COVID-19 Information Page

Updated: July 19, 2020

Description: This page is dedicated to information about Lucerne Community Church’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic as we reopen our building for gatherings. Updates to this page will occur as new information needs to be communicated. Our goal throughout all of this is to bring God glory, particularly by taking reasonable steps to ensure the safety of the people He has placed into our care.

Changes as of July 19th.

Due to concern about the possibility of singing increasing the transmission of Covid-19, we are now holding services outdoor. We have also changed our service time to 9:00 am and are covering our grass area so that it will be cooler during the service time. Although we are outdoors, masks are still required as a preventative measure.

Health and Safety Measures

In order to reduce the spread of disease at this time, the following health safety measures are set in place:

  • Attendees are expected to check their own temperature at home before coming to the church facilities.
  • If you are running a fever, or think you are running fever, please stay home and care for your health.
  • If you are ill, or think you may be becoming ill, please stay home and care for you health.
  • Everyone who is able to wear a face mask safely are expected to do so for the health and safety of those around them, specifically such as those in a higher risk group.
  • While we ask that everyone brings their own face mask, we have masks available for those who forget theirs or do not have one. 
  • Additional safety precautions are included in the next section.
Service Information

While Sunday service is schedule to resume, there will be modifications. 

  • Only the Family Worship Hour is at 9:00 am outdoors.
  • (Not currently applicable while outdoors) The sanctuary will be able to hold approximately 35 people, due to state and county health guidelines of operating at 25% of capacity. 
  • Sunday School class is hosted online through Zoom at 1:30 pm. If you are not on the Pastor’s emailing list, please contact him to be added so that you can receive instructions and other updates about the church.
  • Snacks and coffee time and after service lunch will be suspended until the church leadership feels it is safe to resume.
  • (Not currently applicable while outdoors) The pews will be taped off into spaced sections to maintain social distancing. Please do not remove the tape yourself. If you are part of a larger family that might need a whole pew, please speak to an usher.
  • (Not currently applicable while outdoors) Entrance and exit of the sanctuary will be guided by ushers. Please wait for and follow their instructions for your safety and the safety of others.
Sermon Videos Available Online

Sermon videos are available online for those who cannot or would prefer not attend in person during this time. Videos are available our Facebook page and our YouTube Channel.

COVID-19 Informational Links

Recommended guidance for places of worship (PDF)

Lake County Health Department (main page)

  • Coronavirus – Lake County health department information page about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
  • Press Releases – Lake County health department press release page regarding COVID-19. Here you will find current, public announcements from the county health department.
  • Testing – Lake County health department information about COVID-19 testing in our county.

California Department for Public Health (main page)

  • Coronavirus – California Department of health informational page about COVID-19. Includes links to alerts, press releases, and statistical information for the state.

U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (main page)

  • Coronavirus – U. S. Department of Health & Human Services informational page about the federal governments response to COVID-19. – Centralized United States government website for information about COVID-19.

World Health Organization (COVID-19 page)