2020 MISSION CONVOCATION
The North American Lutheran Church (NALC) is hosting its first ever Virtual Mission Convocation.
Friday, August 7, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Saturday, Aug. 8, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM.
This is a great opportunity to meet my friend, Bishop Dan Selbo and hear about the 2020 vision, hear from missionaries like our own Didi Panzo, and see what our national church body is all about.
We are Christ Centered, Mission Driven, Traditionally Grounded and Congregationally Focused.
The cost is free, but register online at thenalc.org to receive schedule and other materials.
INDOOR WORSHIP THIS FALL
We have been enjoying our outdoor worship space this summer and the opportunities it has provided for navigating several of the restrictions presented by COVID-19. However, we do need to consider how moving inside may impact our worship routine. The indoor worship plans include space in the sanctuary and the Fellowship Hall, broadcasting on the FM frequency for cars in the parking lot, and continuing to provide on-line audio and video recordings of worship on Sunday afternoon.
Once again, please email Lisa at [email protected] to give us your best estimate of your Fall worship plan and a number of people participating from your household.
- I’ll be there!
- I’ll be there in my car.
- I’ll continue to worship online for the foreseeable future.
YOUTH AND FAMILY MINISTRIES
Hey all, Jacob here!
I hope this edition of Scribe finds you well. I have thoroughly enjoyed seeing and talking to many of you on Sunday mornings and know that even those who are choosing not to join us just yet are with us in spirit.
I want to give a special shout out to all of the children, teens, and young adults. It has been a pleasure talking with many of you and I look forward to when restrictions are lessened so we can be together in person. I also want to say that my thoughts and prayers go out to the teachers and students this Fall. You are pioneers in a different world but please know that with Christ you can succeed.
As another month comes to a close I look back and reflect on just how much we can fit into such a short time. As many of you have seen I continue to give the children’s message every Sunday morning. This has come to be a time that I enjoy very much and although we cannot yet sit and fellowship with each other in person I have enjoyed seeing them and their responses to these messages. I am also comforted by those who I know are present at home watching online.
This month we held our first ever digital VBS. The most children I counted to be doing the at-home VBS at any one time was 27 kids. I know that several families had scheduling issues or were not comfortable with zoom and thus led their own VBS with the material and instructions that we had provided. We had prepared care packages for each family which included zoom instructions, crafts, and the week’s curriculum. Rainbow Trail did a fantastic job facilitating VBS and I was there to help out with any technical glitches that were within my ability to help. Although definitely not ideal I am glad that we chose to move forward with this event.
Speaking of online we are still offering our services online to those who are still wanting to view them. Patsy Wurster has continued to do a great job with populating the website. I know that there are many of our brothers and sisters in Christ who choose to use this format and will continue to use it in the Fall.
Although we have not yet, as a church, met inside for worship in several months we have done our due diligence to make sure that we can facilitate an indoor service if and when it becomes necessary. We even have activities for children to give the kids something to do. These include activities such as play dough, coloring pages, and cut & glue crafts.
Although I am excited in the life and activity of the church I am also eagerly looking forward to what God has in store next month as well. My prayers with you all as we continue to give God glory and better further His kingdom.
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