are in uncharted territory, but God is with us!
is a time when we must obey those whom God has placed in authority over
us. This includes our Governor who via a conference call this afternoon
spoke directly to me and other pastors and faith-group leaders in
Colorado. This also includes our LCMS Rocky Mountain District who has
sent us guidelines that will enable all of us, as Christ’s family, to do our
part to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19.
Worship will continue as scheduled, including the Wednesday, 7 p.m. Lenten
worship, but not the 10 a.m. service on Wednesdays while Zion School is
not in session.
All other activities (Soup Suppers, fellowship time, SonLight KidMin, Bible
classes, Inquirers’ class, mid-week Confirmation instruction, small groups) are
suspended until such a time as we may safely resume.
Vulnerable worshipers should stay home. Period. The most
vulnerable folks are those age 70 and over, plus those who have respiratory or
immunocompromised issues. This is not a time to put God to the
test. While other countries’ experience shows that those age 30 and under
are at low risk, anyone can spread the virus.
Those who come for worship will be instructed to sit about 6 feet apart,
unless, of course, you are from the same household. Zion has the pew
space to facilitate this.
Offering plates will be available before and after worship in a stationary
Immediately, CDs of the weekend service will be available for all who ask
(303-659-2339). We are looking into a live-stream on Zion’s Facebook page
and will get the word out if that happens.
If you are in the most vulnerable category and need groceries, please let us
know. We would rather have a volunteer deliver your groceries to your
door than see you at risk in a local grocery store.
Governor Polis expects these policies to be in place for at least 30
days. He tells us to expect the demand at local food banks to increase as
the economy is affected.
Out of caution, Pastor Schilling and Pastor Roettjer have suspended all
in-person visits. We will make phone calls and emergency in-person visits
as deemed critical.
It is our prayer, and certainly the prayer of the whole
Church, that together we confess our faith at all times, but especially during
these unforeseen, challenging circumstances. May the Spirit lead us in
exercising due prudence. May those who step forward to serve do so
knowing that the Lord is with us.
If you know someone who may not receive this email please
phone them and read this to them. Thank you for your help.
Pastor Dave Schilling (ext. 111) and Pastor Andy Roettjer (ext. 101) Ph: 303-659-2339