Greetings, my friends in Christ.

Yes, spring is coming.  New life will begin to sprout all around us. But, it will be a different world for a while.  In the midst of this virus crisis, many of us have become discouraged and even despairing. Fearful, even.  What we need is

  1. Hope
  2. Encouragement
  3. Assurance

Hope that things will get better soon. Encouragement to keep on doing what God calls us to do. And … assurance that God is still with us, even in despairing times.

Since we have been mandated to suspend our worship services and gatherings, creative thinking is needed in order to stay connected with each other and with God.  After some conversation with some of our members, we will offer a meditation on Sunday mornings, via Facebook, at about 11 a.m. This will include readings from Scripture, thoughts about how we can be strengthened and encouraged, prayers for those we love and those around the world affected by this virus. 

On Wednesday evenings, around 7 p.m., again via Facebook, I will be offering Holden Evening Prayer services from the church. Perhaps this will bring hope, comfort, and encouragement for a wider audience and a reminder that God is still with us.

There will also be a small wooden church outside the back door of the church (Sunday School entrance) that will hold DVDs of our services for those who wish to share with their families who don’t do Facebook.  Just please return the DVDs when you are finished.  Thanks to Bruce and Pat for their partnership in making these efforts work!

A suggestion for worship in the home (which is not a new thing, actually centuries old!). Gathering around the table with your Bible, reading some scripture, praying together, even sharing bread and wine, as the Body and Blood of Christ, together with your family.  We all need strength and courage to meet the challenges we face in the days and weeks ahead. 

I will keep you in my prayers and please call me if you need to. 

Blessings and Prayers,

Pastor Susan


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News from Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Bloomer

It will be a different world for a while.  In the midst of this virus crisis, many of us have become discouraged and even despairing. Fearful, even.  Things we desperately need right now …

  1. Hope
  2. Encouragement
  3. Assurance

Hope that things will get better soon. Encouragement to keep on doing what God calls us to do. And … assurance that God is still with us, even in despairing times.

Since we have been mandated to suspend our worship services and gatherings, creative thinking is needed in order to stay connected with each other and with God.  After some conversation with some of our members, we will offer a meditation on Sunday mornings, via Facebook, at about 11 a.m. livestreaming readings from Scripture, thoughts about how we can be strengthened and encouraged, prayers for those we love and those around the world affected by this virus

Our Facebook address is: Oursaviorslutheranbloomerwi

Please visit our Web Site at your convenience:  www.oursaviorsbloomer.net

On Wednesday evenings, around 7 p.m., again via Facebook, Holden Evening Prayer services will be livestreamed from the church. Perhaps this will bring hope, comfort, and encouragement for a wider audience and a reminder that God is still with us.

May God continue to guide, strengthen and encourage us to keep hope and share encouragement with each other.  If you have questions, please call Pastor Susan Anderson at home (715-967-2226) or call the church office (715-568-4803).




 



 


 



 

 

 

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