The situation with the Coronavirus pandemic has been a rapidly changing situation, leaving congregations and pastors to be creative in finding safe ways to be community together.  Some churches closed completely, others canceled Lenten services and meals and were hypervigilant about handwashing, sanitizing surfaces, not reusing bulletins and maintaining social distancing during public worship. “During […]

On March 17, Governor Reynolds issued a State of Public Health Disaster Emergency Includes: Mass Gathering: Social, community, spiritual, religious, recreational, leisure, and sporting gatherings and events of more than 10 people are hereby prohibited at all locations and venues, including but not limited to parades, festivals, conventions, and fundraisers. Planned large gatherings and events […]

Sunday afternoon, after an upbeat and inspiring worship service that capped an exhilarating and exhausting week of at the 2015 ELCA Youth Gathering, I got in my car and drove from Detroit for the ELCA Worship Jubilee. This was a different kind of event.  I kept looking for people in bright colored shirts to high […]