Tag: Health Care Covid-19


16
Oct 2020
out of focus candles over a dark background

Dear ones, Wednesday evening, the council met in a specially called meeting to discuss expanding our worship capacity (a move to Phase 2). We are aware that the numbers are going up in Knox County and we are watching the benchmarks carefully, but based on the survey responses so far we have agreed that it is time to begin welcoming up to 50 people in worship on a Sunday morning. We will begin that experiment on October 25, Reformation Sunday.  The Five Core Actions will be required for safety (stay home if......

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03
Jul 2020
Weekly Minute with Pastor Susan

Dear ones, I pray that you are all staying well and avoiding high risk places and activities as we move into our fifth month of this new, crazy life I’ve begun calling “Covid-Chaos 2020.” For many (if not most) of us this has added a layer of stress to our already complex lives. We know that intermittent stress can be good for us (that’s another article) but when it becomes chronic it can affect all aspects of our health. So please remember to do the things that keep you grounded in life......

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28
Jun 2020
We Need Your Help!

The following supplies will be needed before we begin in-house worship. Many of the items are in limited supply. If you find any of the following items in stock and don’t need them for your own personal use, please consider purchasing them and donating them to the church.  Clorox wipes (or equivalent sanitizing wipes) Hand sanitizer refill jugs (approx. 67 oz. containers)containing at least 60% alcohol  Kleenex tissue in square boxes Non-latex gloves THANK YOU!...

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26
Jun 2020
Red Apple with Heart carved in it, stethescope

Hello again! This past week, we had an OWLs Zoom meeting on good neighbor practices in COVID-19 and racism. Wonderful discussion and shared stories resulted. Pastor Susan and I attended a webinar this week from the Southeastern Synod on Senior Care in the midst of COVID-19. I will be sending the recording out to the OWLS members in the Parish Nurse News this week. The webinar featured speakers from the CDC, a counselor who specializes in gerontology, and a parish/faith community nurse. I continue to monitor and track COVID-19 across our county,......

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25
Jun 2020
Weekly Minute from Pastor Susan

We had a great town hall meeting on Sunday, June 21st via Zoom. I’m glad so many were able to participate. We reviewed the current draft of our re-opening worship plan and took questions and suggestions. If you were unable to attend, there is a recording of the meeting and you may find it here: TOWN HALL MEETING RECORDED ON SUNDAY, JUNE 21, 2020 Several points were made that the team had not considered, and we are grateful for the suggestions for managing the things that we have not yet clarified in the......

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