COVID-19 RESPONSE I UPDATED NOVEMBER 15, 2020
The LCGS facility is open on a modified schedule to include essential office and ministry operations.
Mail is being collected and we check email and phone messages daily. Our custodian is providing the necessary sanitizing and maintenance. If need be, you can reach Dawn in the office on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Reopening Plan is on Pause
Thank you to everyone who has assisted with our return to in-person worship thus far. Your service along with the cooperation of all who have attended in following the safety protocols has made for a fairly seamless return! Due to the increase in both positivity rates and hospitalizations in our state and county, in-person worship has been suspended and we are pausing our steps to reopening effective November 15th.
Essential In-person Ministry (meaning it can't be accomplished virtually) may use the facility. Groups meeting inside should limit to no more than 10 persons and use the largest space possible. Masks and distancing should be maintained.
A small worship team will continue to meet in order to Livestream worship on Sunday mornings at 10 am. Please contact Angela Kromm if you would like to serve as Cantor during the worship service.
We are continuing drive-up communion as the weather permits. Drive-up communion distribution is available on Sunday from 11:15 - 12:15 following the worship service. Drive to the side parking lot during the distribution time and wait for the direction of the attendants.
Your offerings are needed to help continue the work of LCGS and the wider church.
The mailbox at church is secured and being checked daily for those that prefer to mail offering.
Additionally, there are many ways to give electronically, including eGiving and bill pay through your bank. If you choose to give electronically through eGiving, simply visit our website and click the "give now" button near the closure notice or, text the word "give" to 410-673-4483. You will be taken to a secure platform to set up your one time or re-occurring gift by either ACH or credit card. If possible, ACH debit (which comes directly from your checking or savings' account) is preferred since it requires less processing fees.
Maintain or make new connections
Technology has been a wonderful blessing in this time of uncertainty! Please continue to reach out and maintain connections. If you or someone you know of is in need of home communion or other Pastoral Care, please contact Pastor Teal or Pastor Greg. Our Pastoral Care team has been working to call every member's household. Please do not hesitate to let them know of your needs!
Pastor Greg is available for any pastoral care emergencies. You may also make an appointment with him should the need arise. You may call the church office at (410) 838-8081 and leave a voicemail message. The system will then notify him that you have called.
We are all tired of this pandemic but we remain hopeful that an end is not too far off! In the meantime, if you have suggestions and ideas on how to stay connected that you would like to share, please contact me at email@example.com May the Peace of the Lord be with you! ~ Gina Miller