As a result of Governor Evers Emergency Health Order #12
, the Waushara County Health Department has strongly advised us to suspend our offering of Drive-by Communion until further notice. The rationale used by them is:
1. Pastor Tews and Bob Wedell would be coming in close contact with more than 5 people during each drive-by Communion session.
2. People are required to exit their home and drive to church to receive Communion.
In consultation with our Circuit Pastor John Stelter, we have made the decision to discontinue offering Drive-by Communion
Following is a link to an article written by our Synod President Mark Schroeder dealing with how God feeds his flock in a time of crisis. We encourage each of you to read it. https://wels.net/god-feeds-his-flock-in-a-time-of-crisis/
We want to call your attention to a statement from the Council of Presidents quoted in the article. “We encourage our congregations at this time to reserve the distribution of the Lord’s Supper for its regular and normal use within the gathering of the body of believers (realizing that some changes in procedure may be made) or distributed privately by the pastor to individuals in need, as is the customary practice. We urge congregations to refrain from initiating novel approaches for celebration of the sacrament.”
If you would like to do so, you can mail your offerings to church and they will be handled there.
Pastor Tews is reachable by telephone, text message and email. You can leave a message on the answering machine at church (920) 787-3856 or call him on his cell phone (507) 626-4476.
We know that our loving God is in complete control and will get us through this difficulty according to his gracious plan.
Since some of our members do not have email capabilities, please initiate the Calling Tree to share this information
. Remember if you are not able to reach an individual family on your download, please call any families, if any, that they are responsible to call. Obviously, if the chain gets broken, the system will not work.
In His service,
Pastor Steven Tews
Terry Proctor, Congregation President