Corona Virus Update 12-1-2020
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December 1, 2020
INDOOR WORSHIP SERVICES STARTING AT EBEN-EZER LUTHERAN ON SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2020
THESE INDOOR SERVICES WILL BE OFFERED EACH SUNDAY AT 8:30 AM
WE ARE STARTING INDOOR BECAUSE THE WEATHER IS GETTING COLDER
THE SERVICE WILL BE BROADCAST ON AN FM STATION IN THE PARKING LOT FOR THOSE WHO WISH TO REMAIN OUTDOORS IN THEIR VEHICLES
HOLY COMMUNION WILL BE CELEBRATED AT THESE INDOOR SERVICES ON THE 2ND AND 4TH SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
GUIDELINES FOR THE INDOOR WORSHIP SERVICES:
Worship Services will be at 8:30 am each Sunday.
• We will celebrate Holy Communion at the Indoor Worship Services on the 2nd and 4th Sunday of each month and also outdoors for those remaining in their vehicles.
• We have individual, sealed Communion servings which contain a wafer and grape juice. These will be available at worship.
• Bulletins will be available on the Eben-Ezer Website: www.ebenezerbrenham.com.
• We must maintain proper social distancing with no handshakes or hugging.
• Everyone is required to wear a face mask
• Please bring your own hand sanitizer, if you have some.
• We will have a limited number of face masks and hand sanitizer available at church for those who need them.
• We have an FM transmitter so that you can hear the service on your car radio if you prefer to remain outdoors.
• There will be a place for you to drop your offering as offering plates will not be passed around.
• But this service is optional if you do not feel comfortable getting out in public yet.
We will continue our Facebook Worship Service at 10:00 am on Sunday mornings and our Radio Worship on KWHI 12.80 AM or 101.7 FM at 5:00 pm on Sunday afternoons.
We will be reviewing the situation as we go along. We want to err on the side of caution so that everyone is safe! We certainly do not want to expose anyone to the risk of getting infected. I would invite you to keep up with the latest information that we have through our website: www.ebenezerbrenham.com or through our Facebook pages by searching on Facebook for: Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church.
I also have my personal Facebook page which you may access by searching for: Ken Weiss. Each of these platforms is being updated often, as needed. If you, or others, do not have internet access, please read the December Newsletter thoroughly and help others to be informed as to the plans for the coming days.
We want everyone to be safe! Please call me if you have needs or concerns. God bless you all! Stay in touch! Let us know how you are doing! Peace, Pastor Ken
WEEKLY SUNDAY WORSHIP ON FACEBOOK AT 10:00 AM. GO TO THE EBEN-EZER LUTHERAN CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE OR THE IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF WIEDEVILLE FACEBOOK PAGE.
Please join us each Sunday at 10:00 am for a Facebook Worship Service. I will be leading this worship on the Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church Facebook page and on the Immanuel Lutheran of Wiedeville Facebook page. This video worship will remain on Facebook so that you may join in this time of worship later, as your schedule permits. There will be a bulletin posted for each Sunday on the Eben-Ezer website: www.ebenezerbrenham.com. The service will also be available on my personal Facebook page. Search for: Ken Weiss.
WORSHIP SERVICE ON KWHI RADIO AT 5:00 PM ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON KWHI RADIO – 12.80 AM AND 101.7 FM
Our Radio Worship Worship Service is broadcast on KWHI radio at 5:00 pm on Sunday afternoons. Please join us for worship and invite others to tune in also, especially those who do not have internet or Facebook access and are not able to watch the Facebook Worship at 10:00 am. There will be a bulletin posted for each Sunday on the Eben-Ezer website: www.ebenezerbrenham.com
HOLY COMMUNION ON FACEBOOK WORSHIP AT 10:00 AM AND ON THE RADIO ON KWHI AT 5:00 PM ON THE 2ND AND 4TH SUNDAYS OF THE MONTH
We are celebrating Holy Communion on both the Facebook Worship at 10:00 am and the Radio Worship on KWHI at 5:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month, which is our regular Holy Communion schedule for worship.
If you would like to take Holy Communion, I invite you to have some wine or grape juice and bread or crackers of any kind available. I would also invite you to set up a small worship area in your home. You can do this by placing a cross there if you have one available and also by lighting a candle, if you can do this safely. If not – that is OK. God knows your situation and understands and is present with you in all circumstances. During the service I will lead the Holy Communion Liturgy and give instructions for celebrating Holy Communion in your home.
There will also be a bulletin available on the Eben-Ezer church website if you would like to print that out to follow along with the service. That website is: www.ebenezerbrenham.com. This is very different from what we normally do but we are living in very different times from just a few months ago. It is theologically appropriate and meaningful to celebrate Holy Communion in this manner. However, celebrating Holy Communion is left up to each individual, just as it is when we celebrate Holy Communion in our sanctuary at church. Peace, Pastor Ken
DAILY VIDEO DEVOTIONS ON EBEN-EZER LUTHERAN CHURCH FACEBOOK PAGE AND ON THE iMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF WIEDEVILLE FACEBOOK PAGE
I am leading a Daily Video Devotion on Facebook each day of the week, Monday through Thursday, in the morning. You may find that Video Devotion on the Eben-Ezer Lutheran Church Facebook page, on the Immanuel Lutheran Church of Wiedeville Facebook page and also on my personal Facebook page by searching for: Ken Weiss. There is no set time for this Devotion but it will be available on Facebook throughout the day and beyond.
In addition, that Daily Devotion is posted each day on this website. It is under the Digital Worship and Devotion page.
Peace, Pastor Ken
Keep in Touch – Be Safe - Pray