EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH

Pleasant View Evangelical Lutheran Church

2733 Springhill Road

Staunton, Virginia 24401

540 | 885 | 2954

Worshiping and serving the Lord at this location since 1878

COVID-19

Suspension of in-person worship at Pleasant View Lutheran Church

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Suspension of in-person worship at Pleasant View Lutheran Church

No one needs to be reminded that we are in the middle of a pandemic. State-wide policies to help control the spread of this virus have impacted everyone’s life. On Nov. 14th our governor saw a rise in the number of infections increase across state and issued new guidelines limiting the number of people at indoor gatherings and requiring children as young as age five to wear a mask when in public. Our bishop, concerned with the physical health of those who congregate for worship, strongly urged that Lutheran churches cease indoor worship gatherings to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus to those among us who are most vulnerable. We complied with the bishop’s directive, as did most other ELCA Lutheran churches in the state, by suspending indoor worship for two weeks to reevaluate the situation.

On Nov. 14th when the governor issued his mandate 1,500 was the approximate daily rate for new infections in the state. Since then the daily rate, and hospitalizations, has been steadily rising. Yesterday (Dec. 2) the new infection rate was over 2,400.

During the virtual parish council meeting on Dec. 3 it was decided that even with the extra sanitation measures and social distancing we have in place it is best to suspend in-person worship until the threat of infection drops and we can safely congregate again in the church building. This was an undesirable decision but given the current situation and the vulnerability of many in our congregation we believe it is the responsible and compassionate thing to do. The church council will continue to monitor the situation closely and we will resume in-person worship as soon as it is determined safe to do so. Until then, church emails will continue to be distributed several times a week to aid worshipping at home and staying informed of church news and activities.

We pray that during this time you will remain vigilant and mindful of the danger the Coronavirus presents and take proper precautions to protect yourself and others. Our God will see us through this difficult time until we can gather together again to worship and sing his praises! Take care, stay healthy, and please pray for one another.

Pastor Larry

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Pleasant View Evangelical Lutheran Church

2733 Springhill Road

Staunton, Virginia 24401

540 | 885 | 2954

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Suspension of
In-person worship at Pleasant View Lutheran Church

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