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

Worship changes again! COVID-19

In-Person Services Suspended

Out of an abundance of caution and suspected exposure of some congregational members to COVID-19 this week, Sunday school and worship services at Pleasant View have been suspended for the next two weeks (September 19 and 26th). This pause will allow time for healing, testing and time to consider next steps for worship. Persons who may have been exposed will be individually contacted. Let us all be in prayer for healing of the sick and the safety of our congregation. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Phyllis at (540) 589-6988 or Carol Troxell at (540) 294-1559.

Father in heaven, for Jesus’ sake, enfold us in your loving, healing care. Keep us all safe and well so that we might continue your work here. Restore us in joy, bless us as we wait, give us your peace as we rest in your mighty arms. Amen

Pastor Phyllis has accepted our Call!

On behalf of the church Council and the Call Committee, congratulations are extended to the congregation for confirming the Reverend Phyllis Diamond as PVELC's called pastor. Pastor Phyllis has accepted our Call and will begin service at Pleasant View on September 1st..

Thanks be to God!

Changes in our In-Person Sunday Worship Service

The church council has agreed to follow current CDC and Virginia Synod guidelines regarding COVID-19 restrictions. The Council will be using the following websites (CDC COVID Data Tracker and www.vasynod.org) when making decisions concerning necessary restrictions during our Sunday morning worship services and all other church related activities. CDC guidance encourages the wearing of masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, when the COVID Data Tracker indicates Augusta County’s COVID-19 transmission rate is in the “Substantial” or “High” categories. In July the transmission rate for Augusta county was “moderate” but this has been upgraded to “substantial” this week which means masks will be required during the worship service/in the building on Sunday, August 8th. If you need a mask one will be provided when you enter the church. When this status is downgraded and the wearing of a mask is no longer mandatory, that information will be provided in the weekly announcements and/or newsletter. Any questions may be directed to Carol Troxell.

Due to the current status of COVID-19, we are again postponing congregational singing during the worship services. At the August 5th Council meeting, the decision was made to forgo congregational singing during worship services until the COVID Data Tracker website indicates Augusta County is below the “Substantial” threshold (i.e., a COVID-19 transmission rating of “Low” or “Moderate”). This decision will be monitored on a weekly basis and any change in the status of the COVID-19 transmission rate in Augusta County will be communicated in the weekly announcements and the newsletter.

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Pleasant View Evangelical Lutheran Church

2733 Springhill Road

Staunton, Virginia 24401

540 | 885 | 2954

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