Good Morning LMC Church Members!
We pray you are all doing well during this time. We hope that everyone has enjoyed viewing the YOUTUBE LIVE service that was launched last Sunday. Thank you again to the team of church members who have worked tirelessly on this. Please continue to be mindful of those congregants who do not have access to technology or find it difficult, and assist them when possible. A connection is vital for people, and we want to help people as much as possible to stay connected.
Communion is such a beautiful act of worship. It reminds us of Jesus' sacrifice on the cross so that we could live victoriously through Him on earth. It is a reverential time between you and God. Please join us this Sunday in online communion as we remember this sacrifice. Please have your communion elements prepared at home in advance to partake with us. The communion elements do not have to be complicated – a cracker, a piece of bread, and some juice.
*If you are working this Sunday in the sanctuary during worship service, please bring your communion elements with you.
Thank you so much for your attention and participation. We are looking forward to this time of remembrance together.
Due to the nature of online services, privacy has become essential for us to remember. Therefore, we will not have sharing time during our YOUTUBE LIVE worship services. If you have prayer requests, please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org, call group leaders, or any Pastoral Care member. Prayer requests are taken seriously and are prayed over during our weekly prayer times and throughout the week! Please do not hesitate to contact us.
We want to encourage all of you that God is not surprised at what is happening in the world right now. Our Heavenly Father is an all-knowing, ever-present, and all-powerful Father. He is also in the intricate details of our lives. Please take rest and comfort in knowing that we serve a God who loves and watches over us according to Psalm 121:5-8:
“The Lord watches over you – the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
The sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep
You from all harm – he will watch over your coming and your going both now and forevermore.”
Update from Church Board
Thank you to
all who shared regarding in person gatherings for Sunday morning services. As a board we reviewed these comments and
concerns at the board meeting on Wednesday 10/21/2020 and are working on a plan
towards the day that we once again can safely meet together as a group.
1) We are looking at the original document that was created at the beginning of the pandemic, the goal is to stream line it and create a list of task that need to be done during each gathering and filling those positions. We are hoping to have this document revised by the first part of November. We will share this revised document with you and ask you to please consider how you can help with these tasks.
2) We are looking at some kind of "safe" standard as it relates to infection rate in our area and what an acceptable percentage might be... we will work on having some kind of standard or goal that we can aim for. We expect to have this completed before the next board meeting in November.
I do believe that as we consider meeting at the church house for any event, we must follow the minimum guide lines such as wearing a mask, limiting our contact (keep 6' apart), wash or sanitize hands frequently. I was reminded of this during one of the recent events at drive in church service. I was not wearing my mask and did not maintain 6' distance or properly sanitize my hands. For my actions I apologize and commit to making every effort moving forward to not let this happen again.
for us as a board as we navigate this difficult time and work towards a
solution that is safe and covers all members or our congregation.
Church Board Chair,