St. Luke United Methodist Church
Saturday, April 04, 2020
Grow in Christ - Proclaim the Word - Serve Others
 

Dear friends and church members,

All on-site church meetings have been suspended through the end of March. This decision was made after much prayer and at the recommendation of our bishop, SPRC committee, and other committee chairpersons. While I strongly believe we worship best in community, in this season we must do all we can to protect those in our care to the best of our ability. The Bible calls upon us to worship together. It also calls upon us to respect our authorities. Our government, medical, and religious authorities have all recommended a temporary cessation of group activities. Though you may not agree, I hope you will stand by us and pray for all our brothers and sisters during this difficult time.

I have heard it said and it is true, that Church cannot be cancelled. We are the Church. The way we do church together will be different. But, we can still remain connected. One way will be to watch us online on Facebook at facebook.com/stlukeumchurch/. We can hold our committee meetings via free Zoom conference calls and I will set those up for our committee meetings. If you need help accessing these, please let me know. More importantly, if you know of one of our members who needs groceries and cannot get out, please let us know.

This Sunday, I will post this week’s Sunday School lesson on Facebook. Then at 11am, I will post a service live. It will also be available after the live broadcast.

I encourage you to set apart a special place and time for personal weekly worship in your homes and for taking part in these weekly online Sunday Schools and services. I look forward to the time when we may come back together and will be monitoring the situation with prayer and fasting.

One way we worship is through our tithes and offerings. These also maintain our operations as we continue to serve online and (hopefully) soon in person. To give online, please click on this online giving link. Checks may also be mailed to: St. Luke UMC, P. O. Box 1796, Columbia, TN 38402. Thank you.

I love all of you,

Pastor Don.