“With the support of the Synod Executive Committee, we have extended the suspension of synod staff travel at least through the end of the year. If your congregation has not yet begun in-person worship, please consider holding off for at least a few more weeks. If your congregation has been gathering in-person, it may be most prudent at this time to take a break from that and return to outdoor, virtual and/or live-streamed worship until the numbers and percentages of new positive COVID cases drops significantly and consistently. It is crucial that we work with others in our communities to do our part in stemming the tide of this dreadful, deadly virus.
Finally, beloved of God, I am grateful for you. I pray for you. As God has led God’s people of every age through every sort of wilderness imaginable, God will lead us through this one.
“Now to the One who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to God be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Peace be with you,
The Rev. Dr. William O. Gafkjen, Bishop
After discussing the above letter from Bishop Gafkjen and reviewing the increase of new cases of COVID19 in Tippecanoe County, the congregational council voted at their November 9, 2020, to suspend in-person worship at Holy Trinity until Dec 13. At the Dec 14 council meeting, they will revisit the matter, after reviewing the rate of new cases in Tippecanoe County. The livestream worship will continue to be offered.
We understand that this may be disappointing, but we continue to work to keep you safe.