Virtual Worship Beginning Sunday, Oct. 25
Dear Cooksville Lutheran Family,
We were truly blessed this past Summer and Fall with 16 Sundays of outdoor worship. Only one Sunday had to be moved indoors because of rain! We enjoyed unexpected pleasures as we worshipped alongside singing birds, soft breezes, and the village rooster.
We had hoped to begin worshipping in the sanctuary beginning in November. But the coronavirus is rising at an alarming rate in the communities around Cooksville. The church council met on Monday and again on Thursday evening, deciding to move to only virtual services for the time being. Only a very few people will gather to record worship so that it can be posted online at 10:00 a.m. on Sundays. We hope and pray that the virus will soon be contained and it will be safe to worship again in the sanctuary, but until then we need to take extraordinary measures to ensure the safety of everyone.
As your pastor, I encourage each one of you to worship along with the recorded services. Get your Bible, your newsletter, light a candle and sing along with the hymns and pray the prayers. God will lift up your heart as you worship. Your church family will be strengthened too, Even though we are separated by space, the Holy Spirit unites us.
There are a few people who do not have internet access. We are working to find ways that they can worship with the recorded services, too.
Finally, I urge you to pray for one another, pray for those on our prayer list, pray for people sick with covid, pray for the world-wide community suffering under this pandemic, pray for a vaccine. God hears our prayers.
May grace and health be yours in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.
"Be filled with the Spirit, as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, giving thanks to God the Father at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." -Ephesians 5:18-20
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