Dear Church,

It is with heavy hearts that we are suspending in-person worship for the foreseeable future or until it is safe for us to gather together again, effective immediately.  (There will be no in-person worship on Sunday November 22nd.)  Our Re-Opening Task Force and Church Council have been closely watching the COVID positivity rates and following the Governor’s press conferences and mandates.  We have made this difficult decision to keep our community safe and do our part to stop the spread.

We will continue to offer online worship on Sundays at 9:00 am and online devotions on Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.  All services are pre-recorded, which means that you can watch them whenever you are able after they are posted.  We will also continue to mail worship materials to those unable to access them online.

We will continue to offer Parking Lot Communion and Physically Distant At-Home Communion.  In December, Parking Lot Communion will be held Wednesday December 9th 4:30-5:30 pm and Sunday December 20th 1:00-3:00 pm.  At-Home Communion will be offered the 3rd week of December.  (Please note, At-Home Communion is the COVID safe version of Lay Eucharistic Ministry and is intended for those who are unable to make it to Parking Lot Communion for health or physical reasons.)

This is not the Advent and Christmas Season that we have been dreaming of and planning for.  And we grieve this with you.  We will continue to dream and plan new ways to make this season meaningful.  Please watch your email, Powerlines, and/or Facebook for details as they come available.

If you are not receiving emails from the church, please email with a good email address for you.  If you do not have email and have not been receiving the mailed bulletins, please call and leave a message at the church office to let us know.

If you are in need of assistance, support, or someone to talk and pray with – please reach out to Pastor Melissa, a staff member, or a member of church council.  While we are not physically together, we remain connected as the body of Christ.

May God’s Peace Be Yours,
Pastor Melissa Helfer