Coronavirus Update 03/31/2020
As we continue into an extended season of social distancing and online church, we are offering a few ways to further connect with each other online. Additionally, the church office will be closed until such time that the order is lifted. The staff, however, will be continuing to work during regular office hours (Mon. – Thurs. 8-12 & 1-4, Fri. from 8 to noon). If any pastoral emergencies arise, Pastor Kris and Deacon Sean can be reached at the church office during those hours or by cell phones (their numbers are listed in the directory).
- 1517 Project
- Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT)
- Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM)
- Scripture Jigsaw Puzzles
1517 Project https://www.1517.org/
The 1517 Project offers a plethora of resources in a variety of forms (articles, podcasts, and videos) on a wide range of topics at a variety of levels. The Thinking Fellows podcast is currently doing a series addressing faith issues that have arisen with the COVID-19 situation.
Institute of Lutheran Theology (ILT) https://www.ilt.edu/videos
ILT offers several free video lecture series. For those interested in something more academic, ILT offers topics such as the Lutheran Legacy, Western Philosophy & Theology; and the Ethics of Bonhoeffer. If you’re looking for something more discipleship oriented and not “lecture-esk,” there’s a great video series called Learning to Follow with Rev. Moe Redding.
Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) https://www.lhm.org/
LHM offers daily devotional broadcasts on demand as well as a couple podcasts. They also offer free courses on a variety of topics from foundations in the Christian faith to dealing with stress in the midst of conflict; these free and practical courses are available at https://www.lhm.org/learn/
Scripture Jigsaw Puzzles https://www.solapublishing.com/news_feedback/scripture-jigsaw-puzzles/a1510.html
New puzzles are added weekly. The puzzles are made with graphics from Sola’s Online Worship eResoure.
Resources for Parents with Children
- + Lutheran Hour Ministries
- + 1517 Project presents Family Style Theology
- + Holy Families
- Easter Coloring Page
- Bedtime Devotion Videos for Younger Children
+ Lutheran Hour Ministries takes your kids to meet Christians in other parts of the world to see how they live. A full curriculum has been prepared along with geography lessons and games so you can make this as big or as little as you want. Not sure anymore how to fill your kids day so that don’t simply waste away in front of mindless T.V. and video games? This is a GREAT resource for you: https://www.gospeladventures.org/
+ 1517 Project presents Family Style Theology. “Family Style Theology explores theological topics through family conversation. Host Cindy Koch, joined by her children, explore essential questions in a way that is not only theologically satisfying but accessible to the whole family.” https://www.1517.org/podcasts/family-style-theology
+ Holy Families is an at-home discipleship resource. You’ll find daily devotions and prayers and video snippets on the foundations of Christian faith. Holy Families also has resources for talking with your kids about different issues that come up in life from grief and fear to issues around social media, dating, and self-image. https://www.holyfamilytime.com/
Celebrate the wondrous resurrection of the Savior with these beautiful Easter themed coloring pages and a bookmark. Easter Coloring Page
Snuggle up with the kids and enjoy bedtime devotions from Little Visits at Bedtime by Dr. Mary Manz Simon. Bedtime Devotion Videos
Sunday Morning, 9:30 to 10:30 AM in Rooms 8 & 9 – Children’s Christian Education Classes – designed for ages 4 years through 5th grade – meets @ 9:30AM in rooms 8 and 9 in the educational wing of the church. This year’s themes is Guided by God’s Promises. Our Sunday School children enjoy listening to Bible stories, making great crafts, participating in community projects and playing handbells. Please come and join us! Please come and join us!
Sunday Morning, 9:30 to 10:30 AM in Room 7. Confirmation class for middle school students this year will be following the Narrative Lectionary, focusing on “Living out God’s Kingdom.” This class is taught by Pastor Madsen and Deacon Jones.
Sunday Morning, 9:30 to 10:30 AM in Room 11. High school is studying the Augsburg Confession and its importance in forming the church we know today
Sunday Morning, 9:30 to 10:30 AM in Room 5. Join us as we finish our study of the Book of Ezekiel, followed by a study in the Book of Daniel. This study meets in room 5 and is taught by Albert Guerrero. This class runs year round.
in Sunday Morning, 9:30 to 10:30 AM in Room 6. Join us for in-depth, verse-by-verse study of the The Book of Romans. This study meets in room 6 and is taught by Mike Paterson.
Grace Around The World | Lutheran World Relief
Lutheran World Relief is a nonprofit organization that helps families in the world’s poorest communities build the resilience they need to thrive. Founded by Lutherans in the United States, grounded in Lutheran theology and building on decades of experience, LWR exists so that U.S. Lutherans may serve their neighbors overseas who face poverty, injustice and human suffering.
Find out more about Lutheran World Relief at https://lwr.org.