UPDATE: In the interest of public health and safety, ALL CHURCH SERVICES AND EVENTS AT HIGHLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH ARE CANCELLED until further notified.
-No Wednesday Soup or Service for the remainder of the season
-No Maundy Thursday or Good Friday services
-No Easter brunch or egg hunt this year
-No Easter services this year
-Choir postponed until further notice
-Tuesday Bible study on hold until further notice
-Lunch Bunch on hold until further notice
-Guest speaker on Hospice postponed
These are unprecedented and anxious times. This means that we need the reassurance of our faith more than ever. Yet gathering as we traditionally have is not appropriate, so we have to practice and observe our faith in different ways. I plan to continue to prepare Wednesday reflections, which will be recorded and posted to our website (our theme of “Rolling Stones” is too fun to pass up!). We will also post material for Sundays – video of a sermon as well as the service folder to follow for readings, etc.
Be sure to keep praying. Read the weekly scriptures. Discuss them – what do they mean to you? Call friends from church to check in on them. Call Pastor Erik if you’d like to talk, or pray, or have info/ideas to share.
Scripture can remind us what to do while under quarantine. Paul & Silas were arrested for healing and freeing a slave, here’s what they did: About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. -Acts 16:25
As people of faith let’s keep praying and singing and trusting God to see us through these difficult days.
Blessings & health,
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened… Matthew 7:7-8