Coronavirus Update 3/23/2020: Services Suspended
Dear members of Redeemer Lutheran Church, today Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb issued "Executive Order 20-08 (Stay at Home)" beginning March 25 through April 6. While this order exempts religious gatherings as long as they comply with the CDC recommendations, we think it necessary to cancel in-person worship services until April 6.
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.
We will record/live-stream services as we are able on YouTube, Facebook, and the Redeemer website. 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
At this time we don't know what will be happening for Holy Week/Easter, we will update everyone when we have more information. Recorded services and information have been made available on our church website: www.redeemerhighland.org. And soon online giving for offerings will also be available. 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