Sunday worship services for this Sunday, October 18th will be online ONLY!
There have been lots of changes! Details below!
We will still provide a Facebook live stream of the services at 9:00 a.m. Sundays. Check our Facebook page for details and be sure to “Like” and “Follow” our page to be notified whenever we go live. You will also be able to watch it as a rebroadcast after the live stream is completed!
The church office and Pastor’s office will be closed as they will be working from home during COVID-19. You may still email the church office and contact Pastor Todd on his cell phone as needed!
We will continue to monitor the CDC recommendations and adjust accordingly.
· If you are sick or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, please stay home.
· Please use hand sanitizing stations as you enter the sanctuary.
· Masks are strongly recommended. Please bring your own.
If you do not have one, we will provide one for you.
· Contactless greetings with proper social distancing.
· Pews will be marked off for social distanced seating.
· Hymns will be played but we will not sing, only hum.
· Offering plates will not be passed; pails will be available to drop your offering as you exit.
· If you need to use the restroom, please do so one person at a time.
· We will exit from the back first, ushers will help guide. Please go directly to the parking lot.
· Thank you for doing your part to help us protect the health of our community as well as allow us to regather as the church!
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.
The best way to prevent this infection is to avoid being exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19.
· Put distance between yourself and others (within 6 feet for 10 minutes or more).
· Avoid social gatherings in groups of more than 10 people.
· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
· Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
· Use an alcohol-based sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available
The Coronavirus is making its impact in Minnesota. Leaders of Our Savior’s will continue to evaluate church gatherings as time proceeds and more information is available. As of today, these are the 𝗮𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 𝘄𝗲 𝗵𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘁𝗼 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲:
* Please wash your hands and feel free to use sanitizing wipes available as you enter the building.
* We are augmenting our building sanitizing practices between Sunday services by wiping down pew backs and sides, door handles and stairway railings, wiping down tables in the overflow and Fellowship Hall, and certainly sanitizing bathrooms.
* Please review our website and Facebook page regularly for announcements.
We will monitor the CDC and the Minnesota Department of Health to inform future decisions. Educate yourself on best practices. Here are the online links:
MN Dept of Health: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html
These decisions are made in love, not fear. We love those who are at risk. While the average healthy person has little to fear from the Coronavirus, we realize that all of us could potentially spread the virus. As we as a church community do our part together so slow the spread of this virus, be sure to do your part.
𝗥𝗲𝗺𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 “𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲” 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗺𝗲𝗮𝗻 “𝘀𝗼𝗰𝗶𝗮𝗹 𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗹𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻.” Hebrews 10:24-25 says: “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another...”
𝗟𝗼𝘃𝗲 & 𝗥𝗲𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗰𝘁—Please love and respect everyone. You might have a neighbor that needs a home cooked meal or you can do a grocery or pharmacy run for them. Be a neighbor. Don’t hide. Be intentional as you love your neighbors.
𝗣𝗿𝗮𝘆—Pray for those who are sick and for those who are mourning. Pray for our national, state and local government. Pray for our healthcare professionals. Pray for opportunities to share the Gospel of Jesus in this season of fear. Pray for those who are afraid of the virus
𝗕𝗲𝗹𝗶𝗲𝘃𝗲—Trust in God's work for you in Christ Jesus. We are free to serve the sick, share with those in need and protect the vulnerable. This is not the time for followers of Jesus to hide. This is the time for the church to share. As people around us live in fear, let us show them the grace and peace of Christ and share with them our lives and the good news of his gospel.
𝗥𝗲𝘀𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝗚𝗼𝗱— Philippians 4:7 says, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” In these uncertain times, may we all know, in a deeper way, the peace and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Grace & peace to you in Christ Jesus,
Pastor Todd Mathison