St. Paul Lutheran Church

147 West Forest Street
Clyde, OH 43410
419-547-9225

Pastor: Kurt Luebkeman

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF CLYDE, OH CLOSURE POLICY DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC OF 2020

Dear St. Paul Lutheran Church members and friends,
We are sad to announce that we must temporarily shut down our church facility to the most basic of functions that will maintain our ministry during the national crisis that we are enduring at this time. All of our worship services and Sunday School are cancelled until further notice. If you want to know more about the details of this closure please consult the list that is provided for your guidance. If you have more questions please call the church office between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. Here is a suggested prayer for you and your family as we face this crisis and many uncertainties:

Eternal God, amid all the turmoil and changes of the world your love is steadfast and your strength never fails. In this time of danger and trouble, be to us a sure guardian and rock of defense. Guide the leaders of our nation with your wisdom, comfort those in distress, and grant us courage and hope to face the future; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen. (Evangelical Lutheran Worship, pg. 76)

Adopted by the Pastor and St. Paul Lutheran Church Council at its regularly called meeting on Thursday March 19, 2020

  1. WEDNESDAY SOUP SUPPERS AND SERVICES ARE CANCELLED.
  2. ALL SATURDAY AND SUNDAY SERVICES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  3. SUNDAY MORNING HOSPITALITY BREAKFASTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  4. VIDEO SERMONS WILL BE OFFERED ON YOUTUBE AND FACEBOOK. A LINK WILL BE PLACED ON OUR WEBSITE TO THE SERMON ON THE ST. PAUL LUTHERAN HOME PAGE.
  5. THE CHURCH WILL BE OPEN DURING OFFICE HOURS, MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM. MEMBERS MAY INDIVIDUALLY USE THE CHAPEL FOR PRIVATE PRAYER AND MEDITATION.
  6. IF A MEMBER WOULD LIKE TO MEET WITH THE PASTOR FOR PRIVATE CONSULTATION OR HOLY COMMUNION, PLEASE SHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT. THE PASTOR IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR EMERGENCY HOSPITAL CALLS.
  7. SUNDAY LECTIONARY STUDY AND SUNDAY SCHOOL ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THE SUNDAY SCHOOL IS OFFERING MATERIALS FOR FAMILY USE DURING THIS TIME. YOUTH EDUCATION DIRECTOR JEN RAWSON WILL BE SENDING THESE OUT IN THE NEAR FUTURE VIA EMAIL.
  8. CCYG IS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  9. THE CONGREGATION WILL TRY TO REACH OUT TO OUR HOMEBOUND VIA PHONE, POSSIBLY THROUGH THE BOARD OF ELDERS.
  10. HOME COMMUNION MAY BE OFFERED ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.
  11. SINCE THE CONGREGATION HAS ONGOING FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS, WE URGE ALL OF OUR MEMBERS TO CONTINUE THEIR REGULAR GIVING EITHER THROUGH THE ELECTRONIC GIVING TAB ON THE CHURCH HOMEPAGE (CALL SUE MAYES IF YOU NEED HELP) OR BY SENDING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE CHURCH VIA US MAIL.
  12. THE 150TH ANNIVERSARY HOMECOMING CELEBRATION AND POTLUCK ARE POSTPONED UNTIL SOMETIME IN THE FALL.
  13. ALL HOLY WEEK OBSERVATIONS AND ACTIVITIES ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
  14. ALL BOARDS AND COMMITTEES ESSENTIAL TO THE FUNCTIONING OF THE CONGREGATION WILL CONTINUE TO MEET UNLESS STATE OR FEDERAL OFFICIALS DEMAND OTHERWISE.
  15. PLEASE KEEP ALL VISITS TO THE CHURCH OFFICE AT A MINIMUM. IF YOU NEED TO CONVEY INFORMATION TO THE SECRETARY PLEASE TRY TO DO SO THROUGH PHONE CALLS AND EMAIL. ALSO, PAPERWORK MAY BE PLACED IN THE SECRETARY’S MAIL SLOT OUTSIDE OF HER OFFICE.

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