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We believe that we are called disciples of Christ. Jesus told the original disciples: "7As you go, proclaim the good news, ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.’ 8Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. You received without payment; give without payment." (Matthew 10:7-8).
This pandemic has not been easy on us. We pray for an end and a cure. Our church councils have decided to use the recommendations of the NW Synod of WI, the WI Council of Churches, and the CDC to guide how to safely move forward as a parish. The following documents are resources our councils used to formulate our Covid Response Plan. The documents in blue are directly from our parish leadership.
The most recent from the WI Council of Churches: Holding Our Plans Loosely (Jan. 2021)
From church councils: Resuming In-Person Worship
Sept.-Nov. 1 we offered four in-person worship services a week (2 at each church). 20PPLprayerservice.pdf .
After the special events of Oct. 25 (confirmation Sunday) and Nov. 1 (All Saints), the councils voted to move worship online per guidelines and so far we have offered Holy Communion to the public (alongside recorded worship services) on Nov. 1st, Nov. 29, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.
As of October 1, 2020: Worship_Services_announcement.docx
Letter from Bishop Laurie Oct. 1st, 2020: COVID_19_video_text_oct_1_2020_1_.pdf
https://download.elca.org/ELCA%20Resource%20Repository/Worship_in_Times_of_Public_Health_Concerns.pdf?_ga=2.125666376.332601078.1586183467-650199118.1586183467 (Worship in Times of Public Health Concerns, ELCA)
https://www.lss-elca.org/bishop_eaton_200320/ (Let us Fast From Holy Communion, Presiding Bishop E. Eaton)
We are using the Badger Bounce Back gating system as our guide: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/prepare.htm