St. Paul Lutheran Church & Pre-School

Weekly Staff Bulletin Page: From the Desk of…

FROM THE DESK OF . . .

Sunday, January 17 and Monday, January 18, 2021

From the desk of Pastor Ernie Green:

 Back in March of last year, our lives were upended by the coronavirus. We shut the church down for a bit, then we opened up and did our absolute best to remain safe. For ten months that was the way it worked for most of us.  I visited a member of St. Paul who is in Hospice care for end of life issues, but prior to being admitted into the nursing home, I was made to take a covid test. It was a rapid test that was back in twenty minutes, and I was negative for the virus. That was a relief. More to come.

Cindy was due to have knee replacement surgery this past Thursday, (the 14th) and part of her pre-op testing was a covid-19 test. She was scheduled for the test last Sunday, and on Monday afternoon (my birthday) she was notified that she tested positive for the virus. She had been experiencing very mild cold symptoms prior to that, and we had been with our grandchildren who had the same mild symptoms last week.

That call changed everything in a heartbeat.  We were both placed under quarantine, and later on Monday, I began feeling the effects of what I suspect is the virus. I was worse on Tuesday and made an appointment for the earliest available time, and that was Wednesday morning. Actually it was this morning, because I am preparing this page on Wednesday afternoon. I can only assume right now that I will also be positive for the virus. You will probably have that information available on Sunday and Monday.

This is something that I have feared since March, and I can honestly say that I’ve always felt that if I contracted this virus, that it would signal the end for me.  But I’m here on my third day with symptoms, and they seem to get worse every day, yet I’m at peace knowing that Jesus is with me.  I know that many of you are praying for us, so please continue to do that, because our Great Physician can heal anything.

Do what you can to keep yourself safe, and do what you can to keep your family safe as well. Wear your masks and stay socially distant from people.

In all things place your fears, your hopes, and your trust into the hands of Jesus, He can make all things better, because He can make all things new.

God bless all of you as you stay safe and protected in God’s Kingdom, Amen.

Pastor Ernie Green

 

All are welcome at St. Paul Lutheran – Please allow God’s love to work in and through you to brighten the lives of members and visitors alike.

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Confirmation Class AssignmentsFor Thursday, January 21, 2021:

First Year Class – Read “The Ten Commandments – The Second Commandment” pages 61 – 67 from Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation.  Read Chapter Twelve from The Story, “The Trials of a King.”  Attend church and KREW and complete a Worship Summary Form

Mentor Question: Other than the coronavirus, what do you think is the underlying problem in the world right now?

Second Year Class – Read “The Ten Commandments – The Second Commandment” pages 61 – 67 from Luther’s Small Catechism with Explanation.  Complete Lesson 12, Sin; Law and Gospel, from “Exploring Luther’s Small Catechism.” Complete Lesson 13, I Believe, from “Exploring Luther’s Small Catechism.” Attend church and KREW and complete a Worship Summary Form.

Mentor Question: Other than the coronavirus, what do you think is the underlying problem in the world right now?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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