MARCH 2, 2020

Hymn ELW 729 – “The Church of Christ, in Every Age” 

The church of Christ, in ev’ry age 
beset by change, but Spirit-led, 
must claim and test its heritage 
and keep on rising from the dead. 

Across the world, across the street, 
the victims of injustice cry 
for shelter and for bread to eat, 
and never live before they die. 

Then let the servant church arise, 
a caring church that longs to be 
a partner in Christ’s sacrifice, 
and clothed in Christ’s humanity. 

For he alone, whose blood was shed, 
can cure the fever in our blood, 
and teach us how to share our bread 
and feed the starving multitude. 

We have no mission but to serve 
in full obedience to our Lord; 
to care for all, without reserve, 
and spread his liberating word. 

Text: Fred Pratt Green, 1903-2000 
Text ©1971 Hope Publishing Company, Carol Stream, IL 60188. All rights reserved. Used by permission. 

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