Good morning all:
I hope many of you were able to connect to our service yesterday via internet. At this point it looks as we will be doing “church” like this for the foreseeable future. I want to thank those of you who have taken the warnings from our health authorities seriously as you make extra efforts to care for your, and your neighbours heath. The best wisdom we have currently is to stay home as much as possible and keep our distance (2 meters) when we must leave home.
As mentioned before, email and postings to our official FB page will be my primary way of communicating with most of you. I will try and keep connected with the rest of you via telephone. If you know of people who would like to participate in our services and online ministry, please get them to send their email addresses to firstname.lastname@example.org
Just to recap this week activities via Zoom (and to connect with these simply select the link that I send you and follow the program’s lead. It’s pretty simple.
Tuesday at 12:30- Men’s group
Tuesday at 7:00- Women’s book study
Wednesday at 10:00- Kid’s Time (this is something new we are trying for families with young children. There will be a Bible story, and a few kid’s songs. Lynne will be helping with this (and perhaps hosting next week?).
Wednesday at 6:00- Lutheranism 101
Thursday at 10:00- Morning prayer and study of weekly texts
Thursday at 4:00- Catechism class
Please feel free to join in on any of these that seem of interest to you.
Also, please send in your prayer request (both petitions and thanksgivings) during the week. I will pray for them as I receive them, and corporately at our online Sunday service (if you would like to pray for others by name, please make sure you have their permission).
I’ve been seeing a meme from Martin Luther making its way around social media last week (how surreal is that) when the bubonic plague came to Wittenberg. I’ll send you a link to an article which describes the essence of his writing. https://www.eternitynews.com.au/world/should-a-christian-flee-the-plague-martin-luther-was-asked/
I think his counsel is sound (as most Lutheran counsel is). I think he affirms what I have been trying to convey to you- trust God above all else, live responsibly, and care for your neighbour as best you can.
God bless you all as we keep our physical distance, but remain socially connected as best we are able.
PS- I was my first crows, gopher, and geese this past week. Spring is on its way.