April 11, 2020

Jesus, whose love took the shape of a cross:
in the hour of deepest agony
your mother and your beloved disciple
     did not flee,
but stood beside you.
You call us to pour out our lives in service
     to others,
yet the suffering of your people seems
     to have no end.
When we feel numb and helpless
     at the horror,
remind us of Mary, the unnamed women,
     And John—
who could not save you from death,
but did not leave you to face it alone.
Strengthen us in keeping vigil;
have mercy upon us all.

From Share Your Bread, copyright ©2000 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

In response to the recent Health Advisory issued by Peoria City/County Health Department describing rising levels of COVID cases and concerns, the planned outdoor worship service has been cancelled. Worship will still take place live at 6pm, but with worship leadership only. It will be recorded and available for viewing by 8am on Sunday, July 26.
This decision is not taken lightly but very seriously as we strive to follow health officials recommendations and cautions. We do this because we love one another and want what’s best for one another. In this time of pandemic, that means refraining from indoor as well as outdoor gatherings of larger sized groups.

The drive by farewell for Kristen will still take place on Sunday beginning at 10:30am as we will remain in our cars. Thank you for your cooperation. 

Pastor Craig
Craig Swenson, Senior Pastor