Updated: Apr 13, 2020
April 13, 2020 Dear disciples of our Living Lord, Throughout history, the church has faced numerous plagues and epidemics. These are times to draw closer to God and to be the church together!
After recent recommendations from church and government officials , we are canceling all in-person worship services plus meals, classes and events at Living Lord that typically involve groups of ten or more. The building will remain open and the staff, council and many volunteers will continue their work. The office and pastors will try to stay abreast of current developments to keep you informed regularly for the duration of this outbreak until we can resume our normal schedule. Yet in the meanwhile, not even the coronavirus will keep us from worshiping a merciful and gracious God! Video recordings of sermons and communion consecration are now posted on our Living Lord YouTube channel (youtube.com/channel/UCAREvdtgS7QJdSITQ4Fng0A) and on our Living Lord Facebook page (facebook.com/Living-Lord-Lutheran-Church-337157206317031/), so that you may hear God’s Word from Scripture and at the Last Supper. And please remember that audio recordings of sermons continue to be available at www.livinglord.org. So please tune in to stay connected with your Living Lord church family!
Please contact the church office (636-327-7729) or the pastors for: + Pastoral care for health, financial or any other reason. + Needs that community residents may have. + The weekly Son Times and daily devotions delivered by email. + Setting up automatic offerings from your bank or online. + Help with viewing the sermons online.
More ways to stay connected!
Worship regularly with a new online worship video beginning every Saturday at 5:30 pm on the Living Lord Facebook page and YouTube channel. Like, Share and Subscribe to these online worship services to help reach our neighbors with the good news! Video recordings of sermons and communion consecration are now posted on our Living Lord YouTube channel (youtube.com/channel/UCAREvdtgS7QJdSITQ4Fng0A) and on our Living Lord Facebook page (facebook.com/Living-Lord-Lutheran-Church-337157206317031/), so that you may hear God’s Word from Scripture and at the Last Supper. And please remember that audio recordings of sermons continue to be available at www.livinglord.org. Children in Pre-K through 5th grade have a virtual class at 9:30-10 am Sundays and are receiving an emailed Bible lesson every week to do at home. A virtual story time is posted weekly on the Living Lord Lutheran Church Facebook page. Contact children’s directors Lindsay Colbert (Lindsay@livinglord.org) and Karin Henry (Karin@livinglord.org). Youth in 6-8th grades have a virtual Confirmation class 6-7 pm Wednesdays. Youth in 6-12th grades hang out virtually from 2-3:30 pm Sundays. Short devotion, catching up, and lots of laughing! Contact youth director Chad Ryberg (firstname.lastname@example.org). Adults have a virtual session at 10:30 am every Sunday with login instructions distributed the prior week. Contact the church office (email@example.com). - April 26, Together in Transition session - May 3, Conversation with Pastor Lanny (correction: not May 2 as previously printed) - May 10, David Eberle, Lutheran Family and Children Services (LFCS) - May 17, Stephen Phelps, ELCA Foundation - May 24, Bishop Candea, Central States Synod, ELCA
In-person worship, preschool, VBS registration and most church activities are postponed until further notice. Some groups are meeting virtually – contact your group leader. Rev. Lanny Westphal, Senior Pastor Jennifer LeClair, Council President p.s. join us in monitoring information: + CDC (Center for Disease Control) cdc.gov 800-232-4636 + St. Charles County – Dept. of Public Health sccmo.org/394/Public-Health 314-612-5100 Blessings, Pastor Lanny Westphal Living Lord Lutheran Church, Lake Saint Louis, Missouri Cell: 312-608-8551 Facebook: Lanny Westphal