First Lutheran Church

Mission Statement: Loving others in Christ for outreach to all; while providing for God’s diversity.

COVID-19

Jesus heals a person's illness.

Trust in the Lord.  It is hard to rely upon those words, when we are often taught at a young age, to stand up and take care of yourself.  However, it is a time in the world that we need to stand up, use the common sense God has given us.

We need to be in prayer with the Lord to hear the calming voice in our hearts.  From Matthew 6:25-26 (NIV), 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? 26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” 

Bishop Brian Maas in his email this evening said, “I’m writing to urge you to suspend your in-person gatherings for public worship and other events for the weeks ahead. Knowing that policy advisors may change the timeframes again, I would encourage you to suspend in-person worship and events at least through Easter, and be prepared to extend that suspension as needed.”  For the full text of his email, click here.

Effective immediately, we will be suspending all activity (THE FOOD BANK, WHICH RUNS THE 1ST AND THIRD THURSDAY OF THE MONTH, WILL STILL BE HELD. THIS WILL BE A DRIVE THRU STYLE. NO RECIPIENTS TO BE IN THE BUILDING), through Easter.  You will still be able to participate in worship.  On Saturday night, I will record a worship service and have it posted to our Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Worship Tab of the website, Sermons under the Sermon Tab and our YouTube Channel.

For the most up to date information, email and text will be used.  If you have not yet, signup for email and text notifications.  If you are unsure if you have or your email and/or phone number has recently changed, then update you information at:  http://www.flcssc.org/wordpress/stay-updated/

If you know of someone that does not use texting, email or does not have internet access, please call them and inform them of this blog post and its contents.  We want as many people to know as possible, so spread the word.

Finances are always a concern and even more so now.  We need to make sure that giving stays up.  Please, if you are one that brings their offering with them on Sunday, send the offering in via USPS or consider signing up for electronic giving at: http://www.flcssc.org/wordpress/donations/

Because of the perfect love of God, who is Love, in Christ Jesus, we can hear these words and take comfort.  18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18 NIV)

May the peace of our Lord be upon you.  May you know God’s love, grace and mercy through Christ Jesus.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Doug

 

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