Wednesday morning worship resumes!
Friends in Christ:
Several of you have been asking about it, and now I have some good news to share: starting Wednesday, November 3, we will resume Wednesday morning worship at 9 a.m. Like Sunday, this liturgy will be pretty much what is was like pre-pandemic with the following changes: in order to maintain distance we will gather in the church sanctuary rather than the chapel. Please use the center doors for entry like before as the west narthex doors will remain locked. The other change is that Holy Communion will be distributed in one kind only (Body of Christ) for hygienic and safety concerns as intinction is a potentially risky option. Looking back, intinction likely always had potential risk, especially in cold and flu season. Please note, that Communion in one kind ONLY applies to Wednesday; current Sunday practice remains the same as it has been since August of this year.
As for a Wednesday evening liturgy, I am waiting to assess interest as attendance then had been driven primarily by families involved with Confirmation preparation. Often in the summer months, no one would arrive for the evening liturgy. After Confirmation on October 31, there is only one person currently eligible for Confirmation preparation. At the family's suggestion, it was determined this person and a younger sibling will meet for preparation over Zoom so there will not be any preparation taking place on site. Starting next fall, I anticipate the possibility of additional eligible young people at which time a move back to in person preparation would certainly follow.
I invite and encourage all of you whose schedules allow to join us on Wednesdays at 9. The liturgy lasts less than 30 minutes but includes readings, prayers, a homily and of course Holy Communion. The theme of the day will be driven by the church year calendar, so Wednesday will not be a repeat of Sunday. I look forward to gathering on Wednesday, and as always please do not hesitate to share any questions you may have.
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Our mission is to believe God's saving Gospel and share His gifts of love and grace as we nurture our members in His Word and reach out to all people to bring them to faith in Christ.
Augsburg Pre-Kindergarten was founded in 1964 by Margaret Larson. She was a respected educator, a strong proponant of early childhood education, and an active participant in church and community affairs. Today Augsburg Pre-Kindergarten has developed into a program that aspires to have a program that balances self-expression and creativity with instruction suited to the pre-kindergarten age. We strive to foster the child's growing maturity, the ability to care for him or her and the materials we use, along with helping the child become aware of the world we live by using many materials and through social learning experiences.
8:00am and 10:30am services every Sunday.
9:00am and 6:30pm services every Wednesday.
9:00am Adult bible study every Sunday.
9:00am Sunday School every Sunday.
Communion is available every Sunday & Wednesday.
Everyone is welcome!
100 N. Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304
(Corner of Beam St. & Mineral Springs Road)
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Rev. Erik Bernth, Pastor
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 12:30pm
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(219) 926-2118 Pre-K