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The Newsletter for Nov, 2020 can be read HERE
Sunday Service, Nov 1st
Nov 1st is All Saints Day, where we remember those who have gone before us in the faith and rejoice in the unity that exists between the Church Militant (that is, us) and the Church Triumphant (the Saints in glory).
We will offer Communion at 11:00am after our radio broadcast for those in physical attendance. Drive Through Communion will be available the next day (Monday, Nov 2nd), with a sign up link below.
As we gather, we also continue to thank God that the infection rates for COVID have greatly dropped in Wharton County. In late August, 27% of the people tested for COVID-19 were positive. This week, infection rates in Wharton County were between 2-5%. While we rejoice about the improving situation in Wharton, we remain careful and vigilant as infections and hospitalizations for COVID are rising in multiple parts of the State and Country.
We will continue to broadcast services over the radio for those at higher risk. If you chose to attend worship in person we ask that out of love for our neighbor we all strive to maintain the hygiene protocols.
The hygiene protocols are simply what we have heard before. Please maintain physical distance between family groups, avoid sharing objects, wash your hands before and after the service, and wear a mask while entering and exiting, and most especially during singing and responses.
As we learn more about the COVID-19 virus, we now see that aerosol transmission is a greater risk than was first thought. The wearing of a mask while in the church greatly reduces possible spread. For a very good overview of the latest understanding, I’d encourage you to read this article HERE
Please feel free to reach out to myself or the elders with any questions, concerns, or prayer requests.
Drive Through Communion Available:
As mentioned above, Communion will be offered in the church after the radio broadcast on Sunday. Drive Through Communion is available this Monday, Nov 2nd.
I ask that you sign up using the link below.
The link will take you to a site that shows all the available times. Click the ‘Sign up’ to the right of your preferred time slot, then ‘Submit and Sign up’ at the bottom of the page. Fill out your name, the number of people taking communion, and a phone number in case Pastor needs to reach you – then ‘Sign Up Now’ at the bottom of the page. That’s it!
We will use a short order of service. You can download and print your own copy HERE. If needed, a copy will be provided for you when you arrive.
A few things to remember:
- Make sure you sign up using the link above!
- Please drive in from the back of the entrance, so the driver’s side is closest to the church doors.
- Please stay in the car. Pastor Lutjens will bring everything to you.
- Do roll down your window so we can hear each other!
- If you have specific concerns, or would like individual confession and absolution, please contact Pastor directly on his cell phone: 979-488-4560