Prince of Peace Lutheran Church does take the current pandemic seriously. We have taken extra measures to do our best to keep all safe while seeking to serve the children of God and deliver the gifts of God, his precious Word and Sacrament in an atmosphere free of the anxiety promoted by the world.
In light of the recent global infestation of COVID-19, let it be clear, the devil will not scare us away from gathering together to receive the Lord’s gifts of Word and Sacrament. For this reason, too, we will continue to boldly use the common cup for no poison will God give through his most precious cup. For an excellent article on the use of the Cup, you are invited to check out our “What We Believe” section, written by Rev. Marcus Zill.
CHANGES should be expected as we continue through this pandemic, we will do our best to keep you updated. But the Divine Service will continue to be offered at 9am followed by Bible Study and Sunday School at 10:30am.
Our precautions include but are not limited to continuing to wipe down the Altar rail with disinfectant and to wipe the chalice with an additional purificator between each table. You are encouraged to spread out at the Table of our Lord as well. We would also encourage you to spread out throughout the whole Nave. If you desire to wear a mask you are free to do so but we will NOT require masks to be worn. (Click here for a wonderful explanation on why both avenues are part of the freedom of the Gospel) We also have the offering plate at the back of the sanctuary for the gathering of our tithes and offerings. If you are at risk and believe it would be better for you to have a separate service; please speak with me and I would be glad to accommodate that desire. The worst thing we can do is simply stop going to the Divine Service to receive Christ’s gifts. If you have any additional questions please speak to me.
Finally, for a different, compassionate, and loving approach to the Pandemic I would encourage you to read an article found in the October Issue of Imprimis a monthly article put out by Hillsdale College. (found here).