Church Update

July 3, 2020

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Things are opening up as we continue to joyfully pursue our vision of being Joyful Christians who Inspire Spiritual Growth and Discipleship.

  • Sunday services in the sanctuary

    9:00 am Contemporary and 10:30 am Traditional Worship Services are scheduled each Sunday in the sanctuary. We have been holding services with physical distancing in the sanctuary since May 31 and with about 40-80 attendees at each service. We strongly encourage our onsite worshipers to wear cloth face coverings or face masks when in the building for the safety and security of others and social distance while on the campus. These precautions are in line with the new CDC Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith issued May 22 that promotes social distancing and encourages the use of cloth face coverings for worshipers.
    The guidance also encourages us to provide alternate means of worship for those who are vulnerable. We encourage our vulnerable members to worship with us on line or in the parking lot thru our live local FM radio station at FM 100.9 at these times. In person worship attendance in not a mandatory requirement and you should not feel pressured or embarrassed if you choose not to attend in person. Holy Communion will be offered in the Sanctuary on the first and third Sundays of each month. We are planning for continuous line with an option for in the pew and drive up for those worshiping outside.
  • Live Stream and YouTube Services

    We will also continue to offer online Live Stream services at www.lakesidelutheran.net. Services are also available live and recorded on YouTube on the Lutheran Lakeside Church YouTube Channel.

  • Other Onsite and Remote Activities

    A limited number of small groups activities have started up on site. Some activities have been added as innovative responses to the pandemic including on site and Zoom Bible Studies. Please check the website calendar tab for an up to date listing of planned activities. We will continue to send out updates, primarily by email, as they are made available.

     

Other Notes

OTHER ONSITE ACTIVITIES

Most other activities on site have not resumed. A limited number of small groups will be starting to meet on the campus in June following physical distancing and facemask requirements. Please check the calendar tab on this webpage for the latest information.

OTHER NOTES

We are moving ahead in accordance with the guidance of our elected officials. On May 22, the CDC issued a new document Interim Guidance for Communities of Faith. Our reopening plans are in accordance with the latest guidance. Elders are meeting and communicating regularly to review guidance as it comes out to determine when activities can reopen on site.

The church office will be open from 8:00 – 2:00 Monday through Thursday, and until noon on Friday. We will continue to send out updates, primarily by email, as they are made available.

ADDITIONAL CHURCH DOCUMENTS
(click links below to view)

Stewardship message to the congregation
Letter of Lakeside Lutheran Preschool closure