March 22, 2020
Dear Friends in Christ,
About a week ago I informed you that in order to protect the most vulnerable among us, the Deacons and Elders of Christ Lutheran Church concluded that it's best for us to suspend all congregational activities incuding services. As you probably already know current circumstances have dictated that we extend that time line. The Governor has issued a stay-at-home order. We will, however continue to offer abbreviated worship services online. Just go to our website at mantualutheranchurch.org, where you will find a link to our services.
I repeat what I said in my first letter that, everything we're experiencing right now is quite new to all of us, if not just a bit frightening. The best way to respond, I believe, is to act responsibly, take care of yourself, thus showing care for others, follow government and medical guidelines, pray, and trust God for His resolution to this crisis.
Please know that I will remain available to minister to anyone in need, at any time.
Our journey with the coronavirus has just begun, and we may yet be surprised at what's around the next corner. Still, it can also be viewed as an opportunity for us all to display the love of Christ in service to our neighbors, and to be a witness to the confidence we have in his love and care.
If there is any way that you can think of that we can be of service to you or our community, please let us know.
Sincerely in His love,
P.S. To continue the work God has for us to do, and we may be surprised at the way He will use us, we are working on a way to provide direct online giving. However, if you wish you can also send your offering by mail, have your bank send us a check or sign-up for onlining giving.