St. Luke Lutheran Church COVID-19 Updates

Plans to reopen St. Luke Lutheran Church

Please click here for the congregational letter 

 

💒❤️A N N O U N C E M E N T❤️💒

Members and future members,

At this time, we are still uncertain as to when we will return to onsite worship services. We all want to get back to worshipping together as a congregation, however, we also know that we must do so safely.

We have members who have compromised immune systems and are in the high-risk category. We want to prayerfully consider the best for all. 🙏🏻We will continue our online worship services as we formulate a plan for how to safely return. Watch for details as we develop our guidance plan.

Continue to pray for each other. 🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻 Please reach out if you have a need or just want to talk.

God’s Blessings,

Pastor Elizabeth and the Church Council

 

Worship in the Home - ELCA Link

Please click on the link below for the ELCA's Worship in the Home weekly series, usually updated by Thursday of each week for the upcoming Sunday:

https://blogs.elca.org/worship/

 

Sunday, April 26 Worship in the Home Links

Worship in the Home Link:  https://blogs.elca.org/worship/2108/

Hymn:  Is Thee in Gladness https://blogs.elca.org/worship/files/2020/04/In-Thee-Is-Gladness.pdf

 

Sunday, April 19 Worship in the Home Links

Worship in the Home Link: https://blogs.elca.org/worship/2027/

Worship Hymns Links:

                O Sons and Daughters of the King  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rxQAuZiJ-nA

                Thine Is The Glory  https://youtu.be/AG3OZoSXmt0 

Easter Sunday Worship in the Home Links

Worship In Home Service Link:  https://blogs.elca.org/worship/1956/

Worship Hymns:

                The Day of Resurrection! https://youtu.be/bXNf_ftoqRg

                I Know That My Redeemer Lives https://youtu.be/2tMqpruzpv0

             Jesus Christ is Risen Today https://youtu.be/X1brSOs0lMc

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Links

Check out our Facebook page for our LIVE feed

Maundy Thursday YouTube Live stream at https://youtu.be/-QTlbLehZXg

Good Friday YouTube Live at https://youtu.be/Y05nLjJVamo

Maundy Thursday and Good Friday Worship in Home

Maundy Thursday 

Worship in Home:  https://blogs.elca.org/worship/1781/

Links to Worship Hymns:

Where True Charity and Love Abide  https://youtu.be/RTbnOalI7oA

A New Commandmenhttps://youtu.be/yy7W8avIXIY

Love Consecrates the Humblest Act https://youtu.be/jWYorJz4B3E

 

Good Friday

Worship in Home:  https://blogs.elca.org/worship/1799/

Links to Worship Hymns:

          When I Survey the Wondrous Cross  https://youtu.be/Tkx8WAycYAc

          Were You There  https://youtu.be/7T8qwVjfvms

 

April April 5, 2020 - Palm Sunday

As we celebrate Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week, we want to bring you as many resources as possible to make this special as possible while stay safe at home this year. 

Worship in Home Liturgy:  https://blogs.elca.org/worship/1875/

Hymns from Worship in Home resource:  

All Glory, Laud and Honor https://youtu.be/h3a8fTTrAdE

O Sacred Head Now Wounded  https://youtu.be/bKXmHzkttLc

Just A Closer Walk With Thee https://youtu.be/Y6Ks49apflE

In a Palm Sunday message, Bishop Paul Erickson reflects on the meaning and lessons of Holy Week in these challenging times. Congregations are invited to share this brief video in their Sunday worship experiences: https://youtu.be/Jk11XgRfxZ8

 

 

 

April 2, 2020

Thursday blessings to everyone!  We wanted you to be aware of all the great virtual things we have happening as we enter into Holy Week!  Please see the calendar which has the YouTube Livestream links; if you are on Facebook, watch our page/your feed for us to go LIVE.  We will be doing our first livestream FULL service for Palm Sunday - if everything goes well, we will continue to livestream FULL services during Holy Week and Easter!  Pray for us!!!!

Events to remember:

Palm Sunday - posting video on Facebook and website (Connect - Worship recordings)

Maundy Thursday - 'drive thru' Holy Communion 3-5 pm; live service @ 6:30 pm

Good Friday - live service @ 9:30 am

Easter Sunday - live service @ 9:30 am

ELCA is doing a great job of providing Worship in Home services - they have the entire Holy Week and Easter on their blog for you to go to:  https://blogs.elca.org/worship/

 

March 26, 2020

We wanted to bring you another resource for those who would like to participate/lead a more holistic service in their home.  The ELCA Worship is posting "Worship In Home" weekly services including the readings, prayers, and song.  Here is the link to the 5th Sunday in Lent:  https://blogs.elca.org/worship/1637/?fbclid=IwAR3glDAPbdzCVj76gv-njJmuwChnscqtdnuXG7n_TBZHtKZJnnIlMlt9S3Y

Look for our post with Pastor's Gospel and sermon under Connect - Worship Recordings and on our Facebook page to incorporate as part of the Worship in Home!

March 21, 2020

God's blessing to everyone!  We know that this time can be trying for many of you.  At St. Luke, it is important that we keep bringing you God's Word!  Please continue to watch for worship recordings under "Connect"!

March 18, 2020

Hello St. Luke family and friends!

Governor Tony Evers and WI Dept. of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm ordered a statewide moratorium on mass gatherings of 10 people or more to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, effective at 5:00pm on Tuesday, March 17th. This order applies to all public and private mass gatherings.

After discussion by the Church Council, we are suspending our worship services and all activities/events until further notice. St. Luke’s leaders reached this decision only after careful discussion and prayer.

We will continue to find new ways of “gathering” as a church family – please continue to watch for updates on our Facebook page, website, email, or mailed materials.

We are making efforts to bring Pastor Elizabeth digitally to you on Sundays for the Gospel and sermon. We are also hoping to continue with Lent skits and post videos to FB and the website.  See "Worship Recordings" under the "Connect" area of our website.

It is our intent to keep our St. Luke family as updated as possible. We anxiously await the day that we can open our doors for worship and fellowship again!

Contact Pastor, the office or any Council member via phone or email with questions you may have. We are here for you during this time.

Please pray with us for our staff, our Council, our congregation, and our community in the days to come. 🙏

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