“God is our refuge and strength an ever –present help in trouble …Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” Psalm 46:1, 10, 11 (NIV).
Greetings to you in the wonderful and powerful name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is rapidly changing our world. We are attempting to do everything possible to care for our Faith Ambassador Lutheran Parish and the community. Our leadership shares the concern and value of wellbeing and safety of everyone.
As an extra measure of caution in the light of current COVID- 19 situation, the following worship sites within the Faith Ambassador Lutheran parish made decision to cancel this Sunday March 15th and Wednesday March 18th services.
St. John’s, Cuming County Line
St. Paul’s, Uehling
Hooper care center (Third Sunday service), Hooper
At present the following worship sites will have regular worship services on Sunday March 15th and on Wednesday March 18th:
United Evangelical, Scribner
St. John’s Lutheran, Ridgeley
Although it is hard for not coming together in person for worship at various sites, we could still be connected in spirit and join in the worship. Karna Dam agreed to share the zoom room link for all to access and I am working on sharing the message through this resource. This will be available for tomorrow morning at 9 am. The recording could be available later as well. Please watch for the details.
As you may have heard numerous times through various resources and messages, please follow the guidelines from the government, for your own safety and the safety of others in the community and worship sites.
- Kindly make a decision to stay home, in case you are not feeling well or have any suspicion that you may have been exposed to the infection.
- We share peace in other meaningful ways instead of shaking hands and without any physical contact (for example, you can wave or show the sign peace). During the last Wednesday worship, I introduced the Indian greeting “Namaste” just by folding hands in the sign of prayer posture. Make sure to wash your hands thoroughly and as frequent as possible (for example, you can recite our Lord’s Prayer while you wash your hands). Be comfortable in using any of the suggested hygiene practices to keep you safe during these times.
We are people of faith and we have great assurance that God is our refuge and strength in times of trouble and uncertainty. We are people with hope who observe Lent, Good Friday, and not to forget most importantly, the Easter!
Although some changes are in place, we will continue to serve our community and care for one another.
Please feel free to contact Ron Bopp (402-720-5633) or myself (402-936-0566), if you have any questions or concerns.
If you or someone you know would like a call from me or Vicar Bob (402-459-1486) or any of our visitation ministry team, feel encouraged to call us. Please check FALP website, email, and Facebook for updates and announcements.
God of our help in ages past is still present with us, and He is still our hope in the years to come.
With prayers for God’s protection and Blessings,