May God’s grace and peace be with you in these constantly changing times and updates.
First, thank you for your prayers, your outward focus, your love of sharing with your neighbor and all in need, and your love of Jesus and his church here and throughout the world. We are named and claimed by the One who is the true Lord of Life and this is our time to witness to God’s presence and hope for today and tomorrow. Lent is the journey to the cross of Jesus and this Lent, this COVID-19 season, let us be moved by the dedication of Jesus coming to lift up our cross with us, dispel fear, and bring us through to new life and new appreciation of each other. God does not desire this virus for the world and God does not desire the suffering many are already experiencing with this virus, but we can count on God bringing forth transformation and new life out of frenzy, fear, and loss.
Second, we are changing LOL’s worship schedule again in order to be in compliance with the latest CDC recommendations of no gatherings over ten people for the next eight weeks. Therefore, our campus will be closed for worship and all church activities through May 10. We are, however, gathering what is needed to offer a live streaming worship opportunity on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am. Please see below for information on how to access this opportunity this coming Sunday from your homes. We will have a test run of the system this Wednesday evening which will also be the conclusion of our Wednesday night worship services. In addition to Sunday mornings, we will also plan for a streamed Good Friday service on Friday, April 10, at 7:00 pm that will incorporate the Holy Week story of the betrayal of Jesus through his crucifixion for the life of the world. Thank you for your support of these changes and our worship and tech teams.
Third, our staff and council are devoted to new ways of connecting, growing, and serving in this season. We are researching opportunities and even though the campus is closed, we will be working in the office and at home welcoming new and creative ways of moving and living with God’s mission as our heartbeat. This all means that we need you and need your ideas and partnership. We would love to hear your ideas; creativity in this season carries the promise of the wind of the Spirit blowing in and through us, offering hope, new life, and the One who is all the more today our sure foundation when so much is shaking around us.
God is with us. YOU are with God. Do not fear! You bear the name of the One who is the true Lord of Life.
-Pastor David Lechelt
HOW TO LIVE STREAM WORSHIP THROUGH FACEBOOK:
-From your News Feed, click Watch on the left.
-Click Live below Watch on the left.
-Search for Lord of Life Church - Ramsey, MN
*Once we are live (SUNDAYS @ 9:30 AM), you should also see a Lord of Life icon under "Stories" at the top of your News Feed, where you may simply click to tune in.
We understand that these are trying times for all. Even though we are currently unable to physically meet for Worship, we encourage you to continue to give as you are able. Here are a few ways to do that:
GIVE ONLINE- Visit our website for details.
TEXT A GIFT- Text the dollar amount to 855-898-5971. In a few short moments, you will receive a link to vancopayments.com. Complete the form and hit submit. You will then receive a text thanking you for your donation to Lord of Life Church and will then have the ability to set up recurring donations, if you choose.
USE OUR ONLINE GIVING APP- Download the FREE "GivePlus Church" app on your Apple or Android phone. You can make a one-time or recurring donations using your debit/credit card or checking/savings account. Donate as a guest or create a log in account and securely and conveniently manage donations using Touch ID/Fingerprint, PIN or password.