Greetings in the name of our risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
I pray that you all are doing well and staying healthy during this Covid 19 pandemic.
The Board of Elders have decided to start having in person services at Immanuel starting the weekend of June 7th. We are still waiting to see if more of the restrictions will be lifted or what is going to happen with Covid 19 in our area.
At this time we are planning to have services Saturday evenings at 6:00 pm and Sunday mornings at 10:30 am, our regular times. There are a number of guidelines we need to follow to have these services. I pray that you will be patient as we figure this all out.
We are to practice social distancing at our services.
We can have 18 household units at a time for services. Only those living in the same house can sit together. Because we can only have 18 household groups we are asking you to call in to the office to reserve your spot. You can call in to the office and talk to Samantha or myself so that we can mark you down. We are doing this so that those who drive into town may know for sure if there is room. So please make sure you talk to someone in person and not just leave a message. If a service is full we will let you know and tell you if there is room at the other service. If there is a need, we will add another service on Sunday morning. So please call to let us know what service you plan to attend.
If you feel that you are at high risk, please do not come. The state’s guidelines suggest that the
• people with underlying medical conditions
• family members who live with elderly people or those who are at risk
• people who have access to those at risk in nursing institutions
• people you have upper respiratory or ful-like symptoms
• people who live with someone with upper respiratory or flu-like symptoms
• people with COVID-19 or live with someone with COVID-19
• people who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19
These are the ones who should stay home and not attend services at this time.
We also need to keep social distancing when you come into the church and when you are dismissed. So please listen to the directions of the Elders and the ushers who are on duty for the service.
Communion distribution will take place on the Sundays we are scheduled to have communion. Here again we will need to follow social distancing and will not have as many people coming up to the altar at one time.. Each household will come up together and will keep social distancing in place. The pastors will be practicing hand sanitization practice during the time of communion.
The offering plate will not be passed during the service, it will be placed at the entrance of the Nave.
We will also not be able to use our hymnals. You may bring your own if you have one. We will be printing the whole order of service out for you to pick up as you come in for the service.
We pray that more and more of the Covid 19 restrictions will be lifted as the weeks go by. So please be watching the church’s website for more information.
Again, I ask that you be patient as we figure this all out. We ask that you continue to pray for our congregation and God’s Church on earth that we may continue to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. If you have any questions please give me a call or call one of the Elders.
The Board of Elders and Pastor Mueller
|Rev Richard C Mueller||Senior Pastor|
|Rev Martin T Schnare||Associate Pastor|
|Samantha Steinman||Church Secretary|
|Jill Mueller||Head Teacher/Preschool Teacher|
|Christa Horn||Kindergarten Teacher|
|Micki Messersmith||1st Grade Teacher|
|Tessa Walker||2nd Grade Teacher|
|Diane Schnare||3rd Grade Teacher|
|Tessa Oestman||4th Grade Teacher|
|Karena Soriano||5th - 8th Grade Teacher|
|Kim Heckman||5th - 8th Grade Teacher|
|Ashley Rose||Para Professional|
|Robyn Jensen||Para Professional|
|Jamie Quick||Para Professional|
|Stephany Hausmann||School Secretary|
|6:00 pm||Saturday||Divine Service|
|9:00 am||Sunday||Adult Bible Class & Sunday School|
|10:30 am||Sunday||Divine Service|
|7:00 pm||Wednesday||Lenten Service|
|School Address||1312 E 10th St, Alliance, NE 69301|