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COVID-19 Related News

December  14th  - 2020

Dear Christian Friends of Calvary-Spring Lake Lutheran Parish,

I hope this finds all of you well!  As I prepared to write to you the words of Sunday’s lesson from 1 Thessalonians are echoing, 


“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”


Over the last few months in our pandemic world, I have given thanks frequently because of all of you! Your faithfulness has kept our two congregations,

Calvary and Spring Lake focused on mission through your generous financial gifts, outreach to mission partners such as Anonymous Santa, 

Operation Christmas Child, local food shelves, quilts etc. You have been patient and kind to one another as well as remembering the communities in which we live.

I write to you now because following our Christmas Eve services, we will take an “in person” worship pause and only offer Zoom services from 

December 27th – January 10th. We are doing so because of the rising case numbers and infection rates for CoVid-19 in the counties of Isanti, Chisago,

and Pine. The Resurrection Team will meet January 13th and review the course of the pandemic in our area and its effect on our congregations.

They will then make a recommendation to return to offering both “in person” and Zoom services on January 17th or that we stay with Zoom only until March 7th.

Each step of the way, we will strive to keep everyone informed of changes as quickly as possible. Such a decision has not been made lightly and has

been made with everyone’s best interests at heart.

One area of congregational life that is affected no matter how we choose to worship is our upcoming annual meeting(s) in January. The leadership is in

consultation with the Saint Paul Area Synod concerning their recommendations on how to meet if we cannot meet in person and how our Zoom worshippers

& “snow birds” might be able to participate in such an event. I will keep you in the loop and let all of you know how the annual meetings will be conducted

as soon as I am aware of the Synod recommendations.

Starting, December 27th we will worship together via Zoom at 9:30 am. Please note that there will be only ONE Zoom service which you may connect to via phone, 

tablet or computer. If you need help connecting, please give the church office a call and we will pair you up with a member who has volunteered to offer technical assistance.

 

In Christ,

Pastor Vicki         



 


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