May 4th, 2020
Beloved family in Christ,
I come to you once again with an update on the process of discernment in which our synod and council have been engaging in response to COVID-19.
Our St. Paul Lutheran Council continues decision-making with the health and well-being of our community in mind. We have once again made the decision to continue our efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our community by extending the suspension of all in-person gatherings through May 31st, in accordance with the recommendations of the government and the MN Department of Health. As always, we will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates using our various outlet sources.
Although our in-person gatherings are suspended, our ministry continues. The church office will remain staffed during regular hours (Tuesday through Friday, 8:30 – 4:30) to answer calls. We ask that you refrain from coming to the church unless it is an emergency. You can reach Tammy at the office at 357-2212 or Pastor Ally at home at 357-4805 with any questions, concerns, or needs you might have.
Our weekly worship services continue to be available online. You can visit our website (www.stpaul-lc.org) for these services as well as other announcements and resources. Our dial-in devotion line is still being updated daily, the number for that is (651) 203-4195, and we will continue to update our Facebook page. Please stay tuned for updates and future worship opportunities.
During this time when we are unable to gather, the ministry of our congregation continues and so I invite and encourage you to consider how you might be able to continue your support of this ministry during this time. As I have mentioned before, this is a congregation that has always persevered and I am so inspired by this support. I ask for this same support in this time and in the future.
“For I know what I have planned for you,” says the Lord. “I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope.”
— Jeremiah 29:11
May we live into this future filled with hope as the Body of Christ. Grace to you and peace this day and in the days and weeks to come.
Peace be with you,
Pastor Allyson Bowman
Welcome! We’re really glad you’re here.
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It is our hope that you will find the information you need to answer your questions. Please do not hesitate to call the church office at 507/357-2212 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
~ God calls us to journey this life together from our first breath to our last ‐‐ growing as disciples, supporting each other and loving God and all people.
Our mission Statement:
As people called by God, we gather to worship and praise Him in a safe sanctuary where all people are invited to learn and grow in the word of God with unity and fellowship.
We support each other in faith and obedience to Christ. We love, care, and respect one another as God’s people. We commit ourselves to serve and tell others about Jesus. We pursue God’s love and peace in every area of life. The faithfulness of our gracious Lord provides sense to our days and hope to our future.