Covid guidelines for worship

As we continue to review health organizations recommendations for controlling the spread of Covid, we’re updating our policies to reflect the latest polices;

-Masks are still required indoors (except for taking Communion)
-Please maintain social distancing when selecting a seat
-Communion will continue every Sunday as follows:

Communion Best Practices for Health and Safety
-All assistants wear masks and wash hands before communion.
-All are invited to altar rail to commune at the 4:30 and 8:00am services. 
-Please be ready to assemble before the altar when it is your turn to avoid unnecessary lingering. We are aiming for six communicants on each side of the altar.
-You are invited to either stand or kneel before the altar
-Privately sealed communion of bread and wine is available in the narthex, and you are welcome to partake from your pew or bring to altar
-Individual breads are offered at altar by elder/pastor with gloves
-Individual wines are separated and offered in tray by elder
-We will not be using the common cup at this time
-Continuous communion will be offered at 10am service one side at a time.

As always if not you are not feeling well, please stay home. We thank you for your understanding as we continue to navigate through these unusual times.

Our services this weekend

Service Times

This weekend come worship with us:
Saturday: 4:30 p.m. (Traditional)
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. (Traditional)
10:00 a.m. (Contemporary)

The service will be streamed live at 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.


It can be accessed later if you’re not available at that time.

Text to Give FAQs

What are the fees?
Fees are $0.30 per transaction, plus 1% for ACH (bank transfers) or up to 2.9% for credit cards.

Does my mobile giving appear on my end-of-year tax statement?
Yes, we receive reports from our text-to-give vendor that we incorporate into your tax statement.

What do I do when the offering plate comes by?
In our pews we provide “I give electronically” cards to place in the offering plate.

Is there a minimum amount?
No, our text-to-give vendor accepts any amount.

How do I know my offering was received?
First, you will receive an email acknowledgement from our text-to-give vendor. You can also
view your giving history through the web portal you view when texting “giving” to our text-to-give
number. Second, we are increasing our financial statements from annually to quarterly, so you’ll
see your offerings reflected in that statement.

What if I make a mistake?
Simply follow the instructions on your email receipt to receive a refund.

Does the charge show up on my phone bill?
No. When you text ILCDG to (206) 859-9405, you will be directed to a secure, mobile-friendly
giving site where you can enter a credit card, debit card, or bank transfer information. Your
mobile phone account is not charged.

Is my credit card information secure?
Our text-to-give vendor is compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards. Your card
information is encrypted for transmission using secure socket layers. A compliance fact sheet is
available upon request.

Is it ok to charge my offering on a credit card I carry a balance on?
We strongly discourage going into debt by giving using a credit card. For those who use their
credit cards for convenience or monthly points and cash rewards, please note the 2.9%
surcharge. Our preference is to receive as many of our gifts as possible from bank transfers, by
either check, Simply Giving, or text-to-give.

How do I link text-to-give to my bank account?
When you follow the link provided via text and follow the instructions to set up a secure account,
you will have the option to give via credit card or bank account. If you choose the bank account
option, you will receive instructions to verify your account. The verification process takes up to
five days.

What if I encounter technical issues?
Feel free to contact Michael Dunkin: with any technical or billing issues.