We are facing a challenging and unprecedented time in our generation. With that comes unprecedented measures to ensure we love our neighbor. As information develops, please check this page to stay informed about LOG events and activities.
President Donald Trump has announced that we should not hold meetings of 10 or more people. To adhere to these recommendations we have made the following decisions:
- Gathering as a church family for worship - mid-week and Sunday worship will be available online only, until further notice. Information to access these resources will be available soon.
- Children & Youth Ministry programming will not be held until further notice.
- Music Ministry groups will not meet until further notice.
- Outside groups meeting on our campus will not be held until further notice.
- We will be posting Bible studies, Confirmation studies and more online. Details forthcoming.
- The Church and Preschool offices will remain closed until further notice. Please contact the staff via their email which can be found under the Helpful Links.
- We will use our online efforts to stay connected as a church family, continuing our worship together and lifting one another up in prayer.
As God’s People we are called to honor the 4th Commandment and Romans 13:1-7, which commands we respect our authorities as agents of God for our good. We are called to honor the 5th Commandment, as Luther would say, “We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every physical need.” And as God’s People we are called to honor the 8th Commandment, as Luther would say, “We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way,” therefore we ask that you please speak well of your ministry team, defend their reputation, and know that this was a gut-wrenching decision to make with the intention of caring for the flock God has placed us in.
In the interim, please join us in praying Psalm 46:
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. The nations rage, the kingdoms totter; he utters his voice, the earth melts. The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah Come, behold the works of the LORD, how he has brought desolations on the earth. He makes wars cease to the end of the earth; he breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the chariots with fire. “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.”
LOG will continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and make decisions as circumstances require, in accordance with guidelines from the CDC and state and local health officials.
To minimize the risk of illness, here are a few practical things you can do:
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow.
- Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible.
For the latest information on COVID-19, please visit the CDC website.