No sooner do we figure out a plan, by the next day it’s out of date. So we will not be offering a drive-thru communion on April 5 & 19, at least not until the threat subsides and we can get out of the house again.
Also, effective tomorrow (Wednesday), we are closing the church building to the general public. We will have some staff still working in the office, but we’re trying to minimize the human contact – the very words rub against the grain of the Church! But we have to take precautions. If you need anything at from us at church, please call ahead. We can meet you at the door, if need be. Those who are working on church projects or ministries will still be able to come in.
I am also happy to announce the launch of the SHLC Community Support Project, which is designed to serve our congregation and community during this crisis. If you or anyone you know is in need, or if you or anyone you know is able to help or give, we have a Google Form to fill out, which we will then use to match up needs with solutions. This includes things like picking up groceries or meds, rides to doctor appointments, childcare, emergency need for personal or household items (we even have a limited supply of toilet paper, if you run out), as well as spiritual or emotional needs. You can request prayers or a call from one of the pastors. If you’re really having a rough time, I can come and visit, and I promise to wash my hands first.
Here's the link to the Google Form for our Community Support Project: Support Form
We’ll also be putting this up on our website and Facebook page. When you submit the form, we’ll be able to process your gift of time/energy/resources, or your need for help. You will be contacted as soon as possible to take care of the situation. Please remember: THIS IS FOR EVERYBODY, NOT JUST MEMBERS! Please share with your neighbors and others in the community.
We’re still doing daily video devotions on Facebook at 11 a.m. each morning Monday thru Saturday. We are also streaming our Lenten service on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and our Sunday services at 8 a.m. (traditional) and 9:30 a.m. (REACH) each Sunday we’re all cooped up.
FOR YOUR PRAYERS: Our Haiti mission team is trying to return home today, and have passed the first few checkpoints at the airport in Haiti. Please lift up prayers that our good and gracious God see them safely all the way home!
God reaches us …
Pastor Steve Kline was installed as Senior Pastor at SHLC on May 25, 2014, after serving 12 years as Senior Pastor at Zion in Wayside, WI. He was ordained in 1992 and previously served congregations in Pulaski and Hales Corners.