Dear OSLC Congregation and Community,
Yes, we miss seeing you in person! Yes, church, spirituality, connections and our work for the sake of the world is ESSENTIAL! What we are navigating in this pandemic is new, ever changing, sometimes frightening, and always God is still here and God is still with us. At this time, it is not safe to gather in a building with talking, singing, hugging, and interacting. We love you too much to compromise your health or the health of your loved ones. Church is still open, but our building is not.
OSLC Council, Pastors, and Staff are on the same page with remaining up to date on CDC recommendations and guidelines, Recommendations and Guidelines from our Rocky Mountain Synod Bishop who is in conversation with Colorado Governor, and the guidelines of our health community. Our Bishop has put together recommendations that are well thought out and researched. We were able to participate in conversations with him and with colleagues as well. We encourage you to look at the resources that are provided in his letter. We will be following the recommendations outline by the Bishop that you can see at this link here: BISHOP RECOMMENDATIONS
We will continue to be the church, to go deeper into our spirituality and connections and we will find safe ways to gather, connect, and be present for one another and for our communities. At this time, per the Bishop recommendation, we will keep our building closed through August and continue digital worship and gatherings. We are looking into safe ways to have small groups be able to interact, summer engagements for all ages, and we will continue to walk with you and with one another through this time.
Thank you. Thank you for your faithfulness, your gifts, your service, your continued communication and your willingness to continue to be church together. May you know that the Holy Spirit is surrounding you and giving you grace at this time.
With so much love,
Pastor Michael and Pastor Leta