Greetings in the name of Christ Jesus.
Portage Lake United Church is canceling our worship service this Sunday, March 13th.
The consistory will be meeting this week and will consider any future suspension of worship and/or whether to make our worship services available online. We will also discuss our congregation’s response and care for one and other and the community as the coronavirus epidemic evolves.
Please know that the decision to cancel worship is made not out of fear, but from caring and caution. Our participation in the society-wide practice of social distancing to “flatten the curve” of any outbreak is one way to care for our neighbors and neighborhoods.
So, on this Sunday, March, 13th, rather than attending worship at PLUC, I encourage you to read the scriptures for the day (listed below), pray for one another, check out the attached hymn that we had planned to sing, and reach out to or re-connect with someone in Christ’s name. This change in our routine is an opportunity to modify the way in which we participate in God’s mission in the world.
I will let you know new developments regarding PLUC as the guidance, situations, and decisions evolve.
May you know and embody the love of God, the compassion of Christ, and power of the Holy Spirit.
The Peace of Christ be with you all,
Pastor Peter Norland