Reconciled in Christ Welcome Statement

We welcome all who are seeking God’s love and grace. We welcome all because God welcomes all, regardless of race or culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or relationship status. We welcome all without regard to addictions, physical or mental health, imprisonment, socio-economic circumstances, or anything that too often divides us. Our unity is in Christ.”

Approved at the January 2020 Congregational Meeting

Sixth Sunday of Easter

Edited Version

This 6th Sunday of Easter, May 9th, we will gather in-person outdoors in our parking lot for worship. Holy Communion will be provided. Please wear a mask and bring your own chair. We will gather for a physically distanced fellowship time immediately following outdoors  for those who would like to. I encourage us to stay a little while and greet one another as we begin to slowly return to some of our regular practices. Coffee and goodies will not be provided just yet.

We will also be announcing the election of a new Bishop for the 190 congregations of our Sierra Pacific Synod, who will serve for the next 6 years. Please keep this election in your prayers as Barbara Rice, Kent Madsen and myself will be attending the first-ever virtual online Synod Assembly that began Thursday May 6 and ended Saturday May 8.

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Fifth Sunday of Easter – May 2, 2021

Here is the recorded service in our sanctuary for worship this 5th Sunday of Easter. We will be singing a new Easter song as the Hymn of the Day.

Print off the attached bulletin and be ready to sing and pray with Pastor Jim and Gary. Please have some bread and fruit of the vine ready for Holy Communion this Sunday.

Next Sunday May 9 (Mother’s Day) at 10 am, we will offer an outdoor/livestream worship service with Holy Communion. You can participate in the livestream by going to our website at 10 am.

Beginning in May and continuing through August, on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month at 10 am, there will be an outdoor, live-streamed worship service. The recording of that service will be available after 5pm on our website. Sundays: May 9, 23 / June 13, 27 / July 11, 25 / August 8,22. All other Sundays will be recorded on Fridays at 11am. and posted to our website by Sunday morning.

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Fourth Sunday of Easter – April 25, 2021

Dear Friends,

This Sunday, April 25th, we gather virtually for a very special worship service led by Lutherans Restoring Creation – an advocacy group of our larger church, the ELCA. The service is posted here on our web site. The bulletin for worship is posted here as well.

I hope you will look forward to participating with Lutheran Christians all over the country as we are fortunate to have this very creative opportunity to worship God as the Creator of all life.  It will also connect us to the whole world as this Sunday coincides with the observance of Earth Day where we are lifting up our calling to be caretakers of God’s good creation.

Here is the link to the website for LRC: www.lutheransrestoringcreation.org.  I encourage you to visit their website so that you can find more resources to help fulfill our work of being good stewards of all that God has made.

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Third Sunday of Easter – April 18, 2021

Edited Version

Alleluia! Christ is risen!

We participate in worship on the 3rd Sunday of Easter on April 18 at 10 am in the church parking lot. Holy Communion will be offered. You may participate through the livestream offered here.  If you can’t make it at 10am, the recording of this worship service will be available by 5pm on Sunday evening.

Print off the attached bulletin and Celebrate, so you are ready to sing & pray with your faith community!

Beginning this Sunday a designated “Fellowship Area” will be offered to encourage us to stay after the service and catch up, meet someone new and just be a little social! So plan to stay a little longer with your mask on and join Pastor Jim as we try to move back into some of our familiar practices that make up our church. Unfortunately, no refreshments will be served yet.

Also, if you are able to come early on the days we have outdoor worship at 10am, we can always use help setting up. Come anywhere between 9am and 9:30am.  

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Second Sunday of Easter – April 11, 2021

We participate in worship on the 2nd Sunday of Easter with Lutheran Christians from around the Western part of our country!

This will be a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the many musical and diverse gifts that the ELCA churches in our region are offering to God in the communities in which they are ministering.

Print off the attached bulletin and be ready to sing and pray with thousands of others as you follow the recording. There will be no Holy Communion this Sunday.

Next Sunday April 18 at 10am, we will offer an outdoor/livestream worship service with Holy Communion.

The Lessons are included in the bulletin above.
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