Our Christian faith, witness and service continue wherever we are. But in this time of pandemic we missed gathering with our brothers and sisters in our own home, our church building. Our congregation leadership has addressed the many issues needed to allow us to safely return to holding services within our sanctuary. We will be following the guidance of both our Governor (see ISDH, https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/) and the LCMS Indiana District (see their post below). As we have all learned, the coronavirus situation changes rapidly and frequently; all plans are subject to change. We will resume in person services on May 24th, for those who wish to attend. For now, we will continue with the 10am time frame. Face masks will be required for entrance into the building – a limited supply will be available but please bring your own if able. For those more comfortable remaining in their car, the service will be broadcast live into the parking lot. For those most vulnerable, and anyone else who chooses, the online messages will continue. Please contact Pastor Bob if you desire a personal visit, or have other needs we can help you address. Watch our facebook page for updates.
What did it look like when you studied it? When was the last time you looked at it? Don’t panic – you don’t need to go looking to find it to review. For the next few weeks, on Wednesdays we’re going to be looking at the fundamentals of our Christian faith as Lutherans. The bulletins and videos for this series will be posted on our website on Wednesdays (even after we’re able to resume meeting together). Please join us, and invite a friend.
Our usual activities are all still cancelled, but Easter is special, so we’re doing something special. It’s still not safe for us to gather in the sanctuary, but we’re still going to have Easter Service, in the PARKING LOT. If you wish to participate (and please do not feel obligated, this is very different) arrive by 10am via the Schwartz Road entrance. Follow the directions of the parking attendants for our temporary layout. Everyone remains in their own car with the same people they’re exposed to at home – the sanctuary will remain closed. You’ll need to have your windows down to hear, so dress appropriately. Come celebrate our Risen Savior.
Oppportunity Knocks – COVID-19 – Let’s Make a Difference
An unprecedented opportunity is knocking on our door.
As believers in Christ, instead of looking in and allowing fear to reign and rule as COVID-19 spreads, how can we look up, look out, and ask the Lord how we can MAKE A DIFFERENCE in real, tangible ways?
- Shopping for food/necessities for an older adult
- Offering child care for parents whose kids are now NOT in school, but they still have to work
- Listening, supporting, and praying for people who are fighting fear.
Who can you call today?
Really! Pick up the phone right now.
Reach out to people around you or in your neighborhood who don’t know Jesus.
Seize the day – !
AND – then ask 5 other believers to DO the same thing.
- Reach out to a neighbor or two
- Ask 5 other believers to put love into action
- Re-post on social media or email friends and family
Let’s mobilize and multiply the miracle of love in action,
Let’s be the hands and feet of Jesus – !!
(originally published Maarch 13, 2020 by Brenda Jank)
The members of Prince of Peace love to gather to share Christian fellowship and deepen our understanding of His Word. Now we are not able to; our church building is closed and our usual services are cancelled. But the love and caring of this congregation is NOT CLOSED. Our hugs may be virtual, but our commitment to each other and our community continues. If you have a need during these trying times – for something from a store, for prepared meals if you are ill, for spiritual support, or even just to talk to a real human being when you’re tired of four walls and electronic voices – PLEASE LET US KNOW. You can call Pastor Bob, call an elder, or anyone in the congregation. Or you can message us on Facebook (just click “send message”) and we’ll make sure your info gets to the right people.