St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church takes the health and safety of our church family and community very seriously. Because coronavirus has become a worldwide concern, St. John's church will likely not be meeting in assembly until after Easter Sunday. Please check here often for further updates.
Weekly readings and sermons will be posted on this website and St. John's Facebook page.
We have been through a lot in the first few weeks of social distancing.
We are beginning to hear and see signs of stress.
Children are beginning to ask serious questions.
Attached are a few more resources for identifying stress and talking to children about the virus.
We at the synod office pray for you all daily and look forward to the time we can be together again. As always, if you have specific questions, or need help, please call.
|Talking About StressTypical ReactionsTalking to ChildrenTalking With Children About Coronavirus|
Rev. David E. Sprang
Assistant to the Bishop
Director of Evangelical Mission
North West Lower Michigan Synod - ELCA517-331-8497 cell
|Information from the State of Michigan and CDC is available from this link.|
|Helpful link for stress concerns|
|You are invited to follow Pandemic Hope: A family devotional for life during COVID-19|
Pope Francis has asked the global community to join together Wednesday, March 25th in the "universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness.”
|Each Wednesday beginning March 25th, Interfaith Action will e-mail a prayer by one of our Interfaith leaders and will also post it on our Facebook page. This Wednesday, April 13, Michael Nixon, Esq. Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion Andrews University offers a prayer for compassion and hope.|
God Bless You!
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
Rev. Dennis Smith, Interim Pastor
Office: Tue - Fri: 9 a.m. - Noon