A Word From Pastor Jim About Our Life Together and the Coronavirus

At TLC we care about our community and the well-being, abundant life of all.

There is no need to panic about the coronavirus, but we will use best practices to be prudent and responsible. Our staff is monitoring the situation and we are thankful that to date there are no reported cases of coronavirus in Island County. However, we do know that the senior population is the most vulnerable and so we will proceed with caution.

In light of the recent events in the State of Washington we will be making some temporary changes in our worship practices.

There WILL be church this Sunday at 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

There will NOT be Holy Communion this Sunday. We may suspend the celebration of Holy Communion altogether for some period of time.
If you are sick or have any symptoms, you are encouraged to stay home and watch the sermon online.

We encourage everyone to wash their hands upon arrival at TLC. We will dispense with hugs and handshakes until the Coronavirus situation is better understood. Ushers and greeters will greet you, but will not make physical contact. There will be no greeting line after the service. The coffee hours will be conducted as usual, with servers wearing gloves. Please wash/sanitize hands before attending coffee hour.

This Sunday we ask you to take your bulletins home with you for recycling.
We will suspend the printing of bulletins until further notice.

We are not canceling regular church activities at this time; we are simply asking everyone to use good sense and precaution.

Lenten Services will go on as scheduled, but the Lenten Meals have been canceled. Holden Evening Prayer Services will take place every Thursday at 7 p.m.

You can always watch sermons online at TrinityLutheranFreeland.org, or on Facebook at Facebook.com/TrinityLutheranChurchFreeland.

Fear will not win the day! Do not be afraid, but do look both ways before you cross the street, do stay home if you are sick, and do wash your hands.

My love and prayers to you all!




Pastor Jim