We offer limited in-person worship while following the CDC guidelines as well as state and local health officials' recommendations. A reservation is required. Please visit our worship page to make your reservation and learn what to expect.
Pastor Josh Martyn and Pastor Derek Rosenstiel have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and are now fully vaccinated. They continue to take precautions recommended by the CDC.
Recently, on March 16th, the council decided in their monthly meeting to move to the third of four phases of our Reopening Directive after reviewing the data on the status of virus cases and vaccine distribution in our area. We wanted to keep you up-to-date and informed on the steps the church council is taking to reopen the church building safely and gradually to more in-person worship capacity and activities.
After the success of several weeks of limited in-person worship, the council feels it is safe to open more pews for people to return to the sanctuary. If you have not already, please do check out more information on how to sign up for a pew and the process of coming to worship on our website at https://htlcdbq.com/worship.
The worship team has also made plans for Holy Week services and we hope you will gather for worship on these sacred days in our faith life either online or in-person by signing up on the same form above. It has also been decided that we will return to celebrating the Eucharist on the first and fourth Sundays of the month. For those who gather in-person, you will partake of this holy sacrament right in your pews with the prefilled communion cups we used in our parking lot services and on Christmas Eve. What a joy it is to once again gather around the feast of grace given to us in the sacrament of Holy Communion!
Not all of us will feel comfortable returning to in-person worship just yet, and we pray that you will engage in worship in a way that preserves your own emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. We are committed to protecting the well-being and health of us all and will continue to practice safety measures outlined in the CDC and WHO guidelines. Every step that the council has taken in this process has been done with great care for the whole community and we give thanks for all the leaders who have had a part in that work. Please continue to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have as we deeply value your voices. Thank you for being the beautiful and faithful community that you are! We miss you and we love you all! May you always experience the presence of Christ in your lives, and we pray this note finds you and yours healthy and safe in this time!
Pastor Josh and Pastor Derek