Announcements

***Mid-Year Meeting July 19th during the 9:00 AM Worship Service. Please plan to attend.***

Worship at the lake, Sunday, July 12th, 9:00 AM at Cottonwood Lake. Come as you are and bring your own chair and sunscreen. Spiritual Life and Fellowship will be serving ice cream treats following the service.

Collect your coins!  We will be starting up Noisy Offerings on Wednesday, July 8th and Sunday, July 12th at Worship at the Lake.

The “I’m Bored Challenge!” has been EXTENDED!! You now have until Monday, July 13th! DON’T FORGET…..The incentive is a $5 DQ gift card. Parents will have to “sign off” before it is turned in! Go to the children’s ministries tab or our Facebook page to print the “I’m Bored Challenge!”. 

The Banquet in Sioux Falls is still on for Thursday, July 23rd, 2020. Our goal is to raise $1,000 for the Banquet. Due to the coronavirus things may be a little different this year.  They request 20-25 volunteers (please sign-up at your own discretion). Please call the church office if you’re interested or have any questions.

Holy Trinity Efforts – Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Minneapolis is responding to the recent destruction in their neighborhood by collecting and distributing food and essential items to hundreds of people daily. We have a connection there because Jane Cartwright’s niece is the lead pastor. You may contribute financially directly through ALC with the designation “justice”.

Returning to Worship during the Pandemic:

We look forward to welcoming individuals back to worship in the sanctuary the last week in June!  We will offer two similar services: 5:30 PM on Wednesdays or 9:00 AM on Sundays, beginning June 24th and June 28th.  Please know our concern is to provide a safe worshiping environment for those who chose to return to worship during the COVID-19 pandemic, while caring for and protecting the most vulnerable among us. In order to make a smooth transition, these are a few helpful items to remember: 

Entering the building:  Doors will be propped open for easy building access.  You may use these entrances: 

Parking Lot: Try to leave a space between cars. 

Skylight Court and Main Sanctuary: Suggested for those with mobility concerns. 

Whichever one you select, please use the hand sanitizer. Wearing a facemask here and at all public gathering places is highly recommended.  If you have a face mask, bring your own.  There will be a few extras at the door.  

Making your way to the sanctuary: Social Distancing within the building is a must:  keep a 6-foot distance from others who are not in your family group.  Please be aware of spacing between yourself/group and others in the hall/stairways.  The service will not start until all have been seated.

Making your way into the sanctuary: Use the side aisles and walk down to where the usher is waiting,  Seating will start in the front and with social distancing, the spacing and number of individuals per pew will be monitored. Those of the same household can sit together.  Please follow the direction of the usher, even if it is not where you “normally” sit.

Worship setting: There will be adjustments to the worship.  Congregational responses and singing will be limited.  Instead of visiting with those around, consider using “wait” time for prayerful devotion, or viewing slide announcements.  Everything for worship will be up on the screens.  Please do not “sing along”, but you are able to hum along, tap your toes, snap fingers or quietly speak the lyrics.  The worship team is aware of your longing for what is familiar.

Exiting the sanctuary: Ushers will dismiss pews beginning in the back. Please exit using the side aisle, and once again be aware of distancing between individuals.   Please do not linger in the church building.  There will be no coffee hour or food served during this time.  

Other details: If you are sick, have a fever, cough or any other symptoms of COVID-19, or have been in contact with a sick person please consult your health professional and stay home. Restrooms are available in the Skylight Court and in the office hallway.  Water fountains will not be accessible. Stay only in the worship area of the building.   Do not circulate into other areas.

Weekly worship is available: Online (Facebook/ YouTube) and on the radio. Any and all are encouraged to continue worshiping in this way during the pandemic. 

Welcome!

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.  Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth should change…  The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge.  Psalm 46

While we are not together in person, or collecting a regular offering, the ministry of our congregation continues!  We are hoping not to fall behind in meeting our expenses.   Check out on-line giving by clicking on our give tab or mail in your offering to PO Box 188, Windom.
 
 
Wednesdays:
Worship at 5:30 pm
 
 
Sundays:
Worship at 9:00 am
 
 
 
2020 Mid-Year Congregational Meeting: 
Sunday, July 19th during our 9:00 AM Worship Service.
God is on the move in our congregation. Please make plans to attend. 
 
 
Please Join Us for In-House or Digital Worship posted Sunday
 
Sunday, June 28th
Care of Creation Sunday
9:00 AM Worship
 
Wednesday, July 1st
5:30 PM Worship
 
Sunday, July 5th
9:00 AM Worship w/Holy Communion
 
Wednesday, July 8th
5:30 PM Worship w/Noisy Offering
 
Sunday, July 12th
Second Sunday Noisy Offering
9:00 AM Worship at the Lake
 
Wednesday, July 15th
5:30 PM Worship w/Holy Communion
 
Sunday, July 19th
9:00 AM Worship w/Mid-Year Meeting
 
Wednesday, July 22nd
5:30 PM Worship w/Holy Communion and Celebration of First Communion
 
Sunday, July 26th
9:00 AM Worship w/Holy Communion
 
Wednesday, July 29th
5:30 PM Worship
 
Our Vision:
People experiencing a life-giving relationship with God.
Our Mission:
Living God’s grace, we cultivate community to love and serve.
Our Values:
Relationships:
God. Each other. Creation.
Belonging:
Affirmed. Included. Valued.
Faith:
Active. Inquiring. Hopeful
July Events
At this time, only church related activities such as worship, board meetings, first communion, baptisms, weddings, and funerals are being held. No other activities will be scheduled. The church doors will remain locked, but the office hours will resume as normal. Please stay tuned for more information regarding covid procedures and guidelines.
 
First Communion Classes: Wednesday, July 8th at 6:45 PM & Wednesday, July 15th at 6:45 PM
 
Celebration of First Communion: Wednesday, July 22nd at 5:30 PM & Sunday, July 26th at 9:00 AM.
 

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday:

9 am-12 pm & 1 pm-4 pm

 
Saturday & Sunday:
Closed

Tune in to our Worship Broadcasts on

Sunday at 10:30 AM on KDOM 103.1 FM

Watch our Worship 

Thursdays at 10:00 AM & 6:30 PM on Local Cable Channel 3.

Suicide Prevention

If you are struggling with depression and thoughts of suicide please reach out to one of us pastors and/or call one of the following numbers: Pastor Adam Roberts or Pastor Sarah Tade (507)831-1794

1-800-273-8255

1-800-642-1525

OTHER LINKS:
 

Luther Seminary: God Pause

ALC Prayer Chain
All prayer chain requests are handled through the church office. To activate a prayer request please call the church office at 831-1794 or an email may be sent to winalc@windomnet.com. If you are not part of the ALC Prayer Chain and would like to be, please send your email address and request to the email address above.
 
 
 
EVERYONE IS WELCOME JOIN
BAM
(Bible And Me!)
What is BAM? BAM is our Christian Education Program in comparison to Sunday school, but available on Wednesday nights (BAM-W) and Sunday mornings (BAM-S).
 
ELCA PODCASTS:
Here’s a NEW opportunity for Continuing Education & Fellowship. Join the ELCA Podcast Audience by clicking the link below.
 
Our God is an awesome God!
He reigns from Heaven above!