COVID-19 is running through Elgin. We shall not be afraid, but we will respect this disease.

Hello Dear friends, this is your pastor. As you already know, COVID-19 is running through Elgin and is effecting people from St Peter's Lutheran. Therefore, I want to say a few things:

  • We shall not live in fear.
  • We will live faithfully as disciples of Jesus Christ.
  • We will "live smartly" to keep our community "more safe" as we worship God and serve God's people.
  • Worship continues in person, so please attend safely. Worship will continue to be streamed live on Facebook. Sunday school will be available via Zoom.

When should I not go to a public worship service?

  1. If you are over 65 or have underlying health conditions that make you more susceptible to contracting COVID-19.
  2. "At-risk populations are those who are 65 or older, especially those with chronic lung disease; moderate to severe asthma; chronic heart disease; severe obesity; diabetes; chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis; liver disease; or weakened immune system."
  3. If you are infected with COVID-19 and/or have been in contact with someone COVID-19 positive.
  4. If you feel even remotely ill.

I know these are distressing times. I feel it as badly as you do. I miss you all terribly. However, as I have said: this will eventually pass. There will be "the other side" of COVID-19. It is a marathon, not a sprint. Let's use our phones and computers and stay in contact. Please call or write me if you have any concerns or difficulties.

Blessings to you all and stay safe,

Pastor Sam