Coronavirus Update 4/4/2020:
In Person Services Suspended Until Further Notice
Dear members of Redeemer Lutheran Church, yesterday, April 3, 2020, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb extended the Executive Order for Indiana residents to “Stay at Home” through May 5, 2020. While this order still exempts religious gatherings as long as they comply with the CDC recommendations, Redeemer will not have in-person worship services until further notice. Additionally, most meetings and classes have been cancelled, contact your teacher or chairperson if you have any questions.
Since this is a temporary order issued in an emergency situation designed to protect the public health, we do not feel that it infringes upon our religious liberty or our right to assemble. We appreciate our Indiana state government providing an exception for the essential work of churches and those that provide spiritual care. However, we feel our resources can best be used if we suspend in-person worship services and provide quality opportunities to hear the Word of God through other means.
Services continue to be recorded and broadcast online through YouTube, Facebook, and the Redeemer website. We encourage all members to read God’s Word, pray continually, and have family devotions in the home. Holy Communion can still be received by making an appointment with Pastor Kleinschmidt. The Church Office will be closed during this time, however, the executive order allows us to maintain the building, ensure security, and gather materials to work from home. Pastor Kleinschmidt and Vicar Stoltzman can be reached at home during the stay at home order, their home phone numbers have been printed in every bulletin. If you need those numbers or need to contact Stacy you can email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For those that are able, Redeemer still needs your offerings and gifts. Secure online giving has been made available through VANCO Payment Solutions and there is a link on the church website. Offerings can also be mailed to the church. Thank you.
Please share this information with those Redeemer members who may not have access to the internet or email.
--Redeemer Congregation President Don Kaegebein, Vice President Dan Nieman, and Redeemer's Board of Elders