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March 20 Update on Coronavirus Precautions

Dear Members of St. John’s,

As Christians in the world, it is our desire to be faithful to our Lord in every circumstance.  That of course includes respect for those He has placed in authority over us.  Since our governor has requested and encouraged churches to suspend in person services to help slow the spread of COVID-19 we will honor his direction.  

So for this Sunday, March 22, all services and Sunday school are canceled including the 10:30 service. Since we are not holding a live service, we will not be live streaming this Sunday. Instead, I will provide a taped message that can be viewed through the St. John’s website. Also, in addition to this message, I would also point you to other programs that are wonderful ways to still hear God’s word. Specifically, the Lutheran Hour radio program and other resources are available at lutheranhour.org. Also, Worship Anew is a series of taped services from Lutheran Ministries Media at worshipanew.org.

And just to remind everyone from my last update:

  • Remaining Wednesday Lenten dinners and services (March 25, April 1) – ALL CANCELED
  • St. John’s Preschool is closed and plans to reopen on Monday, April 6th until further notice.

Since the situation is very fluid, we will take this week-to-week. I will send out another update next week regarding our plans for Sunday, March 29.

Finally, while our in-person attendance has been impacted, our financial obligations and outreach support still depend on our church for financial support during these uncertain times. If you are not currently an online giver, we encourage you to visit the electronic giving section of our website at https://stjohnslexington.org/worship/electronic-giving/ and download the app, or you can simply mail your check directly to St. John’s.

As always, we continue to pray for one another, our community, our country, our world and all those who bear the mantle of leadership.  And we continue to trust our good and gracious Lord for all we need in body and soul.  

In Christ,
Pastor Bettermann