Dear Members of Grace Lutheran Church and Guests, After consultation with the Board and Elders and receiving guidance from the President of our Synod, we have decided that we are going to cancel services indefinitely. We will make every effort to keep you informed of any decisions relative to our church during this time. We are also working on a ministry plan. Right now I am planning to send out Lenten Sermons by email for our Wednesday series and also email Sunday sermons.
Another opportunity to receive ministry at this time is to make use of digital resources. Sunday I mentioned that one thing you can do is view the services at Peace Lutheran Church, Deshler, OH. This is Pastor Freimuth’s church. They have canceled services, but he plans to live stream services without the congregation present. The way you access these services is to go to the Facebook page of Peace Lutheran and view services there. The live stream is like a regular post, so you should find them easily on the page. Pastor Freimuth plans to stream an abbreviated Lenten devotion from his office on Wednesdays at 7 pm. The Sunday service will be live-streamed at 9:30 am. Pastor Freimuth will also be live streaming devotions every day on Facebook. We may look into doing some live streaming on our own, but in the meantime, we are fortunate to have this resource available. You can also find other live streaming options on the ELS synod website. I am available to give private communion to members who would like to receive it. This can be done at church or in your home. Please contact me to schedule this. We will also work on establishing a system for phone contacts with the members. We will do our best to keep in touch. We will be praying for all of you and encourage you to stay safe and healthy. Lord’s blessings, Pastor Luttman