Pastor's Corner

July 2020

You’ll notice various changes in the way our church looks as well as new practices and protocols. We understand these changes may be difficult and we are here to support you. Our goal is to work together to ensure you feel safe and secure as we can navigate the complexities of our “new normal.”

Here are some things we are implementing to help keep our worship safe and to support you:

  More frequent cleaning and sanitizing.

  Access to hand sanitizer throughout the church.

  We are adding a second service. Join us at 10:30 in the Sanctuary beginning June 28 - by sign-up only to maintain social distancing. We will continue at 9:00 am in the Parking lot. Holy Communion will be celebrated in alternating services, one Sunday at 9:00 on week, the next at 10:30 the following week. We will also continue to stream the services on social media at www.Faith-Lutheran.net.

  For services in the sanctuary please follow the directions of the ushers. Seating will be limited to facilitate household distancing to keep us all safe.

  Watch for updates of our policies and requirements for your health and safety, and our faith family.

  While there are technically no limits on the number of people allowed to gather in our building at one time, we do need to practice household social distancing. Therefore, we will use a sign-up (by internet or phone) for the 10:30 Sanctuary service. The last thing we want to do is have to close down again.

Here are some things we expect you to implement to help keep our worship safe:

  If you feel sick please don’t come to church. Check out our online services at: Faith-Lutheran.net.

  Please don’t come to the 10:30 service before 10:15. That will allow us to clear the parking lot, and stay safely apart as   we enter.

  Wash your hands often, and for the recommended 20 seconds.

  Stay at least 6 feet apart when moving through the church.

  You should, but are not required to, wear a face mask or cloth face covering.

  Be considerate of your fellow members as we gather, and those who choose not to worship in person with us yet. Remember, we’re all in this together. Pray for the day we can all be safely together again.

  Speak with Pastor, an Elder, or the Congregation President if you have questions or concerns.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation, Your Pastor and Elders.

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Of course, when is life not full? Well, an empty schedule can come with age and the things that go with it, like arthritis and other chronic conditions slowing us down, but even then trips to the doctor seem to keep a schedule full. But life at any age or stage can also be empty if all of our activity is done apart from God. At the pinnacle of popularity during His earthly ministry Jesus said to His disciples, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31).

Is your life full? I sure hope so ... full of God’s grace and peace, that is. Having that, all else fits in its proper place.

Living in His grace, +Pastor Charlie Adams

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Following Jesus is always an adventure in faith. He leads us to the Father by the power of the Holy Spirit, and we are blessed with forgiveness, peace, and new life. Celebrate those blessings in weekly worship, and help us sing His praise, thanking Him for His many gifts.

“And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.” (Hebrews 10:25)

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Do you know someone who would like to know more about Jesus? ... the church? ...

What are Lutherans all about? How does Jesus influences our lives today? Invite them to join you in worship, and let them know I would be glad to talk with them, and if desired teach them the basics of the faith.

Blessings to all!   +Pastor Charlie Adams

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