Historic notice -
Dear Members of St. Paul's, and Trinity-Mt. Olive congregations-
As we enter the Lenten season, we continue to have Sunday Worship here at St. Paul's at 9:00 A.M. with 10:15 A.M. Adult Bible Study and
remote Sunday School. Trinity-Mt. Olive continues to have Sunday Worship at the Trinity Johnson facility at 10:30 A.M., with 9:15 A.M. Sunday School. You can see our Lenten service schedule on the Home page.
We continue to practice social distancing. Some of our members are attending regularly, while others are taking in services online or via Morris' local access channel 6. We look forward to the time when we may gather in strength of numbers and peace of mind regarding the COVID 19 crisis.
We long for the fellowship of believers, the love and support, that distancing limits or prevents.
When Martin Luther was dealing with The Black Death plague, he wrote these words that can help inform the way we approach things happening in our world right now:
"I shall ask God mercifully to protect us. Then I shall fumigate, help purify the air,administer medicine and take it.
I shall avoid places and persons where my presence is not needed in order not to become contaminated and thus
perchance inflict and pollute others and so cause their death as a result of my negligence. If God should wish to
take me, he will surely find me and I have done what he has expected of me and so I am not responsible for either
my own death or the death of others. If my neighbor needs me however I shall not avoid place or person but will
go freely as stated above. See this is such a God-fearing faith because it is neither brash nor foolhardy and does
not tempt God." (Luther's Works Volume 43 page 132 the letter "Whether one may flee from a Deadly Plague"
written to Rev. Dr. John Hess)
Rev. Donald Main