Welcome to weekend services IN OUR BUILDING! Our world has changed quite a bit in the last few months. People wearing masks. School schedules on hold. Time measured in phases. It seems everything is different. Our church services and the way we worship together in our building will be different too. The biggest difference in how we do our weekend worship will be requiring our church family to register for services due to social distancing requirements. We are also temporarily foregoing congregational singing during our services. Meet us outside for a time of singing 25 minutes before each weekend service.
Be sure to read through the info below for all the new guidelines. If you have small children, check out this video for some encouragement and good ideas about how to do weekend worship together as a family. Scroll down to see a video message from Pastor Brandon.
In the midst of all of the changes in the world and our church, God is still the same as He was last year, today in Phase 2, and forever!
Guidelines for Weekend Services at Lighthouse
• If you have younger children, pack a bag with quiet activities. Our KM2 team will have some things to keep your kiddos engaged during the service as well.
• Before you come to church, take the temperatures of everyone in your group. Bring your mask – you’re gonna need it! Masks are required to be worn by those five years and up when entering Lighthouse buildings. We strongly encourage children three years and up to wear a mask.
• Park in the upper parking lot and head to the main entrance of Building 1 (our original building).
• Join us for congregational singing outside 25 minutes before the start of each weekend service.
If you have preregistered, you will be asked three questions and then cleared to enter the building. You will be asked three questions:
- Did you register online or through the office for this service?
- Have you monitored your health and taken your temperature before coming?
- Has anyone in your household exhibited COVID symptoms?
An usher will guide you into the Sanctuary and lead you to your seats. Seating is based on the size of your household.
If you did not preregister, we will have people who can help you go through the process. If seats are still available in the sanctuary, an usher will lead you in and guide you to your seats.
• Our restrooms will be open but limited to 2 people at a time.
• Our coffee shop remains closed during service times. Feel free to bring your coffee from home. You will need to keep your mask on when not sipping your coffee.
• We have temporarily suspended congregational singing during our services. Meet us outside for a time of singing 25 minutes before each weekend service. Click here to see Pastor Brandon's video regarding this temporary restriction. Click here for the ASL interpreted message from Pastor Brandon.
• If you are attending services in the Sanctuary, please do not go downstairs. Use the upstairs restrooms. Enter and exit the building from the main doors.
• If you are attending service in the Fellowship Center, please do not go upstairs. Use the downstairs restrooms. Enter and exit the building from the downstairs doors next to the Fellowship Center.
• An online bulletin will be provided through our website and our app. Click here for links to this week's PDF and online fill-in sermon notes and bulletin. These links are updated on the Friday of that weekend's services.
Yes - EVERY time you'd like to attend.
2) What are the health guidelines for churches?
There are quite a few - feel free to take a look at Washington State's recently updated guidelines for churches.
3) Will the weekend services be held in the sanctuary?
Yes. Seating will be limited so be sure to register to save your seats. Overflow venues such as the Fellowship Center or the gym are being discussed.
Masks or face coverings are required to be worn by those five years and older who come into LCC's buildings. We strongly encourage children three years and up to wear a mask. Exceptions: those leading worship and our speakers are not required to wear a mask while on our stage.
5) Can we sing together?
Following the guidelines set out by Governor Inslee, the LCC Leadership is recommending that we sing as a congregation outside 25 minutes before each weekend service. While we will have music in our services, we will not be singing indoors. As with all things COVID-related, this temporary restriction may change at any time.
6) What about paper bulletins and Welcome Cards?
We will not be handing out paper bulletins and Welcome Cards have been removed from the seats in the sanctuary. Please visit our website to contact us or request prayer. Click here for links to the online bulletin and sermon notes.
7) Do other members of my household have to make a reservation to attend a Sunday service?
One person can register for the entire household. Registration will be required EVERY weekend for the service you would like to attend.
8) When can Sunday service reservations be made?
Online reservations will be open for the upcoming weekend from Tuesday at 12:00pm through Thursday at 5:00pm.
9) Will I get to sit with my family or do we have to remain six feet apart?
Seating will be according to the number of people in your household. People within the same household will be seated together. Individual households will be separated by at least six feet for social distancing purposes.
10) So, no handshakes, hugs or high-fives?
Correct! Air hugs are just fine.
11) What about Children's and Student Ministries during service times?
At this time, LCC will not be providing nursery, Children's Ministries, or Student Ministries during service times. We do welcome children of all ages in our worship services. Be sure to include them in your registration for the service you will be attending. If you have younger children, consider bringing a bag with quit activities. Our KM2 team will have some things to keep your kiddos engaged during the service as well.
12) Will there be assigned parking?
Parking is not assigned but we do ask that you park in the upper lot in front of Building 1.
13) What about entrances/exits? Restrooms?
Each worship venue will have its own entrance/exit and assigned restroom.
14) What OTHER precautions is LCC taking?
Staff members and guests are allowed to be in the building if they are healthy and exhibiting no viral symptoms. We have additional hand sanitizers throughout the building and our Facilities Team is following additional cleaning and disinfecting procedures when rooms are used.
15) What about the Coffee Shop?
Our Coffee Shop will NOT be open just yet. Plan to bring your coffee drinks from home for now.
16) Will LCC need weekend volunteer help?
What if I am not ready to come back to in-person worship?
• Keep joining us for our weekend services starting at 6:00pm on Saturday evenings on our YouTube channel. ASL interpreted services will stream at 9:00am on Sundays.
• Access our online weekly bulletin through our website at www.lighthousehome.org/bulletin.
• Click here to share your prayer requests with us.
Be encouraged! Know that we care for and love you deeply. Let's continue to worship Jesus no matter our physical location. Keep praying that we may all feel safe to be together soon!
REGISTER FOR WEEKEND SERVICES ON January 23-24, 2021 (OPENS AT NOON ON TUESDAY, January 19)
Due to social distancing requirements, seating in our sanctuary is limited. Click the button below to register yourself along with anybody in your household who will be attending a service on the weekend of January 23-24. Please note: Registration for this weekend will close at 5:00pm on Thursday, January 21.
If a service is FULL/CLOSED, you may choose to attend that service in our overflow area located in the Fellowship Center (first floor of our main building). Services will be video streamed to our overflow area. Online registration is not available for our overflow area. Register when you arrive for service.
Saturday, January 23 at 6:00pm
Sunday, January 24 at 9:00am
Sunday, January 24 at 9:00am (DEAF community)
Sunday, January 24 at 11:00am
Note to parents/guardians: Please be aware of certain sensitive subjects that will be part of the teachings as we go through the Sermon on the Mount. So that you may make informed decisions on how you and your children will engage with these topics, be sure to check out the dates and times below. We love our families and do our best to be as considerate as we can while being faithful to God's Word and what God is trying to teach us.
• January 16-17 - Matthew 5:21-26 - anger and murder
• January 23-24 - Matthew 5:27-30 - adultery and lust
• January 30-31 - Matthew 5:31-31 - divorce and remarriage
Click here to see Pastor Brandon's video ASL interpreted.