Greetings Church in Quarantine!
Now is the time to Love Our Neighbors as Ourselves and join our fellow Minnesotans in arresting the rapid spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). MainStreet has suspended in-person gatherings and the church building at St. Martin’s By the Lake will be closed until further notice.
We are working hard to creatively find new ways to be “together” and encourage one another during these unprecedented times. We had 17 households attend our first virtual midweek gathering via Zoom (see photo).
We want to build on that experiment and implement the weekly virtual gatherings below. Please try to get acquainted with Zoom.com and get the app for smartphones and tablets. We may be doing this for a while. Join meetings by using the links provided.
Meeting ID: 458 566 407
Meeting ID: 542 255 987
We are working hard to provide other uplifting resources to help guide us through this crisis (see below). May God give you peace, patience, courage and surprise blessings during this time of trial. Let us know if you are struggling in any way, and how we can serve you.
QUARANTINE LETTERS: I’m grabbing the eQuill and ink and carrying on the long legacy of writing pastoral letters to God’s people facing uncertain times. I hope these letters keep our hearts and minds anchored in Christ and His Word. Please share them with others who might benefit. Read here.
DAILY SPARKS VIDEOS: These shore video reflections aim to shine a little light into these days filled with so much negative news. Please share them on social media and help spread the faith, hope and love of Christ! New contributors hopefully join soon! Watch here.
ANXIETY SEMINAR: Pastor Bill will be sharing some “Daily Sparks” in the coming days, and we are planning for his timely seminar on “Anxiety” on April 18 even if it will likely move online. We hope you will attend this next soul care opportunity.
HOLY YOGA TV: Missing your weekly Yoga routine? Needing it more than ever during this stressful time? Great news! Start a free trial of Holy Yoga TV and “grow on the go” (or while on lock-down at home!). Learn more here .