SUSPENSION OF CHURCH ACTIVITIES
After prayerful deliberation and under the guidance of Bishop Herman Yoos of the SC Synod and our President’s recent call to not gather in groups of more than 10, we have decided to cancel corporate worship and church activities until further notice. This decision was not easy for us. We love to gather together for worship and to have times of fellowship with you. These are our two favorite parts of being pastors! We also do not make this decision out of fear of the COVID-19 virus, but out of love for our neighbor. The church has been called to care for the most vulnerable in society. By closing our doors for a short time, hopefully we can help to curb the spread of the virus.
We will hold online worship on Sunday mornings until this time of quarantine has passed. We will also record the worship service and make DVDs for those folks who are unable to watch at home. Please call the church office and let us know if you need a DVD. We plan to keep the office open as long as it is safe for our staff. We are available for any pastoral needs. Please do not hesitate to call the church or to send us an email.
We have already heard stories of how folks in our congregation are being the hands and feet of Jesus, and serving their neighbors in need. Keep it up! If you are able, this is a wonderfully holy way to share the Good News of Jesus with those around you. We have also had folks reach out to let us know that if we have any members who need someone to grab some groceries for them, they are willing to do so. Again, please call the church office and let us know of that need.
The Psalmist writes:God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in times of trouble.Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change, though the mountains shake in the heart of the sea; though its waters roar and foam;though the mountains tremble in its tumult. The Lord of hosts is with us;the God of Jacob is our stronghold. Psalm 46
God is with us, and though we might not be able to gather together, we are still bound together by God’s love and our care for one another.
The Peace of Christ be with you,Pastors Andrea and Nathan Rice
ONLINE HOLY WEEK SERVICES FOR 2020
Maundy Thursday at 7PM; Good Friday at 7PM; Easter Sunday at 8:30 AM. Click Here to Join Us: Online Worship with St. Luke’s