We will worship inside--in our sanctuary--this Sunday, at 9:30 am with Holy Communion. Face coverings and social distancing are required for non-vaccinated worshipers (optional for fully vaccinated). This worship will be also be streamed live to our Facebook page.
From Pastor Ed:
Living and sharing the love of Christ safely with each other and our neighbors, particularly the most vulnerable among us, is at the center of our decision making. So far that has meant that we avoid meeting together, staying as safe as possible. We are not the church because we gather on Shawano Ave, sitting together in our sanctuary. We are church together because the Holy Spirit has gathered us to live and share the love of Christ. It’s not that what we do together in our building isn’t important; it most certainly is. But the love and care at the center of who we are governs how we share our faith during this serious global pandemic.
What Happens Now?
We—your church council and I as pastor—are committed to safely resuming in-person activities, including worship, and other building use (Quilters, 12-step groups, etc.). We will continue to follow phased guidance from the federal government, State of WI, and East Central Synod.
For now, that means meeting together inside on a limited basis, with online worship live streamed to our Facebook page.
What to Expect
We will continue to be inside together worshiping for now (and we hope to continue that). We resumed in-person worship starting Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, We will continue to gather in limited numbers, with safer/changed liturgical practices. Per CDC Guidelines Masks will be optional for fully vaccinated attendees starting May 30. For NON-VACCINATED attendees MASKS REMAIN REQUIRED. We have begun singing on a limited basis and will keep changed communion elements, and no passing of offering plates.
It seems certain that there are faithful members and friends who should not be physically with us. We will go forward with both in-person and streaming worship, and we'll look for more outside worship options when practical/possible.
As council, we have formed a Return to Worship Task Force of selected council members and others including me (Pastor Ed) in an advisory role.
Council continues to meet regularly and will keep you informed through the website and Lifeline about next steps and changes.
Finally, on a personal note, Thank you for your exceptional generosity and care for each other! I also want to encourage you to please continue to be safe and careful. Even though you might be ‘able’ to gather in larger groups, it may not be wise to do so. There is no one among us that is expendable, no one.
A link to just the list of trusted resources is here. I encourage you to review the information
Resurrection Lutheran Food Pantry is committed to the health and safety of our team members and clients. We are closely monitoring CDC and Wisconsin Department of Health Services guidelines. We will follow all recommendations made by local, state, or federal health officials. At this time, we are pre-packing and distribution directly to people in their vehicles. Our normal hours of operation apply.If the Corona Virus/ Covid-9 impacts client relations in any way, watch for updates here and our Facebook page. In the meantime, we are taking the following precautions for your health and comfort.
Worship is at 9:30 a.m.
Child care is available during service.
NO Coffee & Conversation following worship (for now....)
"Feeding Others, One Pantry at a Time."
Our Food Pantry is open every Thursday. Hours vary.
Monday - Thursday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday
We will worship in our sanctuary this Sunday, May 30 Holy Trinity Sunday) at 9:30 am. This service will also be live streamed to our Facebook page. MASKS WILL STILL BE REQUIRED FOR NON-VACCINATED attendees. MASKS will be welcome BUT NOT REQUIRED FOR VACCINATED attendees.