Safety information


Christ the King Lutheran Church takes the safety of all members of the community seriously. As we’ve prepared for in-person worship, we’ve taken care to implement best practices from state and national public health experts as well as recommendations from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Metropolitan D.C. Synod.


The risk of exposure to COVID-19 can never be reduced to zero. But by combining the steps taken by the congregation with the good faith and common sense of the members of the community, we believe we can mitigate the risks enough to enable in-person worship.

What we’ve already done:

  • Invested in enhanced air circulation and filtration in the sanctuary.

  • Installed hand sanitizing stations in key locations.


What we’ll continue to do:

  • Employ traffic flow that will maintain appropriate physical distance.

  • Seat worshipers so that appropriate physical distance can be maintained.

  • Regularly clean surfaces and worship materials.

  • Provide clear guidance and instruction before, during, and after worship.


What we ask of every worshiper:

  • Wear a mask at all times while indoors (except when eating the communion elements).

  • When speaking, singing, or humming, do so at a lower than normal volume.

  • Keep a physical distance of 6’ from anyone who is not a member of your household.

  • Wear a mask outdoors unless you can maintain 6’ distance from others.

  • Wash or sanitize your hands before coming into worship, before coming forward for communion, and after receiving communion.

  • Stay home if you have any symptoms associated with COVID-19 or the flu.

  • Stay home if you have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 14 days.

  • If you are over the age of 65 or have any conditions that might compromise your immune system, discuss with your physician the advisability of attending worship.