An update from Pastor Andy - April 29, 2021
After a spirited discussion by our Church Council, we have decided to begin weekly in-person worship on June 6th, 2021, 10:00am. We hope to expand back to two services later in the year.
You will still need to sign up in advance so that we don't exceed our available seating due to social distancing. Also, the list will be saved for several weeks in case we need to do contact tracing. Remember that we have a 75-person limit. You will still need to wear a mask and practice social distancing while in the building.
Since the virus is spread primarily by aerosols in our breath and not by surfaces (it is possible to get the virus from a surface, but not likely), we will use up the remaining pre-filled chalice and wafer sets. Once this supply has been exhausted, I will begin handing out the wafers individually (I will be gloved, masked and shielded) and pre-filled cups will be available. We will continue to distribute communion as the congregation is exiting worship, but you will be able to approach the altar to receive it.
It is still not considered safe to sing.
We will continue to offer service on our YouTube channel for those who do not feel safe to attend in-person or are in high-risk categories.
I look forward to seeing those who are ready to return on June 6th.
8:30 AM Service (will resume later this year)
This service follows the more traditional liturgical form of worship familiar to Lutherans as well as those from other liturgical churches. The music at this service is somewhat blended. We sing many ‘old time favorites’ with some of the more contemporary praise hymns mixed in the service. Our Adult Choir sings an anthem weekly from September to June. On the third Sunday of each month our Junior Bell Choir plays an anthem and the Junior Choir sings. On the fourth Sunday of the month our Adult Bell Choir offers an anthem. During the summer months a variety of soloists, duets, etc. enhance this service with their gifts for music. Congregational singing is accompanied with music from our organ. The Lord’s Supper (The Sacrament of Holy Communion) is observed at this services on the first and third Sunday’s of the month in addition to certain ‘holy’ days of the church. The Sacrament of Holy Baptism occurs normally on the second Sunday of the month during the worship service.
10:00 AM Service
This is a simpler more contemporary form of service. The music at this service is blended with a mixture of ‘old time favorites’ and some of the more contemporary praise hymns. Congregational singing is accompanied with music from our organ. Once a month our Praise Band enhances our worship with their gift for music. On the third Sunday of each month our Junior Bell Choir plays an anthem and our Junior Choir sings. Also on the third Sunday of the month the children from our Sunday school attend the opening portion of this service and return to their classes after the children’s sermon. On the forth Sunday of the month our Adult Bell Choir offers an anthem. On the remaining Sundays of each month, soloists and duets provide us with special music. The Lord’s Supper (The Sacrament of Holy Communion) is observed weekly at this service except for the one Sunday in December at which our Sunday school presents their Christmas program. The Sacrament of Holy Baptism occurs normally on the second Sunday of the month during the worship service.
Sunday School and Nursery Care
Sunday School is available at 10:00 AM for ages 3 through high school
Nursery Care is available for both the 8:30 AM and 10:00 AM services