COVID-19 RESPONSE I UPDATED JULY 7, 2020
The LCGS facility continues to be closed.
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 and Thursday.
A 4 step reopening plan has been approved by the church council. We anticipate moving into Step 1 on Sunday, July 19th. Several conditions need to be in place for that to happen including meeting the criteria for COVID hospitalizations and deaths in Harford County and the state, having adequate worship assistants in place to carry out the safety procedures and having the ability to continue a virtual worship experience for those not able to attend in-person worship. If the date needs to be changed, we will communicate via the website, Epistle newsletter and Facebook. The full Step 1 plan can be viewed here.
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! In addition to worship, we are continuing to gather for Bible Study on Sunday; Faith Groups; Prayer Groups in the morning and evening on Wednesday and Thursday; Youth Group; Council and other Ministry Meetings; and checking up on one another via phone, email, and text! Sunday School and Confirmation lessons are being emailed too. Keep it going!
Pastor Greg is available for any pastor 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. Our Pastoral Care team has been working to call every member's household. Please do not hesitate to let them know of your needs!
It is the Holy Spirit that makes us one, and our loving God is still active in our midst. May the Peace of the Lord be with you!