Indoor Worship Procedure

UPDATE NOVEMBER 13, 2020 – In-Person Worship is Suspended

In our nation, in Michigan, and in Kent County, the trends of the COVID virus are alarming and scientific data is showing how significant a crisis this pandemic is right now.  In response, the CLC Council met last night and decided to suspend in-person worship.  It was a challenging and emotional decision to make, but Council voted unanimously to promote safety in our community.  CLC will hold weekly virtual services on our YouTube page.  The Good News of Jesus Christ will continue to be spread and the heart of CLC’s mission will remain strong.

UPDATE NOVEMBER 5, 2020 – Following the Emergency Order by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, only 65 people are allowed in the church building at a time.  If you wish to worship in the sanctuary, you are invited to come early to attend our 10:00 a.m. service.

Please be understanding that once we have reached 65 attendees, anyone else who comes to enter the building will be asked to listen in their car or watch on their iPad, mobile device or computer. God’s word and presence will be with you wherever you choose to worship. If the Emergency Orders change before Sunday, we will do our best to notify you of the cancellation of indoor worship.

Please stay healthy and stay safe.

Beginning November 1, we will be offering one service that will begin each Sunday at 10:00 a. m. It will be a combined traditional and contemporary worship format.

Below you will find a guide to the protocols put in place to keep our church family as safe as we can provide. Remember if you have health risks or are uncomfortable in a large group gather, please know the church service will be available on Spreaker, YouTube, and the FM transmitter in our parking lot on FM 93.9 if you would like to listen from the parking lot or home.


Your Health

Prior to coming for worship, make sure you are healthy. Do not come if you feel sick or have a temperature.


General Congregation – Form a line 8ft. apart on the WEST sidewalk of the Main Entrance doors.
FAST PASS Arrival* – Form a line 8ft. apart on the EAST sidewalk of the Main Entrance doors. *For members who need assistance in being seated quickly.


Must be worn covering the nose and mouth at all times while in the building. *If you cannot wear a mask, we ask that you worship with us out in your car or in the comfort of your home.

Greeter Table (Outside Under the Portico)

The Worship Bulletin is available here. (You can download the latest bulletin from the announcements page, here).
Prayer Cards may be filled out at the table and then handed to an usher. If you are worshipping in your car or from home you can submit your prayer requests online at
Masks will be available if you forgot yours at home.

Your Belongings

Your coats, hats, purses, etc. are to stay with you.


A greeter will direct you to an usher that is at the double door entrance to the Sanctuary. Ushers will seat people from the front to the back of the sanctuary. (Similar to how guests are seated at a wedding).

Family Seating for families with young children, tables will be spaced apart in the gathering space to allow your family more room for movement. Please bring the items you need to entertain your children in your specific area during worship.


Only Nicholas Hopkins, the Minister of Music, will sing the hymns and songs. Worshipers may not sing. They are encouraged to follow the text.


Initially, there will be no communion offered; we will revisit this as we become accustomed to the new practices with safety in worship.


Stay seated until an Usher indicates it is your turn to leave. They will start from the back of the Sanctuary and move to the front. Please promptly exit the main double doors.


Offering plates will be placed at the Main Entrance exits.


In an effort to ensure everyone is able to stay safe and healthy and still participate in worship with us we have several options available for remote participation. Each week the bulletin is posted on our Announcements Page so you can follow along with the service and see the readings for the week.

YouTube Video

Video – Live Stream & On-Demand



Audio Only – Live Stream & On-Demand


FM Transmitter

Only available during the service in our parking lot. Tune your radio to 93.9 FM.


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