Coronavirus

Here is where you can keep up-to-date with email communications from our Pastors about coronovirus COVID-19, related government information and orders, and church activities. At the bottom of this page are links to view the entire emails.

Coronovirus COVID-19

May 29, 2020

Dear Parish-family,

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. These past months have brought a tremendous amount of change to our lives. Fortunately, it seems the world is trending toward getting back to normal. For June 1st – June 15th, the Platte County Health Department has set new standards/guidelines for public health amid this COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, your church has put together a plan for reopening that will begin on Sunday, June 7th. See the Reopening Guidelines document. Here is a brief summary of what you need to know.

  • Going Back to Regular Church Service Times – We are going back to our regular Service times of 8:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. on Sunday and 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday. We will abide by our regular communion schedule as well. See the reopening guidelines included in this mailing.
  • Sign up to attend Church Service – A maximum of 75 persons are allowed to attend Sunday and Wednesday Services. Therefore, please sign up before coming to church by going directly to the sign-up website by clickingsign-up for Church. Or, you may visit the church website, www.christlc.net, and find the link in the “alert” pop-up section. You may also call the church office at 816-741-0483.
  • Bible Study and Sunday School – Adult Bible study will take place in the sanctuary from 9:15-10:00 a.m. There will be NO Sunday School for the children at this time.
  • Livestream Continues through the Summer – We will Facebook Livestream Bible Study starting at 9:15 a.m. and the 10:45 a.m. Service starting on June 7th.
  • Tuesday Evening Zoom Bible Study Discontinued – We will not be meeting for Tuesday evening Bible Study for the month of June. We will reevaluate later on in the summer and see if we want to add another Bible study later.
  • Daily Devotions – We will shift Daily Devotions that are posted on Facebook and on our YouTube channel to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday starting in June.
  • Youth Activities – Some youth activities are still going on. Many are cancelled. Contact Deacon for more information: dcnbuchholz@christlc.com.
  • Pre-Kindergarten – God willing, summer session will begin on July 6th with proper precautions for children and teachers in place. Our Pre-K Director, Kristina Fredde and her staff have been hard at work putting together a plan and appropriate safety measures for our children and staff.

Church Updates

You May Not Be Aware, but your church is still hard at work. For example…

  1. Emergency visitations are carefully planned and carried out when needed.
  2. All of the church business is still being taken care of by the church leadership through Zoom meetings.
  3. The elders, pastors and deacon are making phone contacts with members in order to reach out and see how everyone is doing during these uncertain times.

So much is still going on at your church. So, if you need anything, please let us know. Call the church office and let us know what we can do for you. We are here to serve you.

Don’t Forget to Share with a Friend – I see that many of you have shared information about church services and bible studies with friends and family. Keep doing that! What a wonderful way to reach out with God’s Word to others. Thank you for doing this.

Encouragement – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). The Lord will direct our coming in and our going out from this time forth and even forevermore. This is His promise. He remains in charge of our days and our nights. It’s difficult for us when so much has changed – with so much that is different. However, the Lord remains the same yesterday, today and forever for us. God is our rock and our salvation… and… from God can nothing move us. In Christ, we will endure our days.

The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord look upon us with favor and grant us His peace. Amen.

In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Arnold

 

Reminders:

We will to Facebook Livestream Sunday morning Worship Service at 10:45 a.m. starting June 7th.

Church Service Bulletins: Past service bulletins and inserts and upcoming worship service bulletins in inserts for Sunday mornings, and Wednesday evenings are available on our website page Services & Bulletins.

Family Devotions: Our pastors are recording family devotional videos. We encourage you to check them out on our Christ Lutheran YouTube channel and links are available on the Devotions page.

Christ Lutheran has an on-line giving option called Tithe.ly. I heard that some members are having trouble with finding our Church on the Tithe.ly app or website. If you are having trouble, let me know. If you so desire, weekly offerings may be mailed to the church. We are still counting offerings here at church on a weekly basis, so if sending in your offering envelope by regular mail works better for you, that is just fine. Please keep in mind the stewardship of all of God’s wonderful gifts to us for the sake of His service even while we are away from the Divine Service. If you have any questions, let us know.

To join the Coronavirus & Church Updates email distribution list, you can sign up under the "Join a Mailing List" module on the homepage or email the church at christlc@christlc.com.

The Church Office: The office hours at church have been suspended through the “Stay Home” order. However, we will be checking voicemail and email quite regularly. Please leave us a message and we will get back to you. Since your pastors “live where we work” we will be in the office from time to time. Do not hesitate to call if you need anything, (816) 741-0483.

YouTube Channel: Don’t forget that all our videos are on our Christ Lutheran YouTube channel. You will find daily family devotions, Wednesday Matins services, and Sunday morning Divine Service.

Pastoral Care/Visitation: Please contact Pastor Froiland or me for individual pastoral care needs. Because there is a “Stay Home” order in place, we are limited as to how pastoral care will be carried out. Emergencies will be treated differently than an individual’s need for conversation and/or consultation. We will determine the response based on each case.

Love Thy Neighbor: The most vulnerable among us need to be kept safe. Therefore, this virus must be eliminated for their sake and for ours. Please abide by the rules shared with us by our city and county. Honoring the civil authorities concerning these matters is to honor God since God established government to rule over us. Also, please remember to check on your neighbors. Is there anything they need? Keep them in the forefront of your prayers during these difficult days. Pray for our nation and our world during this time of a global pandemic. Christ’s Word and His work joins “separated” Christians together in the same work. Remain in the Word of God. In this changing world, God’s Word never changes. We need Him more now than ever. And we have Him.

While these are unusually stressful times, we can be thankful that the Spirit of God has taken His Word deep down into our being. So when we’re overwhelmed by the challenges that we now encounter in the face of adversity, we remember who and Whose we are. Take courage, beloved in the Lord, we remain firmly in the grip of our Savior. “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control” (Galatians 5:22-23).

Let us pray...

Heavenly Father, we call upon You in our perplexity and need. We pray that You will give wisdom to all in this crisis. For the medical community, we ask Your abundant mercies upon their care for the sick who have been stricken by this disease and for those who fear infection. For scientific researchers, we beg You to give insights that lead to swift discoveries in research that will mitigate this crisis. For our governmental leaders, we pray for reasoned and persuasive presentations so that the general public will act with calm discipline for the welfare of all. For those whose employment is curtailed or eliminated, we pray for their aid through efficient governmental and faith agencies of help. For Christ Lutheran Church and all the people of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, we pray Your Spirit will give hope and reassurance that our holy faith offers through Your Word and the ministry of the church. May we all lift up our eyes to the hills, knowing that our help ultimately comes from You, “our very present help in trouble.” In His saving name we humbly pray, Amen.

The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, my God, my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. Psalm 18:2

In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Arnold – prarnold@christlc.com

Pastor Froiland – prfroiland@christlc.com

Deacon Buchholz – dcnbuchholz@christlc.com

Email: Church Office – christlc@christlc.com - send an email to the church to be put on the email list

Church Office phone: 816-741-0483
 

Click on the links below to see the entire email communications

 

Email from 5/29/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: May 29, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 5/26/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: May 26, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 5/22/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: May 22, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 5/19/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: May 19, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 5/15/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: May 15, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 5/12/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: May 12, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 5/07/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: May 07, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 5/05/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: May 05, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 5/01/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: May 01, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 4/28/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: April 28, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 4/24/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: April 24, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 4/21/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: April 21, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 4/15/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: April 15, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 4/13/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: Easter Monday, April 13, 2020 - Pastor Froiland

Email from 4/09/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: Maundy Thursday - April 9, 2020 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 4/07/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: Tuesday of Holy Week - Pastor Arnold

Email from 4/03/2020 - Coronavirus & Church Updates: Information from Pastor Arnold

Email from 3/31/2020 - Information from Pastor Arnold

Email from 3/24/2020 - Parish-family letter from Pastor Arnold

Email from 3/20/2020 - Sunday Church Livestream Instructions and More Resources - Pastor Arnold

Email from 3/17/2020 - Parish family update concerning COVID-19 - Pastor Arnold

Email from 3/13/2020 - Church and COVID-19 - Pastor Arnold