COVID-19

Grace Lutheran Church's response to coronavirus
UPDATED 7/2/2020

The Church is Changing

The COVID-19 pandemic has created great uncertainty for all of us. The Elders and Pastor Eggold have been in constant contact to review the situation and discuss contingency plans regarding the ministries of Grace Lutheran Church (GLC), including weekly worship, Bible Classes, ministry groups, fellowship events, and the overall spiritual care of Grace’s members. As updates continue to emerge, Grace Lutheran Church leadership and staff are communicating frequently to discuss local, state, and national health agency reports and guidance regarding COVID-19, as well as the range of possible responses.

Grace is now offering two worship times: Sunday at 9:30 am and Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Both will use the same readings and sermon. However, Wednesday night will take more safety precautions: e.g., facemasks will be required and there will be no congregational singing. Please note that we will observe social distancing at both services. Therefore, we will continue to invite 25 households per service to allow for our capacity plan. The Sunday worship service will be live-streamed on our webpage, on Facebook and YouTube. Join us on any of those platforms Sunday at 9:30 am. The Wednesday evening service will not be broadcast.

How We Can Support You

We will have the online stream of our service,Sundays at 9:30 am. We’ll even have a chat room with others who are watching and staff from Grace. 

Also, please know that there will always be someone to lend a listening ear at the church, and should you require a quiet space for reflection and private prayer, our door is open. If you’d like to talk to someone, schedule a home visitation, or schedule individual or family communion, contact the Church Office (765.474.1887 | kply@gracelaf.org) or Pastor Eggold (deggold@gracelaf.org | 765.337.1480).

We are in conversation with our community partners in order to help with distribution of food, donating resources, or serving in other ways. During this time, local food pantries and relief organizations are being heavily used. If you are interested in serving or donating items to the food pantry, it will go a long way to serve our community. If you are interested in helping, please fill out this form to let us know.

Also, many of you may want to continue your giving even if we are not able to meet in-person. Click here to access online giving.

Resources

We invite you to use some of our synodical resources to use for free!

For more resources that are updated weekly, check out our Faith @ Home page.

Keeping You Up To Date

In this fast-paced situation, Grace Lutheran Church continues to follow advice from Tippecanoe Health Department, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the LCMS.

This page will be updated regularly as the situation changes. Also, updates will be provided on our social media channel on Facebook.

Further Information