Congregational Gatherings Suspended
In-person worship and activities suspended through the rest of the year.
Since the beginning of March, the community of Christ Church Lutheran has chosen to worship at home in order to reduce the risks of spreading the highly contagious and life-threatening coronavirus.
Since then we have been navigating this new reality one day, one step, and one week at a time. We have relied on the knowledge of others, including the CDC, the Minnesota Department of Health, The Minneapolis Area Synod of the ELCA, and other faith leaders in the Twin Cities area. Their collective wisdom has allowed us to make faithful decisions related to health and safety, congregational care, and community service.
At the end of May, after several meetings and thoughtful conversations in which we raised questions and looked at this pandemic from a variety of perspectives, Christ Church council, pastors and cantors have decided to continue our current practice of worshiping at home through the rest of the year. We do not plan to host in-person small or large group gatherings through this same time period. In January, we will reassess the situation and make a new recommendation, using all of the aforementioned counsel.
During this time of separation from our usual gatherings, we still seek to be the Church, the Body of Christ—for each other, our community, and the world.
If you would like to be connected with our community, please reach out to Laurel Jacobson, our office administrator (612-721-6611 | firstname.lastname@example.org). Sunday "Worship at Home" materials are sent out by email every Friday. Other emails are also regularly sent out, connecting us to Zoom Coffee Hours, educational and service opportunities, and updates on our life together. Our Facebook and Instagram accounts also offer glimpses of our community and the life we share.