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:  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.

Next Sunday, May 2nd, will be a recorded service that you can participate in through our website any time that day.

Beginning in May and possibly 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 5 pm 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 11 am. and posted to our website by Sunday morning.

Our gathering for worship each Sunday at church, in our homes, or wherever we are able, is very essential to strengthen us to live out our faith and meet the world’s challenges. These days, especially, we cling to the messages of our faith that call us to new beginnings and living a new life in the Easter season. Previous Sunday worship services can be found here

Thank you all for your amazing support and love and faithful prayers for Leslie and our family. Please refer to Leslie’s “” page for updates and details about her story in case you may not have heard about her accident. Please look for your newsletter – Leslie has written an article sharing her thoughts and feelings since the accident. She is also now able to use her left leg because her fractures are healing so well.

Thank you for your continued faithfulness in your financial giving back to God through our church. Please remember to either give your offering through the mail, through our website donation option, signing up for monthly electronic giving, OR if you just want to get out of the house, then come by the church and drop it off in the mailbox in a secure slot called “Incoming mail”!  Office hours are M-Th 8:30-2:30. If you come during those times, you may also want to step into the sanctuary for some prayer and quiet time with God. We would love to see you.  Our library is also open to you with quite a variety to choose from.

Thank you to those of you who have been sending notes and messages of encouragement and support. They help keep us hopeful and joyful! We always love to hear how things are going.  We would like to share your experiences in the Newsletter each month.  So, give some thought to what’s been happening in your life – we all miss each other, and would be thrilled to hear what’s up!

Other notes:

  • If any of you would like to participate in worship, it really helps to have a few people Reading Scripture and offering the Prayers of Intercession from the Celebrate page.  Or if you would just like to come to worship when we record it on Fridays (new day) at 11:00 am.  Call the office at 476-4700 to let us know.
  • Habitat for Humanity Lunches.  We will be providing Lunches (sandwiches, chips, fruit & cookies) for 10 volunteers.  Reply to this email or call the office if you would like to help out. Our next date is Tuesday, May 25.
  • A few copies of “White Fragility” are available to borrow.  Call the office to inquire.

Grace and Peace,
Pastor Jim