Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
In response to the rapidly changing health crisis (and always), my intention as Pastor is to be thoughtful and act with wisdom, confidence, and faith in Christ, not hysteria or panic. In our public gatherings so far, Redeemer has worked hard to follow the health protocols and social distancing guidelines outlined by our government and health officials.
By further limiting contact and exposure, we can help to reduce the risk of spread of infection. As several reported cases have shown, one can be a carrier of the virus, exhibit no symptoms, never show symptoms, and yet spread the virus to someone who is considered at risk or vulnerable. IN KEEPING WITH HEALTH OFFICIALS RECOMMENDATIONS: ALL ACTIVITIES AT CHURCH HAVE BEEN CANCELED UNTIL THE END OF APRIL. Services are being streamed on Facebook at their regular times, and will be put up on YouTube afterwards. Additionally, anyone who needs a physical copy of the service can be sent an audio or DVD copy of the service upon request.
We will continue to monitor the situation daily, and will revisit and reassess the health situation as it unfolds in the coming days and weeks ahead. We will also continue to communicate any changes or updates to you in a timely manner. In an ever-changing world, we rest in the unchanging truth and promises of God’s love for us in Christ. The Elders and I are constantly in communication over this situation.
During this time, we have an opportunity to show our Christian love. Call your neighbors and friends, and check up on them. If you learn of a need and can safely fulfill it, do so. If you are in need, please contact your Elder or the Church, so that we can help you.
Let us also find great hope and comfort in the gifts God gives us to sustain us even in the darkest and most uncertain of times: His Holy Word, which is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. His gracious Name placed upon you in Holy Baptism. His absolution which forgives our sin. His Supper which strengthens and nourishes us. His people, each of you, as you care for others in our church, homes, and communities in which we live.
Pastor Bill Shupe
Redeemer Lutheran Church - Bartlesville Ok
Wednesday Services are at Noon and 7pm. Supper is provided at 6pm.
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Phone: (918) 333-6022
Address: 3700 Woodland Rd
Bartlesville, OK 74006