Ministry status and plans

Below is a list of the status and plans for various ministries at St Paul's, as we weather the coronavirus and COVID-19.  It is a work-in-progress and will be updated as we know more.  Directly contact ministry leaders at the email addresses listed below, or contact the Ministry Roundtable or the Church Office.

MINISTRY AREA MINISTRY MINISTRY STATUS AND PLANS
Worship Weekend worship We will stream one weekly worship service at 11 am Sunday on Facebook. You do not need a Facebook account to view it. SpaLutheran.org/fb 
  Mid-week Lent activities thru Apr 1 We will stream one mid-week Lent devotion on Facebook at 7 pm on Wednesdays thru April 1st.  You do not need a Facebook account to view it. SpaLutheran.org/fb 
  Holy Week worship Apr 9–12 We will stream services at 7 pm on Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter Saturday.  Easter Sunday worship will be at 11 am.  You do not need a Facebook account to view it. SpaLutheran.org/fb 
CCC School Christian Childhood Center Suspended until further notice.  Preschools and daycares in church facilities are under different restrictions than independent operations. CCC@SpaLutheran.org 
Human care Food pantry Suspended until further notice. Pantries operating in church facilities are under different restrictions than pantries operating independently.  The Saratoga EOC pantry continues to operate & to make deliveries; their website lists the status of other area pantries. 
  Hospital and Shut-In visitations Remote contacts continue but in-person visits will be done only under exceptional circumstances. Telephone Pastor Adam for arrangements. 
  Neighbor shopping assistance New Ministry to assist people during the COVID-19 outbreak. Check the webpage to volunteer, of if you need help.  Neighbors@SpaLutheran.org
Adult classes & studies Men's Breakfast Meets online Saturdays 7:30–9 am.
  Women's Bible Study Inquiring with regular class participants about continuation as an online class. Roundtable@SpaLutheran.org 
  1 Timothy Meets online Sundays for 9:30 am 'fellowship' and 10–10:45 am class.
  Forgiveness Experience To be determined.
  Shine Jesus Shine To be determined.
  Titus Suspended until further notice.
Children & Youth Children's Ministries including Sunday School, First Communion, & KICK Staying in touch online. ChildrensMinistry@SpaLutheran.org & KICK@SpaLutheran.org 
  Youth Ministries including Sunday School, Confirmation, & High School Staying in touch online. Youth@SpaLutheran.org 
Ministry groups Altar Guild Suspended until in-person worship resumes.
  Choir practices Suspended until further notice.
  Fellowship Suspended until further notice.
  Finance & Stewardship Online giving is encouraged for those who are able to do so.
  LWML Suspended until further notice.
  Ministry Roundtable Meets online. Roundtable@SpaLutheran.org 
  Mission to Serve Mission of the Month collections continue via online giving and direct contributions to the organizations are encouraged. Missions@SpaLutheran.org 
  New Praise practices Suspended until further notice. PastorAdam@SpaLutheran.org 
  Prayer chain and ministry Prayer Ministry continues online and by phone. Prayer@SpaLutheran.org
  Stephen Ministry Care continues online and by phone. StephenMinistry@SpaLutheran.org 
  Technology Ministry Technology is busy online! Tech@SpaLutheran.org 
  Temples & Gardens Property Ministry Work activities are coordinated online and by phone. TemplesAndGardens@SpaLutheran.org 
  Vacation Bible School In-person work sessions have been suspended until further notice.  VBS registration, originally scheduled to start April 12th, has been delayed until we can better assess the likelihood of a successful summer VBS. VBS@SpaLutheran.org 

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