First Lutheran Church (ELCA)
First Lutheran Church (ELCA)
Pastor Nancy Hanson
As we work together to maintain our connections with each other, we are posting links to Pastor Nancy’s sermons.
In the interest of everyone’s health, the decision of the Church Council at the June 25th meeting was to continue having online church service videos, delaying the start of in-person services–indoor or outdoor–until the July Council meeting or later.
Having Church at Home with Pastor Nancy
(photos used with permission)
Dear friends, Laurie Skow-Anderson, our bishop has given ELCA pastors guidance on how to proceed. Jared Myers, Messiah’s council president, also gives advice. I share their thoughts, first from Laurie: COVID-19 is having a major impact. The WI Governor has closed schools. The President has declared a national emergency. We are in the midst of a pandemic. Medical experts agree the best way to protect against getting this virus is physical distance from others who may have it but show no symptoms or mild symptoms. Older people and those with underlying health issues are especially advised to stay away from large groups of people.
What this means for us: We will have an abbreviated worship service March 15 at First Lutheran at 10:45 am without Holy Communion or potluck. First Lutheran’s church council meets on Thursday, March 19 to prayerfully decide how to proceed. We are to keep these questions central: “How can we love our neighbor best in this situation?” We will take into consideration new information about the pandemic and do what is best to keep people safe.
Jared Myers, Messiah Council president adds, “These are very unique times and we are gathering information and ideas on how we can stay connected while still following the advice of health professionals. We are coming from a place of love for our community and congregation.” Please let Pastor Nancy 715-209-1100 and council members know of any of your ideas on how we can offer love to each other and those beyond our walls during this time. Thank you!
Sunday Service – 10:45am
83105 Washington Avenue
Port Wing, WI 54865
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About First Lutheran
Since 1895, First Lutheran Church has been a constant, caring, community presence, serving the needs of the South Shore Lake Superior area.
Projects & Missions
- Conducts weekly Sunday worship
- Provides meals for school students waiting for evening athletic events
- Supports local food shelf with food donations
- Supports the Fig Leaf, an area thrift store, with volunteer hours and donations
- Provides welcome baskets to new residents
- Hosts the annual Lutefisk Dinner in December
- Supports other local charities
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