Today, August 9, at 3pm Central, there will be a special worship service — “Beloved: A Celebration of Women in Ministry” — in honor of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women in the ELCA. This service will feature the voices of women leaders in the church preaching, reading scripture, and doing lots of singing! Pastor Day has also contributed some vocals for this special service. Please click here to check it out (video should also continue to be available after the event).
Please give Pastor Day a heads up if you plan to attend one of these services! We’ll be out on the lawn at St. John’s, wherever it’s shadiest!
Now with three opportunities to choose from! Please give Pastor Day a heads up if you plan to attend one of these services. Thanks!
We got rained out on the first try — let’s pray for drier weather this time around!
St. John’s Lutheran Church
821 Denver St. • Schuyler, NE 68661
May 30, 2020
My dear siblings in Christ,
Peace be with you in these strange and uncertain times. I miss seeing your faces and gathering together in one place with you all. I am sure you all have been longing for an end to this time of exile, and I am right there with you. However, with our case numbers skyrocketing and the pandemic at our very doorstep, I’m sure you know as well as I do that it will likely be some time before we are safely able to gather physically again.
Although conflicting messages abound and it’s hard to know whom to trust in all the confusion, our highest mandate as Christians is always clear: to love God and to love our neighbor. Council and I are doing our best to make decisions in line with this commandment, and at our May meeting, we decided to join with a group of other congregations in our Fremont area cluster in adopting a set of guidelines that follow the guidance we have received from ELCA Churchwide, the Nebraska Synod, and federal and state health authorities. These guidelines are as follows:Continue reading “Letter to congregation about ongoing worship plans in time of pandemic”