Letter from Pastor Glen
Council, along with worship and music committee, is still trying to figure out
forms of in-building worship. Coffee hour with joint refreshments will likely
be even later.
May 31, 2020
will take time to return to normal. As of this time, there are "hots
spots" of the virus as close as 30 miles away from Milaca. COVID-19,
while it is as mild as the seasonal flu in some folks, is different than the
flu. It has been reported that some younger MN folks (30's and 40's) have
died recently, including a couple without any prior health issues. It has
already killed more Americans than the common flu does each year, and many more
are expected to die. I don't want to scare anyone, but we simply don't know yet
how much worse it will get.
older members have told me they would not attend an indoor service at this
time. If we held in-house worship now, some who are frail might be
encouraged to attend. I would feel horrible if anyone got sick or worse from a
Zion service. I guarantee Zion will return to sanctuary worship. We simply
don't know when.
have scheduled outdoor worship at a local once in June and once in July.
Outdoors, the virus is much less likely to spread. Not sure if any unusual
measures for those services will be in place. We'll see. I am looking forward
to those services and to seeing you.
pray with you that this plague will end, and for you as restrictions take an
emotional and economic toll. We are still the church.