Posts tagged with ‘public health’

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Church doors closed, but joy continues online

by Trina Kleist

Peace Lutheran offers Sunday worship services online The joy of God’s presence continues to lift people up through online worship services at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. Though church pews sit empty, anyone can find spiritual nourishment amid the COVID-19 pandemic through Peace’s music, scripture readings and preaching. Despite recent state guidelines that outline […]

Calif. governor offers worship guidelines

by Trina Kleist

‘Not yet time to put aside concerns’ about Covid-19, Holmerud says Worship guidelines issued by the state of California on May 25 prompted Bishop Mark W. Holmerud, of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, to send this letter to congregation members on May 27. In it, he urges congregations to […]

Bishops: Church Re-Opening Not Safe Now

by Trina Kleist

Church re-opening “at odds” with scientific advice Church re-opening should come when COVID-19 conditions are safer, three Lutheran bishops write. Dear People of God of the congregations of the Sierra Pacific Synod, the Southwest California Synod, and the Pacifica Synod: Grace and peace to you, in the name of the risen and ascended Christ! It is […]