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Pastoral Message on COVID-19

“I am with you always; to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

Letter from Pastor Karna, sent on March 24, 2020

Dear Our Savior’s Members and Friends,

As we learn to live in a COVID-19 world, may we take reassurance from Christ’s words that we are not alone. Jesus keeps the faithful promise to be with us at all times. Although our church building is not open to public gatherings, your staff is still here for all of you and working around the clock to offer multiple ministry opportunities:

  1. Worship is still consistently taking place on Sundays at 9 AM and Wednesdays at 6:30 PM through our Facebook Livestream, website and for those who may use the audio call-in system. They are also archived on our website and on Facebook to watch at a later time.
  2. Resource/Livestream Page: Our website offers a growing resource page including constant updates of programs, youth, children’s ministries, videos and a growing library of worship resources.
  3. Caring Tree: The Board and volunteers will be reaching out to every single member at this time to check-in and offer care. Your well-being is important to us.

“Go therefore to the world preaching the Gospel.” (Matthew 28:19)

In a world where anxiety rises, I’m discovering a silver lining—people are more hungry than ever to experience the Good News of Jesus Christ! Our virtual worship is drawing in consistently over 1,000+ people each time! This is more than we have at Easter! Many unchurched people are hearing the power of the Gospel. Comforting words of hope are vital at this time.

Actions also speak loudly as we proclaim the Gospel through deed. With many in our state experiencing job loss, the needs of our neighbors and members increase. An anonymous household from Our Savior’s, out of their love for Jesus, have risen to the occasion to ensure that the most vulnerable in our church, community and world have provision. Our Lenten theme is, “Extravagant Love: Christ’s Compassion.” Jesus said, “I was hungry and you gave me food.”

As 10% of all the Our Savior’s offerings go toward Mission and Outreach, this household states that if 25 additional households from Our Savior’s increase their giving this year, they will unlock $30,000 into the Our Savior’s plate. If you would like to be a part of these 25 households, contact me, Pastor Karna: karna@oslcstillwater.org or #651-300-7797.

Or you may contact the chair of our giving team, Ray Valley at: stewardship@oslcstillwater.org.

May you trust and know that Christ is with you and for you! May the love of Jesus continue to shine through each of us in words and actions.

Faithfully,

Pastor Karna Moskalik

Find us at: 1616 W. Olive St., Stillwater, MN 55082 | 651.439.5704 | info@oslcstillwater.org