As you have probably guessed, there will be no Wednesday meals this month. Our last week is scheduled for April 1st, and as of today all South Dakota schools are closed for at least the next 2 weeks due to the corona virus outbreak. Here is a message from the pastors at Calvary:
To our CLC community,
When we decided to do a weekend Lenten preaching series on the theme “Making Change,” never in our wildest dreams did we imagine a CO-VID 19 pandemic. With the CDC placing new guidelines and limitations on gatherings of 50 or less people (with the recommendation of not meeting in groups of 10 or more), the pastors and staff of Calvary Lutheran Church are implementing new changes, closures and postponements for the remainder of the month of March. As we receive more direction from the CDC, state and local sources, we will make further and continued changes.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE:
*No outside groups will be allowed to use the CLC facilities.
*No church-related small groups (Bible studies, quilters, circle groups, chimes, etc.) will meet in person. If you have questions about your groups, please contact the person who leads them.
*Wednesday worship, activities and events will be canceled for March 18.
*We will offer an ONLINE ONLY Wed. night worship at 6:30 pm. (The puppets will attend). Check our website for worship links at www.calvaryrapidcity.org
*As we receive more information about school closures, we will be able to make further decisions regarding March 25.
*Saturday night and Sunday morning worship, activities and events will be canceled.
*We will offer ONLINE ONLY Holden Evening Worship on Sat., March 21 at 5:30 pm.
*We will offer one ONLINE ONLY worship on Sunday, March 22 at 10:15 am.
*Offerings can continue to be given through our Simply Giving program as well as other online options. Please contact the church office if you need more information.
Plan For Updates
Each Monday, the pastors, staff, and executive council will consult and evaluate the situation. On Tuesdays, we will share any updates and changes through social media and email. Because updates concerning CO-VID 19 happen quickly, we reserve the right to make adjustments outside of this time schedule as deemed necessary by the Executive Council and Pastors. Announcements about March 28-29 worship will be made March 24th.
We are asking you to think of ways in which to reach out to one another to check-in, to care, and to create connections through prayer. We will be doing the same. We are also working on creative ways to offer ministry opportunities through technology during these changing times. As always, please call the office if you have a prayer update, question or other need.
Please continue to breathe in God’s Spirit and presence and know that you are not alone.
Pastors Becky & David Piper and the CLC Staff