows for social distancing.  The Diocese is limiting Masses to 25% capacity. For this reason, we are respectfully limiting attendance at each service to 35 attendees.  
Please use good hygiene, wash your hands, and use your bathrooms at home before you come.

There is room for 10 cars in the parking lot.  You can also park off to the side of the road and walk up.  Please park properly to avoid unwanted complaints.  If you have trouble walking or need assistance please park in the parking lot.

Temperature taking, wearing a mask, and sanitizing hands will all be steps to attending Services, just as they are now for the Communion Services Outside of the Mass. 

There will be no congregational singing and no sharing the sign of peace during service.

During the pandemic all are strongly encouraged to receive Holy Communion in the hand.  To make it easier for you, Larry will step down from the porch and come to you to distribute Holy Communion. Those who elect to receive on the tongue are asked to open their mouths wide and tilt the head back slightly. If you elect not to receive Holy Communion, cross your hands over your chest.

*In the event of inclement weather bring an umbrella! If we cannot gather safely outside for a Mass, we will have a simple Communion Rite (as we did on May 31 & June 7) on our porch at 10:30 and 5:00.

 Out of Christian charity, we ask that all pause and think of how the steps we are taking to ensure everyone's safety is part of the love of Christ. We all want to return to Mass and we all want to do so as safely as possible.