Lakeside's In-Person Worship Service
- 9am - Solid Rock Café (Parking only in the East & West lots)
- 10am - Main Worship Service (Parking only in the East & West lots) with overflow seating in the Youth Center
- 10am - Lakeside Live - Main Worship Service Live Streamed Online
- 11am - Lakeside’s Drive-In Church
- 7pm - Wednesday Night Live - In-Person and Streamed Online
- Childrens Ministry and Nursery Available Sundays at 9 & 10am, Wednesdays at 7pm
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns about Lakeside’s schedule or Start-Up Strategy. We are trying to be sensitive to the different levels our Lakeside Family members are at. Therefore we have developed a Sunday morning & Wednesday night service plan with options for all. Service times and options will be adjusted according to the Lakeside Family’s needs and attendances. Jesus proclaimed, “Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of Hell will not prevail against it.” Together, let’s keep our eyes fixed upon our Lord who will never fail us and remember, we’re “better together!”
When I arrive to a Lakeside indoor Worship Service where do I park and where do I go? Parking for the indoor Main Worship Service will be in the east and west parking lots. The South parking lot is reserved for those attending the Drive-In Service. You will need to enter the east entrance or the main entrance (west entry) and you will be directed to your seat. Due to social distancing requirements, it is suggested you do not congregate in the parking lot, lobby, or hallways.
Will the seating be different to accommodate for social distancing? Yes, designated seating will be created for the spacing needed and to limit the number of people who will be able to be seated in the worship center. This designated seating model is also practiced in the Youth Service and Kids Church/Nursery Ministry.
What if we reach capacity and fill the worship center and balcony? If needed, the Chapel and Youth Center will be utilized for overflow and the Main Worship Service will be live streamed to them. Families will be asked to sit together in these rooms as well.
Am I required to wear a mask to attend Lakeside Services and Ministries? At this time, masks will not be required provided social distancing is being adhered to, but masks are welcomed. Vulnerable individuals at higher risk for illness are encouraged to wear a mask or attend our drive-in or online services. Lakeside will not be providing masks due to the limited supply in the marketplace.
How will we safely receive Communion? During the pandemic we are relying on pre-packaged communion servings. Communion servings will be distributed by Ushers wearing gloves and masks. Additionally, during this pandemic, you are always welcome to bring your own communion servings for just your family.
How will offering take place? After praying over the offering, individuals will come forward and deposit offerings in the offering bag held by an usher at the altar. Only one individual representing the family will need to come forward and deposit their offering.
Will the Café be open? No, not until restrictions are lifted allowing for the resumption of food and beverages and only then practicing proper social distancing.
What about greeting people with a handshake or hug? Social distancing should be practiced. Please wave, smile, and acknowledge your friends but handshakes and hugs should be avoided.
When Services or Ministries end, how will I exit the church? The ushers will dismiss you by rows, similar to what you see at weddings. Attenders will be encouraged to leave the church and go directly to their cars. Gatherings should be limited and follow proper social distancing until we reach a post-pandemic stage.
Will sanitizing measures be implemented to prevent the spread of the coronavirus? Yes, the custodial staff will sanitize all touchable surfaces in all ministry areas both before and after services. Additionally, we are endeavoring to enlist volunteers to disinfect during services. However, it is important to note that personal hygiene including the proper washing of hands is the best measure to reduce exposure to infectious diseases.
Will the Choir be ministering in our services? Not initially, because of the social distancing requirements, it makes it difficult to assemble a choir in close proximity of each other. As requirements and the spread of potential diseases ease, choir will resume.
What if I am not feeling well prior to a service, should I attend utilizing a mask and adhering to social distancing? No, you should not attend any service when you are experiencing a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. These symptoms could be the onset of illness and you could expose others in the church despite your best effort to contain the illness with masks and social distancing. You should not attend services if you have been tested positive for COVID 19 or have been in direct contact with a family member or friend who has been tested positive for COVID 19 within the last 14 days. Situations like these should stay home and view services online.
Will there be limitations on how many may use the restrooms? It is difficult due to the size of our restrooms to practice proper social distancing. However, we do have multiple restrooms throughout the church campus. We would suggest using your discretion with restroom use. Additionally, our services will be abbreviated and family-friendly (including children, and babies for a period of time).
Please contact us with any concerns or questions about these Lakeside Service & Ministry Coronavirus Guidelines.We understand many of you may feel these restrictions limit your ability to worship and fellowship freely as you have done in the past. However, for now, these are not normal times and require precautionary measures to avoid someone getting ill resulting in a significant setback to all attenders at Lakeside. As leaders we are responsible for the care and safety of our congregation and the larger community as well.