Our church council is paying careful attention to the current state of COVID in our community.
As a council, we are looking for the positive test rate to drop below 5% in Waukesha County for 5 consecutive days before we discuss an indoor service.
October 1, 2020 Update
October 1 COVID 19 Update
In spite of a strong desire to open up worship indoors at 8:00AM and our readiness to do so, the church council decided on October 1 to hold off on that plan due to the following factors. The state of WI today urged churches to help people take the virus seriously.
- The number of new COVID infections in WI are well above 2000/day for many days.
- 45 of 72 counties in our state are seeing a rise in the number of infections.
- 20% of people tested are testing positive.
- Hospitalizations are surging
- hospitals in the NE WI are at capacity. Local hospitals are making ready.
- In WI we have an acute shortage of medical staff and are calling for out of state help.
- The #’s of deaths are rising dramatically, over 20 souls a day. (27 today)
The church council will revisit this decision on Tuesday October 20.
Meanwhile, please gather with small groups indoors following all of our procedures.
Please watch the video explanation to more fully grasp the issues involved in our decision making. Finally. We ask for your prayers and understanding. No decision we make will please everyone. Bishop Paul Erickson encourages us to hold this scripture as we move forward.
“As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” (Colossians 3:12-14)