From the Centers of Disease Control
Clean your hands often
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick
Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
Due to the ongoing spread of the coronavirus and the mandates of the government and public health officials, Holy Spirit Lutheran Church has closed its doors and cancelled all worship services and activities that occur on our church campus. This closure is in effect until April 30, 2020 at a minimum. It could extend further into the future. Because of this closure and the uncertainty of when we will be able to return to normal operations, as well as concern for the well-being of the community, we have postponed this year’s Community Yard Sale until Saturday, September 19, 2020.
We appreciate the early response we received to this year’s sale. We will keep all the applications we have already received and apply them to the September sale. We will also accept additional applications throughout the spring and summer. If this new date conflicts with other plans you have already made or is otherwise not convenient, we certainly understand. Should you need to withdraw from the Yard Sale, please email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will refund your fee as soon as the church office reopens.
Thank you for your continued support of our annual sale. Stay home, stay safe and stay healthy. We look forward to seeing you on September 19
Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil & Easter Sunday
Holy Week Services
Maundy Thursday- April 9th at 7:00 pm: This is the day when Christians remember the Last Supper. At the close of the service the altar and the sanctuary will be stripped in preparation for Good Friday
Good Friday- April 10th at 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm: This is the day when Christians around the world commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ
Easter Vigil- April 11th at 7:00 pm at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church: This service is sometimes referred to as the Paschal vigil and is celebrated the evening before Easter Sunday. It is considered to be the first service of Easter. As always we worship with our friends from St. Paul, Millersville and Concordia, Columbia.
Easter Sunday- April 12st at 9:30 am: This is the day that we as Christians celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
On Sunday, April 26th at 4:00pm there will be a Healing service at Holy Spirit. If you have never attended one of these services please consider doing so, it is a very moving service.
The Wednesdays of Lent 2020
God’s Gospel of Hope
Following Ash Wednesday, February 26, we will be gathering for mid-week worship of Holy Communion on the Wednesdays of Lent. Those dates are March 4, 11, 18, 25 and April 1 at 12 noon and 7:00 p.m. This year the theme of Pastor’s Eshbach’s homilies will be God’s Gospel of Hope. With the words and deeds of Jesus as our guide, we will reflect upon the abundance, generosity, freedom, witness, responsibility, love and faithful expression of Jesus into our present time.
Assisted by the writings of Walter Brueggemann in his book A Gospel of Hope, Lent is a wonderful time to remember the good news of Jesus Christ, and dedicate ourselves into renewing God’s good news through our practices which reflect that good news in today’s world.