At this time, Christ Lutheran Church has canceled on-site events and activities by all organizations. This page will be updated as new information is released. 

September 18, 2020 - A Letter from CLC Council President

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

As you may have seen, a survey was recently distributed to the congregation regarding various worship options at Christ Lutheran. Thank you to everyone who was able to participate in providing feedback. The survey results indicated that the majority of members have an interest in returning to some form of in-person worship. 

In addition, at the Council meeting on Monday, September 14, Council reviewed the most recent local and state wide COVID-19 positivity data reports as presented by the COVID-19 task force. The data unanimously showed a significant increase in positive COVID-19 case reports in both Hanover and Henrico counties, as well as an increase among the state overall.  

Taking into account all sources of information, including that approximately 40% of the congregation did not feel comfortable attending worship in-person, and after consulting with the Worship Planning ministry, Council feels comfortable approving an increase of up-to 20 persons in the sanctuary during Sunday worship services. A sign up sheet has been created, and we ask any members who wish to attend in-person worship to please complete it before attending. You may click here, or on the button below to sign up now.  

Live stream services will remain available for anyone who does not wish to attend services in-person. Please go to Christ Lutheran's facebook page or website to attend the electronic services each week. 

At this time, please note that Christ Lutheran's facilities remain closed. Please know, however, that the life and engagement of Christ Lutheran remains very strong, and in fact, participation and connection has increased among several platforms. Additionally, Christ Lutheran's giving has remained steady and strong.

We encourage all church ministries and committees to continue to meet virtually via the church's Zoom account (contact to Kayley Greenday or Pastor Ralph for more information about using this resource). We feel encouraged and blessed by your commitment and determination to continue performing the work of the church, and look forward to a time where we can safely meet to worship together once more! 

Blessings, 
 

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Kayley Greenday
Council President

 

 

July 30, 2020 - A Letter from CLC Council President

Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

Christ Lutheran Council continues to monitor the current COVID-19 pandemic in the Virginia and greater Richmond area, including recommendations and updated information from Governor Northam as well as recommendations from the Virginia Synod's Office.

Additionally, Council has approved the formation of a COVID 19 'task force' to carry out the following tasks:

  • Closely monitor¬†local, state, and federal guidelines as they relate to religious organizations
  • Recommend criteria to Council to serve as a benchmark¬†for returning to in-person worship services
  • Develop an operations "safety" plan for in-person¬†worship services

The task force was formed following the July 13 Council Meeting and has met twice. They will continue to meet weekly and report back to Council. 

At this time, please note that Christ Lutheran's facilities remain closed.  At the August Council meeting, currently scheduled for Monday, August 10, Council will review the recomendations presented by the COVID 19 task force and continue to re-evaluate and review  the most current information.

Please know, however, that the life and engagement of Christ Lutheran remains very strong, and in fact, participation and connection has increased among several platforms. Additionally, Christ Lutheran's giving has remained steady and strong, particularly since the last payment of the church's mortgage was submitted in April! 

As as we continue to navigate our way through this global pandemic, our first concern is for the safety of CLC's members and the well being of our local community. We have a responsibility to remain diligent in doing our part to slow the spread of the coronavirus within our neighborhood, and for now, that includes the continuation of physical distancing.  

We encourage all church ministries and committees to continue to meet virtually via the church's Zoom account (contact to Kayley Greenday or Pastor Ralph for more information about using this resource) and to continue actively participating in CLC's online worship services and mid-week devotionals, found on the church's Facebook page and YouTube channel. We feel encouraged and blessed by your commitment and determination to continue performing the work of the church, and look forward to a time where we can safely meet to worship together once more! 

Blessings, 

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Kayley Greenday

Council President

 

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