Announcements

***By MN State mandate and effective July 25th face coverings must be worn while in the building at the American Lutheran Church of Windom (unless you are 5 years old or younger or have a health condition that prevent you from wearing a mask). Thank you all for doing your part to keep our church open and our community healthy!***

The American Lutheran Church of Windom is moving our 9:00 AM Sunday worship services to Cottonwood Lake for the rest of the summer!  Whether you’re a member or not we’d love to have you worship with us!  Bring a chair and we’ll see you there! For those who prefer to worship indoors, join us on Wednesdays at ALC for our 5:30 PM. worship

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”.

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 at Cottonwood Lake
 
 
 
 
Please Join Us for In-House, Outdoors, or Digital Worship posted Sunday
 
Sunday, August 2nd
9:00 AM Worship at Cottonwood Lake
w/Holy Communion
 
Wednesday, August 5th
5:30 PM Worship w/Noisy Offering
 
Sunday, August 9th
Second Sunday Noisy Offering
9:00 AM Worship at Cottonwood Lake
 
Wednesday, August 12th
5:30 PM Worship w/Holy Communion
 
Sunday, August 16th
9:00 AM Worship at Cottonwood Lake
 
Wednesday, August 19th
5:30 PM Worship w/Holy Communion
 
Sunday, August 23rd
9:00 AM Worship at Cottonwood Lake
w/Holy Communion
 
Wednesday, August 26th
5:30 PM Worship
 
Sunday, August 30th
9:00 AM Worship at Cottonwood Lake
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
August Events
At this time, only church related activities such as worship, board meetings, 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.
 
 

Sr. League: Friday, August 28th at 7pm. Pizza at the park and swimming at the lake! Bring your floaties, paddle boards, or whatever you have! Melanie will also bring her peddle boat for those who would like to take turns using it!

Jr. League: Will meet on Sunday, August 16th at 6:00pm at Island park for pizza and then swimming at the pool!

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).
 

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. 

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!