WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS

BEING CHURCH TOGETHER
As ELCA congregations face difficult decisions regarding when and how they will be able to gather again for worship, Elim staff and leaders are looking to the ELCA for resources and general guidance. We will need to interpret and adapt this information based on Elim’s building and congregation size. In many cases, it will not be safe or advisable to gather for in-person worship for some time. National, state, and local medical and legal guidelines will need to be consulted and followed. While risk is not avoidable, the guidance is presented with the aim of reducing the level of risk for our community. Our staff and leaders will always consider the love for our neighbor and know that change will be inevitable. Patience, grace, and flexibility will be necessary as we strive to make the most appropriate decisions. (This information was adapted from the ELCA).

 

REVISED ZOOM MEETING – NEW SCHEDULE
The Coffee Hour will not meet the next few Sundays. Instead, we are preparing a Community Meeting for Sunday, May 31st at 10:30am. In this meeting we will spend time reflecting upon on what we have done online as we have worshiped from home the past two months, and how we will plan to return to in-person worship.

The link to this Zoom meeting will be shared on the Friday, May 29th Email.

 

DAILY DEVOTIONS & SUNDAY VIRTUAL WORSHIP
Continue to visit us here on our website or go to our Facebook page for links to our Virtual Worship Service or call the new phone-in number to listen, 1-855-539-9462. Also, please enjoy the Daily Devotional on our Facebook message each weekday.

 

FAMILY SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS
Our Sunday School publisher SPARK HOUSE is hosting virtual lessons. Each episode presents a lesson with Bible readings and illustrations that families can watch together. Elim will use SPARK HOUSE Sunday School lessons until June 7th, and then begin producing similar lessons with Elim leaders moving forward.  For Family Sunday School Lesson and Activity Sheets CLICK HERE

 

JOIN ELIM’S FACEBOOK GROUP:  We Are Family at Elim 
Share your experience at home watching worship online, how you are passing the time, or say hello to those you are missing from your Elim family! The next few weeks plan to share any GRADUATION announcements and experiences!  Then, get ready to start sharing photos of Father’s Day plans or memories! Go to: www.facebook.com/groups/FamilyatElim and join today! Together, we are family!

 

PRAYER REQUESTS
Prayer Requests can be left on our voicemail system at (763) 537-8481 or at office@elim-robbinsdale.org.  If you wish it to be private, choose option #3 on the voicemail system to connect to a pastor or specific staff member, or email Pastor Dan at ddoerrer@elim-robbinsdale.org. We can call you back or you can leave the details on the message.

 

WAYS TO GIVE
1.  Give online
2.  Text 763-703-6621 to give (minimum $5)
3.  Call Vanco at 1-800-675-7430 and our online giving service will take donations over the phone.
4.  Mail a check to the church, payable to Elim Lutheran Church, at 3978 West Broadway Ave., Robbinsdale, MN 55422
For more electronic giving information, details are our on our website.

 
How to Reach the Church Office
The Office Administrator, Jennifer Huehns, continues to work remotely from home but is available to retrieve all messages left on our phone system.  The office phone, 763-537-8481, is set up to reach all staff.  Once prompted, option #3 will get you to the list of staff members’ direct lines.  Pastor Dan will receive your messages directly. Jennifer will forward any messages left on the main voicemail system. Email Pastor Dan at ddoerrer@elim-robbinsdale.org, or Jennifer at jhuehns@elim-robbinsdale.org
for any questions.