Worship and staying connected at Holy Cross has looked a little different over the last year. While we could not gather in person, we have offered pre-recorded worship videos on our website. Those videos are available to view and share at your convenience on the Sermons page. We will continue to add them on Sundays. We also offer drive-in worship services on Sunday mornings in the church parking lot. We will continue to provide drive-in worship options.
While we continue our pre-recorded virtual worship option and the drive-in worship option every week, it is our hope to also offer an in-person worship service. Beginning Sunday, April 11, we will offer an in-person worship option at 8 am. All three of these worship options will feature the same sermon message each week.
Currently Lake County COVID-19 status is a phase 4 per Illinois Department of Public Health. If there is a return in our COVID-19 status to phase 3 for our region by Illinois Department of Public Health, we will suspend the in-person option. For in-person worship, the procedures will be as follows:
In-person Worship Procedures and Guidelines:
Registration will be required as we are only able to accommodate 125 individuals at a time. Reservations will be on a first come basis and will need to be made for each in-person service that you plan to attend. Registration will be open on Monday through Friday for the following Sunday. If you make a reservation but your plans change, please cancel the reservation as soon as possible to allow others to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Masks will be required for everyone (age 2+) upon entry to the church building and for the duration of the worship service and the time that you are in the church building. We will direct everyone to immediately leave the church building upon completion of the worship service. There will no receiving line nor congregating of groups in the gathering space.
Check-in stations will be set up in the gathering space. You will need to sign in, register your temperature and use a hand sanitizer (provided). Anyone with a temperature exceeding 100.4 F will not be allowed to attend worship. You will immediately be directed to the sanctuary seating. Please allow extra time for the check-in process. Coat racks will be unavailable. You will need to carry your coat into the sanctuary.
Seating pods of various sizes will be able to accommodate different sized groups that meet guidelines for social distancing. Please use one that is appropriate for the size of your group. There will be no need to share a seating pod with someone who is not part of your group. The chairs are connected and we ask that no one makes changes to the seating pods other than assigned ushers.
There will be no fellowship opportunities provided before or after the worship service.
Per Health Department guidelines, there will be no practices and performances where there is increased likelihood for transmission from contaminated exhaled droplets.
Please check this page for any updates or changes to our planned in-person worship schedule.
In-person Worship Schedule: