We are pleased to announce that the elders are aiming to hold in-person services beginning the weekend of May 23-24, unless new developments or circumstances necessitate any reconsiderations. We will continue to livestream services and provide drive-up Communion for those taking precautions by staying at home. The Lord’s Supper will not be offered during the in-person gatherings for the time being.
New Temporary Worship Schedule Beginning May 23-24
In-person Worship Saturdays @ 5:00 PM & Sundays @ 8:00 & 11:00 AM
Livestream on Sundays @ 8:00 AM on Facebook & YouTube
Drive-up Communion on Sundays from 9:30-10:30 AM
Safety measures will be taken to provide for physical distancing, hand sanitizer, and sanitation in between services. This will limit the sanctuary occupancy to approximately 70, but overflow seating will be available in the fellowship hall. Some areas of the facility will be off limits and the number of services may be adjusted as necessitated. We plan to refrain from physical greetings and passing the offering plate (a drop box will be available). The staff plans to conduct the entire service from behind the altar. The Elders will handle volunteer duties (ushers, acolytes, A/V, etc.) for the immediate future until we have a good handle on these adjustments. Please bring your own personal items (hymnal, Bible, kids’ toys/books/crayons, etc.) needed for worship or Bible study.
Entrance to the building for worship & Bible Studies will be limited to the east entrance under the bell tower.
Parking is available on the street or the east end of the parking lot. Please refrain from parking along the drive-up Communion route. If you are more able-bodied, please reserve closer spots for those who are less abled. Anyone needing handicap accessibility should call ahead to make special arrangements.
Bible study will be provided at 11:00 AM & 6:00 PM on Wednesdays in the sanctuary beginning May 27. Contact DCE Josh regarding other Bible study opportunities.
Children/Youth ministry: VBS & the Youth Servant Event at Lutheran Island Camp are cancelled. High School Fire will resume May 27 @ 7:30 PM in the sanctuary.
Personal Responsibilities: Continue to practice good hygiene, stay home when sick, practice physical distancing, and consider wearing facemasks in public to limit the spread to others.
Vulnerable populations (those over 65 and/or have underlying health conditions): Take extra precautions to practice good hygiene, avoid those who are sick or been exposed to illness, and consider staying home as much as possible.
Christian character: these are less-than-ideal circumstances that will take time to adjust and return to a more normal way of life together, which may mean having to be “un-Lutheran” and sit up front or in a different location than you’re usual spot. Because of Jesus’ sacrifice for you, you are a new person called to put on a Christ-like character. We ask that you please remain flexible, patient, understanding, considerate of others, humble, forgiving, and selflessly & sacrificially loving so that all we say and do is to the praise of God and care for our neighbor (cf. Colossians 3:14-17).
If you have questions, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you soon! Thank you and God bless.