That We may Know, Live, and
Share the Love of Christ
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Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
With the growing concerns related to the Coronavirus, I share with you the decision to suspend worship and all other gatherings at Lord of the Valley. This means we will not hold worship on Sundays, and we will suspend all our other gatherings until further notice. This is the recommendation of our Bishop of the Rocky Mountain Synod, Jim Gonia. It follows his consultation with other church leaders and the Governor’s office.
Our nation and world continues to respond to the crisis brought on by the Coronavirus/ COVID 19. As a community in Christ Jesus we want to extend our care to those around us. Part of our expression of Christ’s love is to be mindful of the risks of transmitting this virus. While we have not learned of any confirmed cases of the virus in Grand County, we will do well to make some changes in our habits and behaviors so that when or should this virus arrive we have already stepped toward more healthful ways of living in community.
This decision to suspend all activities includes our Women’s Group, Men’s Breakfasts and Wednesday evening Lenten suppers and Thursday Ski Together gatherings.
We know that the majority of our people who gather for Sunday morning worship fall into the higher risk category due to age (60+) and some also have other medical issues that may raise that risk even more.
I will continue to prepare a Morning Prayer service that will be emailed to our members and friends for use at home on Sunday mornings. In this way we can be together in prayer even while in separate places. I encourage you to view our worship video but visiting our worship page and clicking “Morning Prayer at LOTV.” We can join together even though we are in separate places during this time.
We will need to lean into the creativity that God has given us so that we remain close and connected during this time apart. We have heard a lot about Social Distance during this time. Let us practice “Physical Distancing” while we seek to remain socially connected through phone conversations, email, text messages and other means of looking out for one another. God will walk with us in promise and peace during these uncertain times.
Let us remain in Christ’s love,
Pastor Brian Bergum