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YES WE ARE HAVING IN PERSON WORSHIP! There will be one service each Sunday at 10:00 am until further notice. It is hoped that things will continue to open and we will reach Phase 3 of the state's reopening plan quickly. We will be wearing masks and continue social distancing. Hope to see you soon.

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We will return to in-person worship on Sunday, June 21st at 10 am. Please join us as you feel comfortable. We will follow the COVID-19 guidelines provided to you. Masks are to be worn and social distancing will be practiced. 

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Churches are essential, and provide gospel-driven essential work in feeding, clothing, accompanying and caring for the neighbor in need, the sick and sorrowing -- that work has continued, valiantly and faithfully, despite the pandemic. The return to in-person worship gatherings is being considered prayerfully, thoughtfully and contextually across our Delaware-Maryland Synod ELCA. We are moving slowly, and we're doing so out of love of God and neighbor. Be patient, dear church; be safe and be...

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It is an understatement to say, but I will none the less, the world has changed and continues to change it seems each week if not each day. The year started fairly normally and then in March we found out that all would change with the COVID-19 outbreak. Stay at home orders, closing of stores, restaurants, offices, schools and even houses of worship. In fact our lives have been completely changed! Now this past week with all the protests and riots in our cities and again the world has changed....

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Beginning Monday, June 8, the Food Bank will be open from 10:00-11:00 am and continuing Wednesdays and Fridays. As the summer heat intensifies, it is out of concern for our patrons and volunteers that we make this change. Please help us get the word out!    

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Friends in Christ, the promise of reopening our church building, to in-person gatherings, brings with it the joyful anticipation of coming back together AND the sober duty of being prepared to do so safely. To that end, Church Council has formed a Reopening Task Force to prepare a thoughtful plan to address these important issues and questions with clarity. Members of this group are: Pastor Stan, Pat Kelley, Kathy Barr, Sue Kessler, Elaine Rose, Steve Elsen and Frank Forrest.

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Food Bank

Can you help? We are practicing social distancing in that clients pick up pre-packed bags of food on the sidewalk outside the food bank. We need volunteers to pack bags and bring them up to set on the tables for distribution. Clients will not enter the food bank facility. We are also in great need of food and supply donations. Help your neighbor in this time of high need.

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Phase 1 Reopening

With the announcement of Phase I in the Maryland Strong Roadmap to Recovery, we have had numerous inquiries regarding when we will be able to return to church. As we determine the scope to which we can serve you in the coming weeks, please understand that we are keeping our members’ and staff’s health and safety at the forefront. We are also currently making adjustments to comply with CDC and Health Department guidelines. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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New Food Bank Hours

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, The Food Bank is NOW open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 am. We will be CLOSED if raining. Food will be distributed on the Washington Street side of the church. Individuals and families will receive prefilled bags of food for the foreseeable future.

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Pastoral Thoughts

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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